Archaic Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.(noun)
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Use "independence" in a sentence
"Surely, on June 12 they will launch mobilizations shouting for "real independence from US imperialism" while the NPA will issue statements swearing to continue the armed struggle to attain ` real independence� from American control."
"The use of the term independence has been a bone of contention in Plaid Cymru for decades."
"To gain independence is not easy as it seems, we have to sacrifice and fight till end."