• WordNet 3.6
    • adj self-supporting financially independent "now that my children are self-supporting"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • self-supporting Supporting or maintaining one's self or itself without extraneous help: as the institution is now self-supporting.
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In literature:

Children might be trained to industry and the pauper might be made self-supporting.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
These fellows have to be fed, hardy and self-supporting as they are.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
He must have been very self-supporting, and Madonna Laura must indeed have been much to him.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
The family assisted soon came to self-support again.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
Perhaps the fact of its self-supporting and independent character has led to this.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
If it fails we are apt to think that the wage earner is not self supporting.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
I know a young woman who had been self-supporting before her marriage who felt timid about asking her husband for money.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
They will soon become self-supporting, and relieve the Government of a heavy tax.
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
In fact, the movement in the south is little more than a question of woman's self-support.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
The Tewana were an independent, self-supporting people.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown

In poetry:

The kindling ray that shot across the dark and drear abyss-
Was it beneath? or high aloft? What bard can answer this?
There fecundating powers were found, and mighty forces strove-
A self-supporting mass beneath, and energy above.
"Song of Creation" by Anonymous Asian

In news:

District attorney distances self from anti-cannabis memo, ' unequivocally supports medical marijuana'.
Big Yellow Self Storage Supports Zambian Football Charity.
California self-storage provider A-1 Self Storage is supporting several charities through sponsorships and monetary donations.
Tate had been a self-described "hustler" for much of his adult life, supporting his habit by dealing crack to a couple of dozen fellow addicts who hung around Roberts Lake in Seaside.
A-1 Self Storage Supports Barrio Logan College Institute.
Supporters of democratic self-government, even those of us who oppose gay marriage, do too.
A-1 Self Storage supported the 2nd Annual Break'n the Walls of Jericho "Dinner with the Pros" Feb 25 at the Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach, Calif.
Denver and Houston have merit-pay systems that began with foundation support but are now self-sustaining, according to the Broad Foundation.
So, how do you get millennials who believe in gender equality but don't self-identify as feminists to support the movement.
There's an old saying that liberals will support armed intervention in a foreign conflict only so long as nothing resembling a self-interest is at stake.
Self-assessment tests, books, advice and support groups on for people living with depression.
California self-storage provider A-1 Self Storage has donated a multi-year grant in an undisclosed amount to support Scripps Mercy Hospital and its annual Mercy Ball, which raises funds for the Scripps Cancer Center.
Therefore, you're required to pay a self-employment tax to support these two programs.
Quit smoking with the direction and support of a smoking-cessation program and self-help groups, says Dr Derek Raghavan, chairman and director of the Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute.

In science:

This is thus an indirect support for the existence of a long range spatial self-ordering that could lead to fluctuating obstacle structures.
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
A self-supporting structure was conceived to host the 48 cassettes needed for the technological prototype.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
The Qi ’s and A are self-adjoint on ℓ2(Zν ) with dense domains and the set of sequences in ℓ2 (Zν ) of finite support forms a core for all of them.
AC spectrum for a class of random operators at small disorder
Let us call a set S ⊂ V self-contained if each variable in S supports at least two clauses that consist of variables in S only.
Catching the k-NAESAT Threshold
Then h contracts only prime divisors which are rational curves with negative self-intersection and contained in the support of g∗B .
Effective finite generation for adjoint rings