able to support or maintain oneself without the help of others
able to stand up or hold firm without support, props, attachments, etc
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How to use self-supporting in a sentence
There is hope that the site will one day be self-supporting from ad sales.
We hope to make this hotel self-supporting in a few years, though it could not be accomplished in the beginning.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
Strenuous effort has always been made in some clubs to make them self-supporting; they seem almost to live for that purpose.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
Last March there graduated at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania one of these self-supporting young men.
There were there impregnating powers and mighty forces, a self-supporting principle beneath and energy aloft.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
The tendency ever is to cultivate profitable and self-supporting fields and sound business policies.The Minister and the Boy | Allan Hoben