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The partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous economies.
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  • The partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous economies.
  • An autonomous judiciary is central to the separation of government powers.
  • The Kurds in Northern Iraq want to be at least partially autonomous so that they can decide their own future.
  • His teenager is growing increasingly autonomous.

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  • When the British gave India independence in 1947 and divided it, we went with the newly created Pakistan but stayed autonomous.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • When I am hungry, or even sometimes when I am not, this portion of my anatomy becomes autonomous and begins producing noises of a startling variety and volume and of a carrying power which has to be heard to be believed.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The very first one read: The territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region are disputed by what two countries?
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • At the Office of Naval Research he developed million-dollar autonomous, underwater robots for the SEALs.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • And, most of all, it’s autonomous.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • These were students whose paths might never have had reason to cross, given how autonomous the various disciplines at Carnegie Mellon could be.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture

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  • Thus on San Piedro the silent-toiling, autonomous gill-netter became the collective image of the good man.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • In this, Galbatorix was only partly successful, for the elves and dwarves remain autonomous in their secret haunts, and some humans have established an independent country, Surda, in the south of Alagaesia.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • If Langdon was correct, during the interim between Popes, complete autonomous power shifted temporarily to the late Pope’s personal assistant-his chamberlain-a secretarial underling who oversaw conclave until the cardinals chose the new Holy Father.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Do we all belong to separate worlds, operating simultaneously but autonomously, so that the links between any two people, anywhere in the world, are few and distant?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • They were the defenders of the faith of Christ, of the principle of authority, and were not prepared to permit the country to be broken down into autonomous entities.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Nobody was certain whether the Knights had blackmailed the Vatican or whether the Church simply tried to buy the Knights’ silence, but Pope Innocent II immediately issued an unprecedented papal bull that afforded the Knights Templar limitless power and declared them "a law unto themselves"—an autonomous army independent of all interference from kings and prelates, both religious and political.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It may be true that I’ve lived a more autonomous lifestyle than EH.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • But Outside magazine and Outside Online are autonomous to such a degree that I didn’t even know Outside Online had sent a correspondent to Everest until I arrived at Base Camp, four of the finest alpinists in North America: Breashears (who was under contract to film the expedition for NBC television), Steve Swenson, Barry Blanchard, and Alex Lowe.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • But his public conduct was so autonomous that no group claimed him for its own: the Liberals considered him a Gothic troglodyte, the Conservatives said he was almost a Mason, and the Masons repudiated him as a secret cleric in the service of the Holy See.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • …. and Johnson hit Jeffries at an angle of 45 degrees from his lower left lateral incisor, producing an instantaneous blocking of his entire thalamic rine, frosting it over like the freezing unit of a refrigerator, thus shattering his autonomous nervous system and rocking the big brick-laying creampuff with extreme hyperspasmic muscular tremors which dropped him dead on the extreme tip of his coccyx, which, in turn, produced a sharp traumatic reaction in his sphincter nerve and muscle,…
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • His idea was that a military movement should be a separate and independent organ, linked to the ANC and under the overall control of the ANC, but fundamentally autonomous.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In summary, as he helped me into my coat, he gave me the route map: loss of memory, short— and long-term, the disappearance of single words—simple nouns might be the first to go—then language itself, along with balance, and soon after, all motor control, and finally the autonomous nervous system.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • It can’t handle itself autonomously?
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Technically you are an autonomous colony— I hear you told Sansom that.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • That literature, however, was very slow in coming to a dignified, confident and autonomous estate.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Those who surrender neither expand their territory nor dictate the terms of their peace and autonomous rule.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • As a member of an independent government recognized by Moscow, I can look for him in eastern Siberia and help him to cross over into our autonomous region.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • At the same time, the mills that continued to operate were able to replace their workers with a new generation of nearly autonomous, computer-run machines.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • Hinduism has similar problems, not to mention vicious burnings of brides by their new families, but Hindu women in India are more autonomous and more likely to be educated than their Muslim women neighbors.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • You have just dispensed with the ’viable schizophrenia’ you conjured up, and you have now switched over to its pulling through and becoming fully autonomous.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • but more akin to those Far Eastern or Latin American universities you read about, those autonomous culture media where the most beloved of folklores may be brought into doubt, cataclysmic of dissents voiced, suicidal of commitments chosen—the sort that bring governments down.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The pendulum’s autonomous movement pointed to the letters, forming messages in Spanish and Esperanto, which proved that these, and not English, were the only languages of interest to beings from other dimensions, as Clara wrote in letters to the ambassadors of the English-speaking powers.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Tonight, Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit #A-367 is barking.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Flipping back to the beginning of the test, Reynie read the very first question again: "The territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region are disputed by what two countries?"
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • For a portion of the game, the machines would run autonomously.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They could hurl balls through the air and could even operate autonomously.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • In a Mr. Lee’s Greater Hong Kong franchise in Phoenix, Arizona, Ng Security Industries Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit B-782 comes awake.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Ng Security Industries Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit #A-367 lives in a pleasant black-and-white Metaverse where porterhouse steaks grow on trees, dangling at head level from low branches, and blood-drenched Frisbees fly through the crisp, cool air for no reason at all, until you catch them.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • For most of the show’s history, though, the segments were entirely autonomous; in fact new Sesame shows were constructed, for the most part, by mixing together fresh street scenes with animated bits and filmed sequences from the show’s archives.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • King Zwelithini, supported by Chief Buthelezi, called for an autonomous and sovereign KwaZulu, and discouraged everyone in his province from voting.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In order to be unified — in order to spread a specific, company ideology to all of its employees — Gore had to break itself up into semi-autonomous small pieces.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • We like to think of ourselves as autonomous and inner-directed, that who we are and how we act is something permanently set by our genes and our temperament.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The situation would differ radically from that of a human schizoid of this sort, in that the additional personalities were valid images of genuine identities rather than self-generated complexes which had become autonomous.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Fom an AI’s perspective, the beautiful body and intriguing personality sitting across the desk from me must be merely another appendage, a remote, somewhat more complex but otherwise no more important than any one of ten thousand such sensors, manipulators, autonomous units, or other remotes that an AI might use in a day’s work.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …had something to do with writing or else with futuristic transportation, but he couldn’t decide which), and moved on to question twenty-one, which read: "After the fall of the Russian Empire, when a failed attempt to create a Transcaucasian Republic with Georgia and Armenia led to the creation of the country Azerbaijan (which currently disputes with Armenia the territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region), from what key powers did Azerbaijan …."
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • A self that is only differentiated - not integrated - may attain great individual accomplishments, but risks being mired in self-centered egotism. By the same token, a person whose self is based exclusively on integration will be well connected and secure, but lack autonomous individuality.
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
    Paul Tournier
  • Anyone who has worked in the Executive Branch knows that it is a far-flung confederation of semi-autonomous baronies, not a hierarchy like a large corporation.
    Christopher DeMuth  --  After the Ascent  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.11289,filter.all/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)
  • The robot moved autonomously.
  • Therefore, even if the entire world may benefit on net from a global carbon tax, without a proper enforcement mechanism, each autonomous country may have an individual incentive to not sign onto the tax given that everyone else has signed on.
    Gerald Prante  --  The Problem of Using Carbon Taxes to Combat Global Climate Change  --  http://www.taxfoundation.org/blog/printer/1669.html(retrieved 06/28/06)
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