INDEPENDENCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INDEPENDENCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
independence
 n.  freedom from control or influence of others
Classic Sentence: (115 in 8 pages)
1  Being poor white, they were not even accorded the grudging respect that Angus MacIntosh's dour independence wrung from neighboring families.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Scarlett knew Will would have a hard pull without her help but she admired and respected his independence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
3  The insinuating music drained her independence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  Yeh, I'm probably a yahoo, but by gum I do keep my independence by doing odd jobs, and that's more 'n these polite cusses like the clerks in the banks do.'
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
5  Though she became Vida Wutherspoon technically, and though she certainly had no ideals about the independence of keeping her name, she continued to be known as Vida Sherwin.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  Carol liked the blue silk kerchiefs about the brakemen's throats; she liked their welcome to her, and their air of friendly independence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  She no longer took Aunt Bessie Smail seriously enough to struggle for independence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  That was the nearest approach to independence a man could make "under capitalism," he explained; he would never marry, for no sane man would allow himself to fall in love until after the revolution.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
9  In fact, everybody in the room bore on his head this characteristic emblem of man's sovereignty; whether it were felt hat, palm-leaf, greasy beaver, or fine new chapeau, there it reposed with true republican independence.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
10  The restoration of the independence of his race was the idol of his heart, to which he had willingly sacrificed domestic happiness and the interests of his own son.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  His good-humoured selfishness, his dogged sort of independence, his unrepenting sensuality, it seemed to Connie she could see them all in his well-knit straight thighs.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
12  All were attracted at first by the plants or the pheasants, and all dispersed about in happy independence.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  I often think of Mr. Rushworth's property and independence, and wish them in other hands; but I never think of him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  He might talk of necessity, but she knew his independence.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
15  He should not have to think of her as pining in the retirement of Mansfield for him, rejecting Sotherton and London, independence and splendour, for his sake.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
16  The country has de facto independence now, and it will soon be recognized de jure by the world's governments.
17  Italy had thus practically declared her independence.
18  The big issue in adolescence is that all kids strive for independence.
19  The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually accede to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.
20  Although Susan seemed a tractable young woman, she had a stubborn streak of independence.
21  It was political theatre: epic for some, farce for others and tragic for many more; the Catalan parliament voted today, October 27th, to declare independence and constitute Catalonia as a republic.
22  The referendum on Scottish independence - and its associated campaign - coincide with the European elections in May this year and the run-up to the UK General Election in May next year.
23  India's first independence movement against the British started in 1857 and is widely regarded to have been instigated by Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier in the British East India Company.
24  Our aim is to teach our son to become an independent, self-reliant adult.
25  Eventually your child will leave home to lead her own life as a fully independent adult.
26  Opposition MPs are calling for the establishment of an independent food and drugs agency.
27  It's almost inconceivable that a handicapped girl is very independent and lives all alone.
28  There are those who argue that true independent advice is unattainable.
29  It could renew calls for Attorney General Janet Reno to appoint an independent counsel to investigate alleged campaign wrongdoing.
30  This grammar book is suitable both for classroom use and for independent study.