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[ US /ˌsɛɫfsəˈfɪʃənˌsi/ ]
  1. personal independence
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How To Use self-sufficiency In A Sentence

  • It aims at war because it wants autarky - because it wants to live in economic self-sufficiency.
  • He said the uplink facility will be the first of its kind in Ireland, and will increase ‘Ireland's self-sufficiency in the satellite market.’
  • The economy, which after independence 60 years ago was all about non-alignment and self-sufficiency, is now booming. Times, Sunday Times
  • The second section explores contrasting divine attributes in ways that put their relationship to the soul's condition on good display (God's serenity and creativity, self-sufficiency and faithfulness, lordliness and lowliness).
  • Dwelling as they did in clusters of local self-sufficiency, marked by a low standard of living, the people were ever threatened by famine.
  • A right to self-determination exercised in a way that actually perpetuates welfare dependency, rather than independent self-sufficiency, will eventually come to be seen as unsupportable by the vast majority of citizens.
  • Corruption and inefficiency dogged the private companies contracted to provide caseworkers - those charged with shepherding former welfare recipients to self-sufficiency.
  • They were industrious by nature with a strong work ethic and a firm belief in self-sufficiency.
  • On the last leg of the trip, seven students remained in what NOLS spokesperson Bruce Palmer describes as a "self-sufficiency field base experience. ABC News: Top Stories
  • This is made thinkable as a prospect by the numerous people of the region who, as any observant traveler will notice, are excellent gardeners, who practice other arts of subsistence such as beekeeping, and who by such means have kept alive the spirit of self-sufficiency and independence. Energy Bulletin -
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