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in its own right


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in its own right by reason of one's own ability or ownership etc. "she's a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance","an excellent novel in its own right"
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  • Robert Frost
    “I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “If each one does their duty as an individual and if each one works in their own proper vocation, it will be right with the whole.”


In literature:

It's going to be all right up there for half a lifetime, and we can have it in our own way yet.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
All women own property equally with men, and own it in their own right.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Was it right or proper for Congress thus to have a hand in signing its own death-warrant?
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
I know what is right from my own sense of values, and I will do it in spite of you.
"Progress and History" by Various
It'd be just like you to sleep here like a log and let 'em come in an' nip my watch an' purse right out o' your own bed.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
You will be a king in your own right, and you will know what it is to have to make decisions like this.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
In England, with the exception of some few parishes formed within the past century or so, no parish has the right to elect its own rector.
"Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by George MacLaren Brydon
After all, Edna was right in saying that it was harder to suffer through one's own fault.
"Our Bessie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
In bygone times, every vill of common right was compelled to erect a pair of stocks at its own expense.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
Come to think of it, I will have one made right away to hang in my own boudoir.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
In the first place it isn't right to take you and Bob in where I am going on my own personal affair.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Is it nothing to be a peeress in your own right?
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
Her fortune is all in her own right, and it is a solid one too.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
You have a fortune right here in your own dooryard; or if not exactly out by the pump, then very near it!
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
The United Nations, from a weak but hopeful beginning, had now stepped forth in its own right as an effective world government.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
When this right is established in a nation, there is no fear that it will be employed to its own injury.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
My father took it in his own strong right hand.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Rick's work on Pegasus had become important in its own right.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I believed I was going right, but it seemed as if the shells were coming from our own guns in the rear.
"Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer" by George T. Ulmer
Right in front of the door it lay, the position telling its own tale.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford

In poetry:

"To do it right, my heart should own
Some sorrow for the ill."
"Plain, honest words will half atone,
And they are in thy will."
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
"Can'st thou suppose it right or just,
When thine own creature so misled us,
In virtue of our simple trust,
To torture us like this, and tread us
Back into dust?
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Then said the poor man, right humbly,
“Fair lord, this was not made by me,
I found it in mine own dry well,
And had a mind thy grace to tell.
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris
The right of a rose to bloom
In its own sweet, separate way,
With none to question the perfumed pink
And none to utter a nay
If it reaches a root or points, a thorn, as even a rose-tree may.
"My Right" by Susan Coolidge
Ere you attempt a task so mild,
To lead the judgment of a child,
And place it in the truest light,
Take special care your own is right;
You'll then be to the race a friend,
And lead them to a noble end.
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
Oh, you’re the flower o’ womankind in country or in town;
The higher I exalt you, the lower I’m cast down.
If some great lord should come this way, and see your beauty bright.
And you to be his lady, I’d own it was but right.
"Lovely Mary Donnelly" by William Allingham

In news:

It was a beautiful day in its own right, but when you factor in what we've seen the past few it's extra glorious (unless you're a Nats fan).
Interviewing is a job skill in its own right.
Lehman Park, at right in the foreground of the photo, is across Pierrepont Avenue from SUNY Potsdam, which owns it.
The survey itself is shocking, repulsive and disgusting in its own right.
Batman Arkham City 1 – Paul Dini and Carlos D'Anda create this tie-in to the new Batman video game that makes a compelling story in its own right.
The turkey might grab all the glory during the holiday season, but the cranberry has become a star in its own right.
Walmart is moving the start of its Black Friday sale up two hours, to 8 pm Walmart's early start could mean that Thanksgiving Day is poised to become a major shopping holiday in its own right.
Then again, being so outmatched, in its own right, makes the Pistons potentially dangerous.
It is truly a shame when our own local politicians believe that local governments do not have the ability to make the right decisions in the best interest of the public.
Having disrupted the book publishing industry with its aggressive promotion of the Kindle e-book reader, Inc is increasingly nudging publishers out of the book-production process by becoming a publisher in its own right.
Your own personal motivation might be right in front of you and you never realized it.
A GRAPE-Y GATEWAY: While it is not quite located in the Santa Barbara/Santa Inez wine nexus, Thousand Oaks is very much wine-focused in its own right, as will be proven at its Wine Festival on Thursday, Aug 26.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could enjoy all the benefits of life as a celebrity without actually having to be talented actor or singer in your own right.
Scenic Highway 12, a 124-mile route in Southern Utah, is a destination in its own right.
Being a female instrumentalist in jazz is avant-garde in its own right.

In science:

The latter is a LRB in its own right, the associated lattice being the interval [X, ˆ1] in L, where X = supp x and ˆ1 is the largest element of L.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Since then, the random-cluster model has served as a ma jor tool in studying Ising and Potts models, and has also been studied in its own right by several authors.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
Its eigenfunctions provide a complete basis for the expansion of an arbitrary square–integrable function on the symmetric space, and are therefore important in their own right.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
However, we think that the resulting mathematics is interesting in its own right and potentially useful in other investigations where trees have hitherto been coded as other ob jects such as paths (for example, [LG99, DLG02]).
Rayleigh processes, real trees, and root growth with re-grafting
Note that indices are not essential here, the collection of locations of the particles is Markovian in its own right, but it will be convenient to think of the process as taking values in Rm rather than subsets of R with at most m elements.
Balls-in-boxes duality for coalescing random walks and coalescing Brownian motions
Thus, a subgroup H of a linear algebraic group G is also a linear algebraic group in its own right and the injection H ֒→ G is a homomorphism of algebraic groups.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
Therefore, the study of compactons and their stability in this class of equations is important in its own right.
Exact Elliptic Compactons in Generalized Korteweg-DeVries Equations
We begin with a proposition that generalize Proposition 2.2 and is interesting in its own right.
Pluricomplex charge at weak singularities
This symmetry is interesting in its own right, not only because it deals with something so common as propagation of light, but also because, in spite of simplicity of its form, some aspects of electric-magnetic duality still puzzle the physicists.
Algebraic Approach to the Duality Symmetry
To our knowledge, the critical point for ep has not been investigated previously in its own right.
Exhaustive percolation on random networks
Intervals of permutations are interesting in their own right and have applications to biomathematics; see Corteel, Louchard, and Pemantle, where among other results it is proved that the number of simple permutations of [n] is asymptotic to n!/e2 .
Decomposing simple permutations, with enumerative consequences
Instead, the vector fields ∂/∂ ta are infinitesimal conformal automorphisms of Cτ ( ˜J ) in the sense of the following definition, which is interesting in its own right.
Dirac Structures and Generalized Complex Structures on $TM\times\mathds{R}^h$
The following proposition, slightly more general than what we require, has an interest in its own right.
Minimal length of two intersecting simple closed geodesics
We believe that this new technique is interesting in its own right and may have further applications.
The Order of the Giant Component of Random Hypergraphs
Knot theory has been an important sub ject in its own right for a long time (see [Kauffman, 1987]), and recently a great deal has been written on the connections between knot theory and dynamical systems [Ghrist et al, 1997].
Dynamical Systems on Three Manifolds Part I: Knots, Links and Chaos