Definition for independence (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for independence
Yes, the gun: “While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.”
The newly free country struggled to maintain order in the wake of independence, but it was woefully unprepared.
And then there is William Morales of the Puerto Rican independence group the FALN.
The mission is to teach any person to use technology for independence and empowerment no matter where they are located.3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics|Lucy Vernasco|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spirits in Stanleyville were high, and a local 19-year-old was emboldened by independence fever.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rousseau was right; he was a being apart; and the philosophers could not forgive him for his independence.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He wrought a state out of tribal kinship and fostered an independence and self-reliance which no oppression could destroy.Optimism|Helen Keller
But I am not mistress, and every day makes me feel the want of independence.'A Tale of Two Tunnels|William Clark Russell
There was a touch of fire to her independence, a chip on the shoulder of her pride the three partners recognized and respected.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
Immediately upon sitting, the Convention received three resolutions for independence.The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783|Virginia State Dept. of Education
British Dictionary definitions for independence (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for independence (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for independence
1630s; see independent + -ence. Earlier in same sense was independency (1610s). U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791. An Old English word for it was selfdom, with dom "law."
Culture definitions for independence
City in western Missouri.