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  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It may be true that I've lived a more autonomous lifestyle than EH.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • At the Office of Naval Research he developed million-dollar autonomous, underwater robots for the SEALs.†   (source)
  • Its impenetrable terrain, cave networks, and border with the semi-autonomous Pakistani North-West Frontier Province provide significant advantages for militant groups.†   (source)
  • ....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, and then, my dear colleague, they swept him up, sprinkled him with quicklime and rolled him away in a barrow.†   (source)
  • Those who surrender neither expand their territory nor dictate the terms of their peace and autonomous rule.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Technically you are an autonomous colony— I hear you told Sansom that.†   (source)
  • 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.
  • For a portion of the game, the machines would run autonomously.†   (source)
  • They could hurl balls through the air and could even operate autonomously.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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?"†   (source)
  • From 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.†   (source)
  • In a Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong franchise in Phoenix, Arizona, Ng Security Industries Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit B-782 comes awake.†   (source)
  • He finished reading about parataxis and hypotaxis (they either 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 ..."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • King Zwelithini, supported by Chief Buthelezi, called for an autonomous and sovereign KwaZulu, and discouraged everyone in his province from voting.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Your enterprising partner, Mr. Lee Back in his cool little house, SemiAutonomous Guard Unit #A-367 is howling.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "semi-" in semiautonomous means half or partially. This is the same pattern you see in words like semicircle, semisweet, and semiautomatic.
  • Still, the idea of segments allows the surgeon to define areas of liver that have a full complement of blood and bile conduits and that are therefore semiautonomous units, subfactories within the factory.†   (source)
  • That literature, however, was very slow in coming to a dignified, confident and autonomous estate.†   (source)
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