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You can take a home-office deduction only if you’re self-employed, an independent contractor or a gig worker.

On top of that, independent chefs have used the format to launch pop-ups from within their own restaurants.

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Using Google Lens, she scanned one of the spoons, and within seconds, she received dozens of results from places such as eBay, big-box stores and independent resellers.

I’m looking for an independent, easy-going, family-oriented, trustworthy, fun-loving man who is looking for someone to complement his life.

Among registered voters, the Berkeley IGS survey found only 11 percent of registered Democrats and 32 percent of independents would vote to recall Newsom.

The Independent, quoted the duo as saying “we have some offers but we cannot say anything at the moment.”

The issue polls well among Democratic, Republican, and independent voters.

For the last nine years, they have battled secular Baluch nationalists who would like to see an independent Baluchistan.

I am reminded of the story of Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent, VT) walking along the shores of Lake Champlain.

This is a job for independent committees, like Bowles-Simpson, not a partisan slugfest.

So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.

In a strict sense, of course, no child's drawing is absolutely spontaneous and independent of external stimulus and guidance.

Many persons impede their execution by not keeping the thumb independent enough of the rest of the hand.

While the majority pulled in one way there was an active minority that wished the Nana to set up an independent kingdom.

Divine Providence is about to place independence within our reach, in a manner most acceptable to a free and independent people.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to independent, such as: autonomous, nonpartisan, self-reliant, self-sufficient, separate, and sovereign.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.