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The region wants greater autonomy from the central government.
  political independence; or other freedom from outside control
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  • The region wants greater autonomy from the central government.
  • Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid.
    Tracy Kidder
  • We live in a society that extols mobility, autonomy and freedom.
    Steven Mintz
  • Tibet wants autonomy, but it is looking less and less probable that they will ever achieve it.

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  • China’s constitution promises autonomy to Tibet; though the degree of autonomy is a source of much debate.
  • Thus far I have allowed you an unprecedented measure of autonomy to come and go as you please, out of respect for your unique position.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Generally considered to encompass ages twelve to eighteen, adolescence is defined by radical transformation, including the obvious and often distressing physical changes associated with puberty (increases in height and weight and sex-related changes) as well as progressive gains in the capacity for reasoned and mature judgment, impulse control, and autonomy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Now, on the other hand, I would only be insulted if you suggested that I had no autonomy where your pictures were concerned, like any child.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The surface of the whole complex was tiled, with only a few small steps and slopes, which meant that Will could move in his chair with complete autonomy.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • He seemed to have moved beyond his need to assert so adamantly his autonomy, his need to separate himself from his parents.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • "Science is not the highest value in society," Andrews says, pointing instead to things like autonomy and personal freedom.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Your autonomy is guaranteed, and despite our difference in ranks I am quite aware that it is my authority only to advise, not to order, you to take action.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • That said, you will retain the greater part of your autonomy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Those three things , autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward, are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • For any created being, autonomy is lunacy.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • A defining feature here is student autonomy, the socalled open curriculum, which students won during demonstrations in the late 1960s.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Their aims were some kind of nationalism, with Gaelic autonomy, and a massacre of the Jews as well, in revenge for a mythical saint called Hugh of Lincoln.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But it’s also about things other than literal vampirism: selfishness, exploitation, a refusal to respect the autonomy of other people, just for starters.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • However, there was an element of autonomy in the younger girl’s unhappiness.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The Belgians gave the ganwa and Tutsi chiefs considerable autonomy — to extract this forced labor, to collect taxes from the peasants (more than occasionally with whips and canes) — and many chiefs grossly abused their power.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • It was a paper that had achieved considerable autonomy within the regime and dealt with issues forbidden to others.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The OCS:HTN was part of the Worldweb All Thing, the real-time network which governed Hegemony politics, fed information to tens of billions of data-hungry citizens, and had evolved a form of autonomy and consciousness all its own.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But even this ugliness of faces, which of course were mostly familiar to him, seemed something new and uncanny, now that their features,—instead of being to him symbols of practical utility in the identification of this or that man, who until then had represented merely so many pleasures to be sought after, boredoms to be avoided, or courtesies to be acknowledged—were at rest, measurable by aesthetic co-ordinates alone, in the autonomy of their curves and angles.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • He might use words like ’free citizen’ and ’sovereign autonomy.’
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • China has enjoyed a virtuous circle in which, once girls had economic value, parents invested more in them and gave them greater autonomy.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • However, there appears to be no insuperable obstacle to the Lunar colonists, if they show political maturity, enjoying a degree of autonomy.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • (courtesy General Autonomies Corporation) visualizations of the southwestern United States, weighted for wind direction and population.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Mary’s Abbey) and masshouse (Adam and Eve’s tavern): the proscription of their national costumes in penal laws and jewish dress acts: the restoration in Chanah David of Zion and the possibility of Irish political autonomy or devolution.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It was the slow retraction, the retreat into autonomy which signaled the approaching end of Briony’s childhood.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • More than any other student in the unit, Zayd has the luxury of autonomy.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Fm guessing the former, because there is complexity, autonomy, and a relationship between effort and reward in doing creative work, and that’s worth more to most of us than money.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • This person’s parents will have done meaningful work in the garment business, passing on to their children autonomy and complexity and the connection between effort and reward.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • She fears being merely an auxiliary of some man’s existence, although her autonomy, as symbolized by the bowl, is made problematic by its having been purchased for her by . a man.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Indeed, you could argue that the role of the individual is always politically charged, that matters of autonomy and free will and self-determination always drag in the larger society, if only tangentially.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • His fascination with Sarah, which has been building throughout the novel, is a fascination with the unconventional aspects of himself, as well as with the possibilities of freedom and individual autonomy she represents.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • As a result of such apathy, the countryside had maintained more than a modicum of autonomy and freedom.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • It’s no accident that the countries that have enjoyed an economic takeoff have been those that educated girls and then gave them the autonomy to move to the cities to find work.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Local autonomy.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • That is, we watch characters who possess a lower degree of autonomy, self-determination, or free will than ourselves.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • We must surely recognize our own incomplete autonomy in hers, for how manyof us can deny that there is a great deal of our parents, for good or ill, in us?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He is offered a bargain by the devil (he relinquishes his soul, in the form of spiritual autonomy, in exchange for the freedom awarded for undergoing aversion therapy).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Two scholars, Robert Jensen of Brown University and Emily Oster of the University of Chicago, found that after cable television arrived in a village, women gained more autonomy—such as the ability to leave the house without permission and the right to participate in household decisions.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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