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Not influenced by others
“The judge must able to act as an independent adjudicator of each case as they are presented.”
Not supported by public or government funds
“You have a choice between sending your child to a public or independent school in this district.”
Not connected or related with each other
“Despite working in the same office, they have completely independent roles.”
Standing on its own apart from the others
“The company intends to set up an independent research department to explore new areas of growth.”
Not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence
“Due to my absent parents, I had to rely largely on being independent for most of my childhood.”
Free from outside control or authority
“Andersson struck the right balance of deference and independent spirit to make their partnership work.”
(of a country or nation) Self-governing
“This country does not need to be a republic to be a proud, confident and independent nation.”
(of a person or lifestyle) Isolated from others
“He chose an independent existence following his disillusionment with society.”
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