in its own right


: because of its own special qualities and not because of a connection with something else
Though it's based on a best-selling novel, the movie is great in its own right.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lucky for Musk, his main company, Tesla, is headed for greatness in its own right in Wood’s eyes. Jane Thier, Fortune, 17 May 2023 Here are the best small towns in the American Southwest, each a destination in its own right. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2023 The German city with an incredible upside down railway Stoosbahn, Switzerland Current holder of the record for the world’s steepest public railway, Switzerland’s Stoosbahn opened in December 2017 and has become a global tourist attraction in its own right. Ben Jones, CNN, 8 May 2023 Getting the best possible version of the BPRA was a battle in its own right. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 4 May 2023 That is noteworthy in its own right, given Crawford’s path to the big leagues. Alex Speier,, 3 Mar. 2023 And that’s a knockout punch in its own right. PG-13. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2023 One was the falling snow, which becomes almost a character in its own right. Jorge Camarotti, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2022 While each color is rich and beautiful in its own right, the turquoise variation in particular is most alluring. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2022 See More

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“In its own right.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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