February 10th, 2021

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Word of the Day 02/10/21 Independence

Independence (noun)
in·de·pend·ence [in-di-pen-duhns]
(previously 07-04-13)

noun
1. Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent.
2. freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
3. Archaic. a competency.

OTHER WORDS FROM INDEPENDENCE
in·ter·in·de·pend·ence, noun
post·in·de·pend·ence, adjective
pre·in·de·pend·ence, noun
su·per·in·de·pend·ence, noun

WORDS RELATED TO INDEPENDENCE
autonomy, ability, self-determination, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, separation, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule, aptitude, autarchy, qualification, license, home rule

SYNONYM STUDY FOR INDEPENDENCE
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1. See freedom.

Origin: 1630–40; independ(ent) + -ence

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INDEPENDENCE
Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.
MEN WILL SOMEDAY HAVE KIDS WITHOUT WOMEN|SAMANTHA ALLEN|JANUARY 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST

Yes, the gun: “While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.”
FORGET THE RESOLUTIONS; TRY A FEW DECLARATIONS|KEVIN BLEYER|JANUARY 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST

This man has a remarkable ability, and remarkable independence because of it.
A BLIND MAN SEES WITH SOUND|THE DAILY BEAST VIDEO|DECEMBER 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The newly free country struggled to maintain order in the wake of independence, but it was woefully unprepared.
THE CONGO'S FORGOTTEN COLONIAL GETAWAY|NINA STROCHLIC|DECEMBER 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST

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