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Eight of its independent investigations are live. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need a fully independent and transparent investigation into how far the scandal goes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An independent panel that hears parking fine appeals has put all current cases on hold. The Sun (2016)An independent judiciary is one of this country's great strengths. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How can we become independent while retaining close, friendly links with our partners? The Sun (2016)Look, your mother knows that you are independent now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)From their labours across multiple and converging independent lines of inquiry we've gained knowledge in the past generation. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Last year, the Government asked for independent advice on how an extra runway might affect air quality. The Sun (2016)I wanted to live an independent life,' she says. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is independent of government but advises ministers and civil servants. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We decided very early that we would support the independent trade in the high street. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The same trend will produce more independents and make political careers less stable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That future may be an independent one. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What does he see as the determinant of whether or not a person is field independent? Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)The usual independent inquiry has been set up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We need an independent body to check this out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The compromise will see the channel become an independent company but subsidised for a decade. The Sun (2011)The independent report is now not expected until next summer at the earliest. The Sun (2015)The case will then be considered by an independent panel. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the two men challenged the council and an independent government adjudicator will now decide the outcome. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The challenge is to support the independent sector. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He recommends that the chairman of the new body should be independent of any political party. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Can one support an independent educational system without giving independence for selection of students? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The case for some form of independent person or body to consider grievances is incontrovertible. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)These villages allow residents to live independent lives and offer care packages that can be used on a discretionary basis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There must be no pressure on either side to sign the document and each party should get independent legal advice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was just another independent movie. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The deal works in this way: your home is valued by two or three independent agents. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You should always be able to face difficulties and to be independent, to live by yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A headmaster embroiled in a row over the merger of two independent schools has had bleach thrown in his face. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The second is that it recommends one that may be independent of the press itself, but is not independent of politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He will hope to lure New Hampshire independents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Support has risen for independent politicians, new parties and anti-austerity groups. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'independent'
British English: independent /ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is independent does not rely on other people.
She would like to be financially independent.
- American English: independent
- Arabic: مُسْتَقِلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: independente
- Chinese: 独立的
- Croatian: neovisan
- Czech: nezávislý
- Danish: uafhængig
- Dutch: onafhankelijk
- European Spanish: independiente
- Finnish: itsenäinen
- French: indépendant
- German: unabhängig
- Greek: ανεξάρτητος
- Italian: indipendente
- Japanese: 独立した
- Korean: 독립적인
- Norwegian: uavhengig
- Polish: niezależny
- European Portuguese: independente
- Romanian: independent
- Russian: независимый
- Spanish: independiente que no tiene dependencia
- Swedish: självständig
- Thai: อิสระ
- Turkish: bağımsız
- Ukrainian: незалежний
- Vietnamese: độc lập
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