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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Workers began to drift away almost as soon as Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.
Israel declared independence a few months later, the Arab armies attacked, and the Zionist forces counterattacked.
Kosovo declared independence in 2008 but Serbia does not recognize it.
Jewish immigration only became legal once the British Mandate ended and the State of Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948.
The German ruling damages Rajoy’s strategy of painting Puigdemont’s attempt to declare Catalan independence as an act of violent rebellion and sets back his efforts to finally pass a budget for this year after months of gridlock.
Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, has the world's fifth largest reserve of brown coal, considered the dirtiest fossil fuel.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Belgrade doesn’t recognize the split and is seeking to maintain influence in Kosovo’s north, where most of the country’s Serb minority is located.
Kosovo, a tiny nation that unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, must ratify a 2015 border agreement with its neighbor Montenegro in order to obtain visa-free travel to members of the European Union.
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INDEPENDENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of independence for English Language Learners
: 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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