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The republic was declared a fully independent state.
The Republic of Brazil became independent from Portugal in 1822.
Many TV companies commission all their programmes from independent producers.
He stood as an independent candidate.
Seek independent legal advice before entering into an agreement.
There have been calls for an independent inquiry into the train crash.
His wages enabled him to become economically independent of his family.
Even as a child he was fiercely (=very) independent.
The equipment has its own independent power supply.
The incidents were completely independent of one another.