(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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Historian Suzannah Lipscomb said: "Each of them was or has been responsible for or overseen real change, but in addition nearly every one of them has some symbolic importance beyond their own person.
The wondering young can take themselves right into some other being in ways not even confined to the bounds of the story, they can merge their own person with another in their own minds and transpose events in a fiction into the me-character reaching solutions and resolutions to their own school or home or peer group situations.
A good submissive is someone who properly serves their Dominant, but is also their own person.
Every player wants to be their own person, their own personality.
Stop living your life through them and let them be their own person.
Everyone is their own person and they will over-come it in their own ways.
In late August, the Dominicans in the Netherlands distributed a 38-page booklet, "Church and Ministry," that proposed parishes in need of an ordained priest choose their own person to become the Mass presider.
The center right said it was absolutely normal to put their own person in.
You talk about the challenge for priests to be loyal men of the church on the one hand, and their own person on the other.
Nonetheless, some whiptail lizards might agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson that "the finest people marry the two sexes in their own person.
In doing so, they were regarding sexual intercourse as a major rite of passage, one that would foster but also require a deepening maturity and emotional commitment, and they had the good sense to wonder if it might not be a good idea to become more their own person before sharing themselves so intimately with another.
We did our investigation and information came that yes, World Bank is bringing in some money for a project, now the ministry is bringing in their own persons who will.
They are all their own persons and not carbon copies of anyone else.
Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
When this organization collapsed at the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, Stanton and Anthony founded a boldly radical feminist newspaper called the Revolution, for which Stanton wrote many articles calling for women's control over their own persons in marital relations; liberalized divorce laws that would recognize marriage as a legal contract like other contracts; radical improvement of prisons, poor houses, and insane asylums; and even an end to state-authorized prostitution.