• WordNet 3.6
    • n self-reliance personal independence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-reliance Reliance on one's own powers or judgment; self-trust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-reliance Reliance on one's own powers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-reliance reliance on one's own abilities
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  • John Neil
    John Neil
    “Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The basis of good manners is self-reliance.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.”


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


In literature:

Rose's dignity and self-reliance were for her brothers and her friends generally.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
As yet she stood almost alone in her self-reliance.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
It was like a big country school, in a country town, where lessons in self-reliance are handed out with the bark on.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Thus will it make for manhood and self-reliance.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
But his pride and self-reliance were soon dashed by a feeling of dread.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
All pride and self-reliance were taken out of him.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
She has not the faintest notion of self-reliance.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
It shows self-reliance and strength.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
All visitors were struck by the repose and self-reliance of their countenances.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Self-reliance came to him bit by bit.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller

In poetry:

But these fruits of modern science
They first planted seed by seed,
In their strength and self-reliance
We may find a noble creed.
"The Boys' And Girls' Thanksgiving of 1892" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
With despair's mute self-reliance,
She accepted death's affiance;
She, who hath no home or rest,
Shrank not from the river's breast.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
So he spake in his large self-reliance,—he, a man open-browed
as the skies;
Would not measure his soul by a standard that was womanish-weak
to his eyes,
Smite his breast and go on with his sinning,—savage Raedwald,
the simple yet wise!
"King Raedwald" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

The beauty, the self-reliance, the solitude drive her.
Obama would rob us of self-reliance , motivation.
One of the shibboleths tossed about by some Republicans is that we need to get back to self-reliance .
Self-Reliance , descended from the timeless Yankee farmhouse, scored highest in Market Appeal.
Columbus communities seek self-reliance .
Lack of aid after Hurricane Betsy taught self reliance.
The NEW Schenectady (Part 10): Exercises in self-reliance in Vale.
Despite a lack of state or federal support, the city of Altoona, Pennsylvania had been practicing a form of local self-reliance since the 1950s through its municipal composting system.
I also learned self-reliance and teamwork simultaneously.
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Stacy Mitchell has a new graphic up that provides a stunning overview of how's reach has exploded since the corporation first opened its doors in 1994.
Self- Reliance , descended from the timeless Yankee farmhouse, scored highest in Market Appeal.
O'Reilly on Blacks and Self- Reliance .
Mitt, Tagg, and the Romney family's myth of self- reliance .
Columbus communities seek self- reliance .
Posts Tagged 'Cape & Islands Self Reliance .

In science:

Involvement of Y ′ in the proof of the Luttinger theorem implies reliance of this proof on the perturbation series expansion for the self-energy Sσ (k; z ).
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions