1 She was beginning to have fits of angry rebellion against fate, when she longed to drop out of the race and make an independent life for herself.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
2 It is not always easy to be quite independent and self-respecting when one is poor and lives among rich people; I have been careless about money, and have worried about my bills.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3 I can hardly be said to have an independent existence.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
4 She felt that these independent citizens, who had been taught that they belonged to a democracy, would resent her trying to play Lady Bountiful.
5 She wished that she were independent enough to dine with these her guests.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XVI
6 She wasn't altogether pleased, the week after, when Erik was independent and, without asking for her inspiration, planned the tennis tournament.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XXIX
7 But then, what to make of his unearthly complexion, that part of it, I mean, lying round about, and completely independent of the squares of tattooing.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
8 But ere stepping into the cabin doorway below, he pauses, ships a new face altogether, and, then, independent, hilarious little Flask enters King Ahab's presence, in the character of Abjectus, or the Slave.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
9 But fortunately the special point I here seek can be established upon testimony entirely independent of my own.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
10 The crotch alluded to on a previous page deserves independent mention.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 63. The Crotch.
11 This done, the carpenter received orders to have the leg completed that night; and to provide all the fittings for it, independent of those pertaining to the distrusted one in use.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
12 They had strong, independent natures, both of them.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VI
13 But as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her; the hopelessness which so often assailed her, which came upon her like an obsession, like something extraneous, independent of volition.
14 Marija was working for one of the independent packers, and was quite beside herself and outrageous with triumph over the sums of money she was making as a painter of cans.
15 And then, explained Schliemann, society would break up into independent, self-governing communities of mutually congenial persons; examples of which at present were clubs, churches, and political parties.