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01. Children in this country are generally expected to become [independent] around the age of 18 or 19, at which time they often move away from home, and get a job or begin university.
02. The people of Quebec have held two referendums, and have twice rejected [independence] for their province.
03. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the key figures in the fight for [independence] in India.
04. Two [independent] studies have yielded the same results.
05. She is a born businesswoman. In fact, she was financially [independent] by the age of 16.
06. Although he has been blind since birth, he has a good job, and is able to live [independently].
07. The guy is 45 years old, and is still [dependent] on his parents. I don't know what his problem is.
08. William Cobbett once said that to be poor and [independent] is very nearly an impossibility.
09. Henry Ford once said that if money is your hope for [independence], you will never have it because the only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
10. He [depends] on his parents to support him while he is studying at university.
11. My car may be ugly, but it's certainly [dependable]. In fact, I haven't had a problem with it in over five years.
12. The amount of time needed to cook a salmon [depends] on the thickness of the fish.
13. She [depends] on her husband too much; she needs to get a job, and earn her own money.
14. Military personnel and their [dependents] can fly on military planes for free.
15. [Depending] on what time the party ends, I might be able to give you a ride home.
16. Aristotle observed that happiness [depends] upon ourselves.
17. There is a Nepalese proverb which states, "[Depend] on others, and you'll go hungry."
18. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that a man's worth [depends] on his two smallest organs: his heart and his tongue.
19. As of December 31, 1991, the U.S.S.R. became fifteen [independent] countries.
20. Nauru, an island in Oceania, had a July 2000 estimated population of 11,845, and is the smallest [independent] republic in the world.
21. The Philippines were the first Asian colony to become [independent] following World War Two.
22. The British Commonwealth is a voluntary association of fifty-four [independent] countries.
23. Working [independently], the English scientist Isaac Newton and the German mathematician Gottfried W. Leibniz both discovered the branch of mathematics known as calculus.

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