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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Self-dependent Dependent on one's self; self-depending; self-reliant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • self-dependent Depending on one's self; characterized by self-dependence.
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  • Joseph Jacobs
    Joseph Jacobs
    “The successful men of action are not sufficiently self-observant to know exactly on what their success depends.”
  • John Gay
    “There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.”
  • Henry Parry Liddon
    Henry Parry Liddon
    “What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are. What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.”
  • The Laws of Manu
    The Laws of Manu
    “Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself. True happiness is born of self-reliance.”


In literature:

Doubly dependent, he was not the man to cope with the daring, self-reliant, versatile Aaron Burr.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Most singular and amusing of all methods of self-defence are those which entirely depend for their efficiency upon bluff, or pretence.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
The Americans were an agricultural people, and they were a self-dependent people.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
That the performance depends, in a certain sense, upon special instruction is self-evident.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
I don't like boys to be cocky and impudent but I like a little self-dependence.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
But now that he was entirely alone, far from help, and self-dependent, a change came over him.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
The organism must either depend on his environment, or be self-sufficient.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
And is not this change proximately ascribable to this habitual self-dependence?
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
Now, slavery may give a man the habit of work, but it cannot imbue him with the natural thrift that long years of self-dependence brings.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The free territory had all the vigor, wealth and capacity for long endurance that self-dependence gives.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
But if force be granted this substantial and self-dependent character, what further need is there of matter as a separate form of entity?
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Madge felt that a great deal depended upon her fortitude and self-control.
"The Boy Artist." by F.M. S.
Methods which depend on self-control are ruled out as impracticable.
"Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand" by David G. McMillan
Work as though all depended on self; pray as knowing all to depend upon God.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
She has books and her drawing, and she is so self-dependent; but Alice, whose cry was, 'Where 's Tony?
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
Everything depended on the aim and self-control of the tenderfoot.
"The Voice of the Pack" by Edison Marshall
One can't allow one's self to depend upon thinking.
"Rachel Ray" by Anthony Trollope
A momentous struggle it was, since upon the outcome depended the establishing of self-government in America.
"Give Me Liberty" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The man was alive; he was self-secure and dependable.
"The Gateless Barrier" by Lucas Malet
It will make them self-reliant and teach them to depend upon themselves.
"The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition" by Gerald Breckenridge

In news:

Nicole Kidman characterizes her younger self as " impulsive and naive" in falling for ex-husband Tom Cruise, painting a portrait of passionate love - with a touch of co-dependency - in her early days with the Hollywood giant.
The scientists studied males with no history of psychiatric disorders or substance dependence, who completed a questionnaire which helped assess different aspects of impulsivity, an important component of self-control.
To what degree they will depend upon self-regulation—which in this case, appears to be working—is unclear, but NGOs and the tort machine are clearly pushing for a far more aggressive approach.
Taxation of over-the-counter derivatives would depend on self-reporting by dealers.
Nicole Kidman characterizes her younger self as "impulsive and naive " in falling for ex-husband Tom Cruise, painting a portrait of passionate love - with a touch of co-dependency - in her early days with the Hollywood giant.
For our pioneer ancestors, survival depended on self- reliance — once they'd left "civilization," they were on their own.
Does Your Self-Esteem Depend on Your Surroundings.
If you're self-employed and paying for medical, dental or long-term care insurance, the IRS wants to remind you about a special tax deduction for some insurance premiums paid for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
Nicole Kidman characterizes her younger self as "impulsive and naive" in falling for ex-husband Tom Cruise, painting a portrait of passionate love - with a touch of co-dependency - in her early days with the Hollywood giant.

In science:

The general relation (3.13) for Brownian paths depends only on the central charge c = 0, which also applies to self-avoiding walks or polymers.
Conformal Random Geometry
The argument in [JM] depends on the results in [AW], but the proofs presented here are self-contained and of a more elementary nature.
On Products of Random Matrices and certain Hecke Algebras associated with Groups of $2\times 2$ Matrices
In contrast to the spatially self-similar and SH models, the variables S on the SH silent boundary depend on the spatial coordinates, and the constants of integration are therefore spatially dependent functions.
The cosmological billiard attractor
We have discussed here the qualitative behavior of the solutions of the Einstein field equations with homogeneous scalar fields sources in dependence of the choic e of the self-interacting potential.
Dynamics of homogeneous scalar fields with general self-interaction potentials: cosmological and gravitational collapse models
Therefore, in order to establish a meaningful comparison between the doping dependence of our SB and DC results, below we take the SB mean-fields h and ∆ to be equal to the self-consistent DC mean-field parameters b0 and ∆, respectively.
Electromagnetic response of high-Tc superconductors -- the slave-boson and doped-carrier theories
For self-interacting random walks, a similar expression to (2.3) is valid, but the term appearing in the product may depend on the history of the path.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks
These properties are encoded by the functional form of the exact self-energy ˜Σσ (k; z ) in its dependence on the exact Green functions { ˜Gσ′ (k; z )}; diagrammatically, ˜Σσ (k; z ) consists of contributions arising from skeleton diagrams expressed in terms of { ˜Gσ′ (k; z )} and the bare two-body potential.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
We have discussed here the qualitative behavior of the solutions of the Einstein field equations with homogeneous scalar fields sources in dependence of the choic e of the self-interacting potential.
Genericity of blackhole formation in the gravitational collapse of homogeneous self-interacting scalar fields
For each temperature regime the appearance of the latter can be traced back to the spatial dependence of the self-energy Σj,j+1 .
Coupling-geometry-induced temperature scales in the conductance of Luttinger liquid wires
Apparently, even within the framework of self-similarity, dynamic evolution of polytropic H II regions depends on the initial and boundary conditions of molecular clouds.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
In the general case, at may have an explicit dependence on time. b is called the self-saturation coefficient.
Fluctuations relations for semiclassical single-mode laser
The standard action of the iterated monodromy group does not depend on the choice of the bijection Λ1 and the connecting paths ℓx, up to equivalence of self-similar groups.
Combinatorial models of expanding dynamical systems
Our aim here is to study and contrast the dependence of the self-averaging properties of the systems and use these properties for an alternative investigation of their critical behavior.
Self-averaging and criticality: A comparative study in 2d random bond spin models
The energy dependence of the ¯KN interaction requires the self-consistency in the variational procedure .
Chiral SU(3) dynamics and the quasibound K^-pp cluster
To compute A we make the usual assumptions of the dynamic replica method [33, 17]: (i) the observables {D(s, h; σ)} are assumed to be self-averaging with respect to the disorder at any time, and (ii) the microscopic probability pt (σ ) is taken to depend on σ only through {D(s, h; σ)}.
Dynamical replica analysis of processes on finitely connected random graphs II: Dynamics in the Griffiths phase of the diluted Ising ferromagnet