Examples of independence in a Sentence
She asserted her independence from her parents by getting her own apartment.
He has shown a fierce independence of spirit.
A month after independence, elections were held.
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Hasina is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s independence leader and first president, who was assassinated in 1975 along with most of his family members.
Qualcomm’s management team, meanwhile, prefers to maintain its independence and pursue a $44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch chipmaker.
East Timor's negotiating team was led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, the nation's first president.
In reality, the Saudis’ primary aim was to punish Doha for asserting its independence from Riyadh by, among other things, engaging with Iran and abetting Al Jazeera’s journalism.
Under Dutch rule in the Berbice colony in present-day Guyana, plantation owners clung fiercely to their independence and rejected any attempt to protect the welfare of slaves.
Hanoi has had several wars with Beijing over the past two thousand years to maintain its political independence, the latest taking place in 1979.
When plans emerged for the city to give up its independence, though, the ensuing battle marked the birth of something entirely new: celebrity politics.
His allies in the separatist camp also worry about increasing legal jeopardy for the four other independence leaders already in jail.
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: freedom from outside control or support : the state of being independent
: the time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control
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