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[self-ri-lahy-uh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈlaɪ ənt, ˌsɛlf-/
relying on oneself or on one's own powers, resources, etc.
Origin of self-reliant
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self-reliantly, adverb
independent, assured, enterprising, resolute, capable. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for self-reliant
  • These treks are for self-reliant travelers, as there are no backup support vehicles.
  • Sustainability and security demand that cities become more self-reliant.
  • These projects would also help in the economic development of the rural areas to make them self-reliant.
  • They were-and such of them as are left still are-frank, bold, and self-reliant to a degree.
  • That, to me, is ridiculous and counter-intuitive when we're trying to teach these students to function as self-reliant adults.
  • Attempting to be more self-reliant in any one area of our lives can feel a bit overwhelming.
  • We think generous welfare causes people to become parasites, whereas the free market encourages people to be self-reliant.
  • We try to teach our clients to be self-reliant and depend upon using correct muscle movements to speak fluent.
  • It behooves us to plan gardens that are as self-reliant as possible.
  • Self-improvement can be attained simply by becoming a little more self-sufficient and self-reliant.
Word Origin and History for self-reliant

1826, from self- + reliant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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