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To be free or independent - synonyms or related words

be able to look after yourself

to not need anyone else to take care of you

be your own woman

to make plans and decisions about your life, without depending on anyone else

have the run of something

to be allowed to go anywhere in a place and do what you want

be your own man

to not let yourself be influenced or controlled by other people

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crowdbirthing

giving birth to a baby in the presence of a large number of close relatives and/or friends

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presbyopia

a condition when a person cannot see clearly objects that are close; long sightedness

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