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  1. able to provide for your own needs without help from others
    a self-sufficing economic unit
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How To Use self-sustaining In A Sentence

  • The club has a five-year development plan to achieve a high level of community involvement, in order to become self-sustaining as a regional centre for the sport of rowing.
  • So a self-sustaining lifestyle out in the bundus (middle of nowhere) is ideal for me.
  • Today, a modern and financially self-sustaining bus rapid transit system, TransMilenio, has 114 stations and 84 kilometers of segregated bus lanes.
  • The aim was to ultimately make the savings and credit system self-sustaining, so that it would not rely on outside funding to keep the office and staff running.
  • At that level, the $10,000 all-inclusive tuition is enough to make the program self-sustaining.
  • He sees the range of legal and bureaucratic constraints upon them as being the main limitation on their developing into self-sustaining businesses.
  • A corollary concept, and one that supports sustainable design, is that of bioregionalism - the idea that all life is established and maintained on a functional community basis and that all of these distinctive communities (bioregions) have mutually supporting life systems that are generally self-sustaining. Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » The National Park Service on Sustainability
  • In one case, splake are stocked in a reclaimed pond in which brook trout have become self-sustaining.
  • Within itself it was entirely self-sustaining, self-renewing. THE BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD
  • At least the naivety of those “genre” novels has been put in its place; these pretend to be proper books, with complex approaches to trauma, even as in their use of the strange and the diegetic they seek to infiltrate and undermine the literary order — which is to say the self-sustaining absolutes, the “what is, is” of maieutic miserablism. Archive 2009-07-01
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