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synonyms for self-reliance

  • autonomy
  • self-determination
  • self-government
  • self-rule
  • self-sufficiency
  • sovereignty
  • ability
  • aptitude
  • autarchy
  • license
  • qualification
  • separation
  • home rule
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antonyms for self-reliance

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  • dependence
  • inability
  • inaptitude
  • stupidity
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How to use self-reliance 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
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
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
Only at moments was he aware of this—a kind of higher Self, detached from shifting moods, looked on calmly and took note.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Alone the supreme Self in him looked calmly on, seeming to lessen the part that trembled and knew fear.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO SELF-RELIANCE

  • aggressiveness
  • aplomb
  • arrogance
  • assuredness
  • audacity
  • boldness
  • bravery
  • certainty
  • certitude
  • conviction
  • coolness
  • courage
  • effrontery
  • faith
  • firmness
  • impudence
  • nerve
  • poise
  • positiveness
  • presumption
  • security
  • self-confidence
  • self-reliance
  • sureness
  • surety
  • temerity
  • trust
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