existing independently of any cause, as God.
having an independent existence.
- self-ex·ist·ence, noun
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How to use self-existent in a sentence
If God is a personality, we have no conception of a personality that is self-existent.Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
In the Hebrew view, even the powers of evil are created things; they are not self-existent.The Astronomy of the Bible | E. Walter Maunder
Each name has its own self-existent Idea, Form, or Type, the reproduction or copy of which is imperative.
O king, this is the divine forest of the self-existent One, which hath now come to our view.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
In order that there may be creation there must be a primary self-existent Spirit, whose will is supreme.The Story of the Earth and Man | J. W. Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for self-existent
philosophy existing independently of any other being or cause
- self-existence, noun
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