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individualism
 n.  a belief in the importance of the individual and personal independence
Classic Sentence: (201 in 14 pages)
1  Besides, individualism has really the higher aim.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
2  The negroes had frolicked through the legislature, grasping aliens had mismanaged the government, private individuals had enriched themselves from public funds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
3  But in her work in the library, children had become individuals to her, citizens of the State with their own rights and their own senses of humor.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  Remark, however, that in different individuals these rates are different; but in any one they are alike.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
5  Now, though such great bodies are at times encountered, yet, as must have been seen, even at the present day, small detached bands are occasionally observed, embracing from twenty to fifty individuals each.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
6  Those negroes who are attempting to make the lynching of individuals of their race a means for arousing the worst passions of their kind are playing with a dangerous sentiment.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In II
7  The white people won't stand this sort of thing, and whether they be insulted as individuals are as a race, the response will be prompt and effectual.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In V
8  They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
9  The effects produced by the appalling sights that constantly arose in their path to the lake shore, were as different as the characters of the respective individuals who composed the party.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
10  As no time was to be lost, the instant the choice was made the individuals appointed rose in a body and left the place without speaking.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
11  In a few minutes they reappeared, escorting the individuals who had caused all these solemn preparations toward the seat of judgment.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
12  The author hopes she has done justice to that nobility, generosity, and humanity, which in many cases characterize individuals at the South.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
13  The results of schools, founded for them by benevolent individuals in Cincinnati, fully establish this.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
14  And let it be remembered that these individuals have thus bravely succeeded in conquering for themselves comparative wealth and social position, in the face of every disadvantage and discouragement.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
15  Another thing which greatly hurts a government is to keep alive bitter feelings in men's minds by often renewed attacks on individuals, as was done in Rome after the decemvirate was put an end to.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLV.
Example Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
16  These cultivated individuals have been imbued with a sense of social purpose.
17  Full time welfare officers represent individuals at pension tribunals, and are able to offer professional advice on legal matters and housing.
18  The government has been encouraging individuals to opt out of the state pension scheme.
19  There is evidence to suggest that certain factors predispose some individuals to criminal behaviour.
20  Acting on the contention that facts are sacred, reporters can cause untold suffering to individuals by publishing details about their private lives.
21  Claimants in these cases would choose a single public arbitrator from a list of qualified individuals.
22  Having served as a member of the Grand Jury, I can attest that our system of indicting individuals is in need of improvement.
23  Natural selection in gregarious animals operates upon groups rather than upon individuals.
24  Smokers are some of the most inconsiderate individuals I've ever seen when it comes to tossing out their trash and blowing smoke into my personal space.
25  The hardest thing in warfare is to counter someone or a group of individuals who are willing to take their own lives in order to take others.
26  Several wealthy and benevolent individuals in the county subscribed largely for the erection of a more convenient building in a better situation.
27  They also said that there was too much emphasis placed on protecting the liberty of individuals at the expense of broader social justice.
28  Our professionalism as individuals and as a group is constantly under scrutiny.
29  The police will not release the videos in an effort not to sensationalize the men's actions and to mitigate the potential of other individuals being inspired.
30  "No exit or entry screening will supplant the need for state and local health departments, for clinicians and for individuals to be aware and to think Ebola."