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  • For any created being, autonomy is lunacy.†   (source)
  • It seemed ideal in some ways—more independence and autonomy for Phoebe, at least a partial answer to her future—but the truth was that Caroline could not imagine Phoebe living apart from her.†   (source)
  • That said, you will retain the greater part of your autonomy.†   (source)
  • China has enjoyed a virtuous circle in which, once girls had economic value, parents invested more in them and gave them greater autonomy.†   (source)
  • A defining feature here is student autonomy, the socalled open curriculum, which students won during demonstrations in the late 1960s.†   (source)
  • It was a paper that had achieved considerable autonomy within the regime and dealt with issues forbidden to others.†   (source)
  • (courtesy General Autonomies Corporation) visualizations of the southwestern United States, weighted for wind direction and population.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • However, there appears to be no insuperable obstacle to the Lunar colonists, if they show political maturity, enjoying a degree of autonomy.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    autonomy = freedom from outside control
  • Tibet wants autonomy, but it is looking less and less probable that they will ever achieve it.
    autonomy = political freedom from outside control
  • China's constitution promises autonomy to Tibet; though the degree of autonomy is a source of much debate.
  • More than any other student in the unit, Zayd has the luxury of autonomy.†   (source)
  • He might use words like 'free citizen' and 'sovereign autonomy.'†   (source)
  • It was the slow retraction, the retreat into autonomy which signaled the approaching end of Briony's childhood.†   (source)
  • That is, we watch characters who possess a lower degree of autonomy, self-determination, or free will than ourselves.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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).†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Local autonomy.†   (source)
  • As a result of such apathy, the countryside had maintained more than a modicum of autonomy and freedom.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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