self-contained

[ self-kuh n-teynd, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-contained
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-CONTAINED

Yet we have just seen that the Greeks of old were too self-contained for their Italian brethren.

Each village community was self-contained, and had its own officers.

To him the subject-matter 23 of the science is self-contained.

His gloomy eye smouldered as it considered the self-contained buccaneer.

And he was cool, too; cool and self-contained; fearless and purposeful.

At the table-head Joseph still sat cool, self-contained, even amused.

This was not the quiet, self-contained man upon whom she had leaned for months.

Men like me are necessary to make room for self-contained, thinking men like you.

As a half-blood gypsy tinker he must have been self-contained and pleasant.

He looked pretty much like a self-sufficient, self-contained adult.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from self- + contained (see contain).

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