Self-dependence

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-dependence reliance on one's self
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Quotations

  • Joseph Jacobs
    Joseph Jacobs
    “The successful men of action are not sufficiently self-observant to know exactly on what their success depends.”
  • John Gay
    John%20Gay
    “There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.”
  • Henry Parry Liddon
    Henry Parry Liddon
    “What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are. What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.”
  • The Laws of Manu
    The Laws of Manu
    “Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself. True happiness is born of self-reliance.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

His life depended on his self-control.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
Sybilla Rothesay was one of those women whom no force of circumstances can ever teach self-dependence or command.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
You cannot forestall that; you must depend upon your own self-confidence.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
All my self-respect depends on you.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
The self-dependent, courageous, perfectly competent and winning little rascal resuscitated itself.
"Christmas Eve at Swamp's End" by Norman Duncan
Our view of what is desirable in the way of conservation depends somewhat on the limitations imposed by self-interest or location.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It is shown to depend on self-attention, excited almost exclusively by the opinion of others.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
He had too much self-reliance to be dependent upon any endorsement by others.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
It would depend on her natural temperament: there are people whose vanity and self-love can be flattered at the grave's brink.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
That shows their goodheartedness, but it does away with self-dependence.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
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In news:

Nicole Kidman characterizes her younger self as " impulsive and naive" in falling for ex-husband Tom Cruise, painting a portrait of passionate love - with a touch of co-dependency - in her early days with the Hollywood giant.
The scientists studied males with no history of psychiatric disorders or substance dependence, who completed a questionnaire which helped assess different aspects of impulsivity , an important component of self-control.
To what degree they will depend upon self-regulation—which in this case, appears to be working—is unclear, but NGOs and the tort machine are clearly pushing for a far more aggressive approach.
Taxation of over-the-counter derivatives would depend on self-reporting by dealers.
Nicole Kidman characterizes her younger self as "impulsive and naive " in falling for ex-husband Tom Cruise, painting a portrait of passionate love - with a touch of co-dependency - in her early days with the Hollywood giant.
For our pioneer ancestors, survival depended on self- reliance — once they'd left "civilization," they were on their own.
Does Your Self-Esteem Depend on Your Surroundings.
If you're self-employed and paying for medical, dental or long-term care insurance, the IRS wants to remind you about a special tax deduction for some insurance premiums paid for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
Nicole Kidman characterizes her younger self as "impulsive and naive" in falling for ex-husband Tom Cruise, painting a portrait of passionate love - with a touch of co-dependency - in her early days with the Hollywood giant.
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In science:

Many intensive quantities are “self-averaging” which means that its value does not depend on the realization of disorder for N → ∞.
Computer Science in Physics
This graph depends on β , and is a simple path graph, except that in some cases a self-loop appears at the vertex o.
Fast graphs for the random walker
The general relation (2.12) for Brownian paths depends only on the central charge c = 0, which also applies to self-avoiding walks or polymers.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
The time dependent number of lead changes approaches a self-similar form asymptotically.
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
In fact, the DMFT, due to numerical and analytical techniques developed to solve the effective impurity problem , is a very efficient and extensively used approximation for energy dependent self-energy Σ(ω ).
Nonquasiparticle states in half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb
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