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The faked photograph of his teenage son was by a group supporting Scottish independence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Something similar occurred to me during the referendum on Scottish independence two years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We do not fight for selfish interests but to safeguard the independence of peoples, of right and humanity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Played prominent role in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He left such indignities behind when the country gained independence in 1980, but there were new challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It came as a new poll showed 51 per cent of Scots do not want a second independence vote. The Sun (2017)I would support Scottish independence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I thought of that song often during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She knows that opinion surveys agree that a majority of Scots don't want another referendum soon and would vote no to independence if one were called. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The drive for full independence is still inching forward. The Sun (2014)These already enjoy considerable managerial and financial independence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Our research suggests that many people see economic independence as necessary security for a partnership to flourish. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But so too should we aspire to personal and individual independence in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Independence from government gives it the edge to work to broad objectives. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet today the movement for independence there has dwindled to little more than background noise. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Spain has recovered the full independence of her sovereignty. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeThe loss of financial independence is another consideration. Coping with Bulimia (1987)It is a pretty large consensus that includes people of impeccable independence and academic standing. The Sun (2016)Local economies were to be strictly controlled and independence movements discouraged. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Existing schemes will be honoured in full following independence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But their need for independence means few people get really close. The Sun (2014)Since independence the government has been talking about a comprehensive land reform program but this has yet to be implemented. Christianity Today (2000)She began to experience financial independence. Positive Parent Power (1991)They both want the same thing from the Scottish independence referendum too. Times, Sunday Times (2013)ISN'T it time England had the chance to vote for independence? The Sun (2014)They should respect our country 's independence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The only accounts of the treaty suggested wrongly that it was favourable towards Scottish independence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He played an important role in drafting laws for the country 's independence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That contradicts what the Government says about independence and getting people to live in their own homes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The country had declared independence only two years before and the last Russian soldiers were still to leave. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To declare for independence would be to burn the last bridge, to become traitors in the eyes of the mother country. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)SECRET plans are being drawn up to fight a national crisis if Scotland votes for independence. The Sun (2014)Their general election performance, though impressive, was emphatically not a vote on independence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their amazing good luck has also seen the campaign for Scottish independence benefit to the tune of 3million. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'independence'
British English: independence /ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns/ NOUN
A person's independence is their ability to do things without relying on other people.
He was afraid of losing his independence.
- American English: independence
- Arabic: إِسْتِقْلال
- Brazilian Portuguese: independência
- Chinese: 独立
- Croatian: neovisnost
- Czech: nezávislost
- Danish: uafhængighed
- Dutch: onafhankelijkheid
- European Spanish: independencia
- Finnish: itsenäisyys
- French: indépendance
- German: Unabhängigkeit
- Greek: ανεξαρτησία
- Italian: indipendenza
- Japanese: 独立
- Korean: 독립
- Norwegian: uavhengighet
- Polish: niezależność
- European Portuguese: independência
- Romanian: independență
- Russian: независимость
- Spanish: independencia
- Swedish: självständighet
- Thai: อิสรภาพ
- Turkish: bağımsızlık
- Ukrainian: незалежність
- Vietnamese: sự độc lập
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