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mass noun
  • Reliance on one's own powers and resources rather than those of others.

    ‘Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?’
    • ‘Due to the way my family is, I developed a strong sense of self-reliance and independence along the way.’
    • ‘Those whose greatest interest is in liberty and self-reliance are lost in the shuffle.’
    • ‘We need to shift power to local communities, through self-reliance and participation.’
    • ‘Often spouses aren't eager to relinquish their newly acquired skills of independence and self-reliance.’
    • ‘Discipline is, of course, strict, with the aim of helping the young people to learn to live together, build self-reliance and work as members of a team.’
    • ‘He stresses the importance of self-reliance and self-realization when facing the audience.’
    • ‘Education was necessary to engender self-reliance and self-respect.’
    • ‘Economic self-reliance and moral independence still support one another.’
    • ‘These placed an emphasis on the role of charity in encouraging moral regeneration and on the virtues of self-reliance and respectability.’
    • ‘State independence and individual self-reliance are touchstones of Texan society.’
    • ‘Children are taught independence and self-reliance and to carefully observe the world around them.’
    • ‘Economic self-reliance was seen as synonymous with independence itself.’
    • ‘With full employment and self-reliance, the workers' bargaining power increases.’
    • ‘They have failed to distinguish between policies that perpetrate dependency and those that promote growth and self-reliance.’
    • ‘Part of seeking the mystery of life, surely, is finding a place within the self, of absolute calm and self-reliance.’
    • ‘As time proceeds she acquires a group of racially and ethnically mixed friends and acts with courage and self-reliance.’
    • ‘Through self-reliance and self-discipline, the child is inspired to embark on a voyage of self-discovery.’
    • ‘They have given up their self-reliance and so, instead of solving community problems, they now wait for the politicians to do the job.’
    • ‘There is nothing like self-improvement and self-reliance.’
    self-sufficiency, self-support, self-sustenance, self-standing, independence
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