Each of these beautifully crafted pieces presents a self-contained vignette.
The three episodes will be a self-contained arc ending at Prom Night and will serve as a prologue for the rest of the series.
The gallery world that I depict is kind of a self-contained universe unto itself.
They can do this because they believe they operate in self-contained worlds unto themselves.
Short stories are self-contained universes, transporting us instantly to imagined other worlds, moving and surprising us.
Morlene was self-contained, being careful not to exhibit any emotion, if she felt any.
Only Sam was as self-contained in his way as the girl in hers.
He likes us to be self-contained, and says that there is no one about here that he would care to have us associate with.
When she sang she was certain of herself, powerful, self-contained.
Once more he was the iron-willed, self-contained man who daily dared everything for the cause he served.