Definition of self-reliance in English:

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[mass noun]
Reliance on one’s own powers and resources rather than those of others.
Example sentences
  • Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?
  • Due to the way my family is, I developed a strong sense of self-reliance and independence along the way.
  • Those whose greatest interest is in liberty and self-reliance are lost in the shuffle.

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