(one's) own man/woman/person

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(one's) own man/woman/person

Independent in action or thought; not accepting or swayed by outside influences. When I was younger, I would do anything my friends were doing, but I'm my own person now. You won't be able to manipulate her—she's really her own woman. You can't just accept everything you read in the media—you have to be your own man.
See also: man, own, person, woman

(one's) own man

Independent in judgment and action.
See also: man, own

(one's) own woman

Independent in judgment or action: She has always been her own woman.
See also: own, woman
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He said the sacrifices of Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)'s family teach us that collective goals and purgation of the society were superior to one's own person and personal interests which can never be compromised.
Reflecting on what she learned from psychology to become her own person, "Elizabeth" is a fine read of becoming one's own person, highly recommended.
To annihilate the subject of morality in one's own person is to root out the existence of morality itself from the world, as far as one can, even though morality is an end in itself.
It must bring one's own person into the conversation with the text and may not simply repeat the text" (19).
A straightforward guide to truly becoming one's own person.
Being close in an intimate relationship with someone and at the same time being one's own person is a difficult dance," Wright said.
Previously, human arrogance and concomitant wrongdoing was mainly an affront to divinity, or had repercussions for one's own person, spiritual and/or physical.
reports concerning debt-bondage are only available from Egypt and Syria; reports concerning the voluntary servitude of one's own person are only available from Mecca, Medina, Kufa, and Basra; reports concerning the enslavement of a foundling are only present from Kufa and Medina.
Schneider first briefly reviews the transmitted reports, as given in her second chapter, of the categories of debt-enslavement, the sale of one's own person, the sale of a free person, and the status of foundlings, and then gives an account of how each category is treated in the ancient Near Eastern, Sassanid, Jewish, Greek or Greco-Egyptian, Christian, Roman, pre-Islamic Arabian, and Byzantine legal systems.
Both Ginsberg and Olson were engaged with a "history" that was the responsibility and act of one's own person, what Olson called the Herodotean method--"to find out for oneself"--citing the Histories as primary example.
These related not only to honesty and fairness but also to compassion, humility and being one's own person.
Moreover, the conception authorizes drastic economic inequalities, for the unfettered use of private property rights in one's own person and powers allows the more able persons to accumulate a major share of worldly resources.
The other rights a child of divorcing parents has include the right to awareness in what's going on, the right to counseling, the right to be heard, the right to be one's own person, the right to be neutral, and the right to private communication.
Under Mississippi law, deadly force can be used in self-defense "by any person in resisting any attempt unlawfully to kill such person or to commit any felony upon him, or upon or in any dwelling in which such person shall be," and "when committed in the lawful defense of one's own person or any other human being, where there shall be reasonable ground to apprehend a design to commit a felony or to do some great personal injury, and there shall be imminent danger of such design being accomplished.