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.
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How to use independent living in a sentence
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
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
"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
I must go and seek out an independent living for myself, even yet, though I am fifty-two.