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She has books and her drawing, and she is so self-dependent; but Alice, whose cry was, 'Where 's Tony?'

The Americans were an agricultural people, and they were a self-dependent people.

We have been self-dependent from childhood; taught to be so.

There was danger of the destruction of the free, self-dependent yeomanry.

The seeing man goes about his business confident and self-dependent.

They do not appeal to the spaniel element in his nature; they make him free, erect, noble, and self-dependent.

She was so innocently plain-spoken and self-dependent sometimes, and such a strange little dreamer of dreams at other times.

These same lads early learned to be self-dependent, and to fight their own battles.

That it is extremely desirable that in the matter of war supplies she should be self-dependent has been freely admitted.

It was a well-ordered, strong, self-dependent colony that he handed down to the long line of his successors.

WORD ORIGIN

15c., variant spelling of dependant, now mostly restricted to adjectival use; see -ance. Dependent variable in mathematics is recorded from 1852.

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