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synonyms for self direction

  • self-determination
  • self-rule
  • autarchy
  • autonomy
  • independence
  • self-direction
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How to use self direction in a sentence

Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Jean grinned and dribbled self-consciously, and showed his two little teeth to the proudest father in the world.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
As guileless, though as self-reliant, gentlewomen as sequestered England could produce.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
I must aspire to the agitating transports of self-devotion, in scenes of sacrifice and peril!
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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