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independent living

a living arrangement for disabled people and others with special needs, usually in their own home, affording them as much independence and autonomy as possible. Unabridged
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  • I must go and seek out an independent living for myself, even yet, though I am fifty-two.

  • "If it is pride to want to earn an independent living, and not live on charity, then I am proud," continued Philip.

    The Young Musician Horatio Alger
  • Explain to your husband that you are still an independent living human being.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • A peasant possessed of a bowie-knife, a buffalo, and good health, need not seek far to make an independent living.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • At the early age of seventeen I left the parental roof to earn for myself an independent living.

    In the Shadow of Death P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald

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