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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-reliantˌself-reˈliant adjective 🔊 🔊 INDEPENDENT COUNTRY OR ORGANIZATIONINDEPENDENT PERSONable to do or decide things by yourself, without depending on the help or advice of other people 🔊 Our aim is to teach our son to become an independent self-reliant adult.self-reliance noun [uncountable]
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self-reliantBut you must also find ways of working alone and becoming more self-reliant.Hearts hardened by the decline of corporate job protection, these workers are demanding, mobile and self-reliant.Squats had become stocky, tough and self-reliant.My parents raised me to be self-reliant, and not to depend on anyone.Stories about her childhood suggest that she was shrewd, self-reliant, and unorthodox.David learned to be self-reliant at a young age.You can help give them a more self-reliant future.Gruff and inordinately self-reliant, Gordon was highly conservative in attitude, theology, and lifestyle.Finally, what looks like a determination to be patriotically self-reliant is simultaneously the opposite: the formalisation of complete dependency.First, you should recognize that you need to be much more self-reliant than you've ever been before.
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