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Synonyms for something

one that exists independently

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The individual man or ox is not defined with reference to something external.
The former definition does indeed apply to all relatives, but the fact that a thing is explained with reference to something else does not make it essentially relative.
We have something very dreadful to tell you," she said, interrupting him.
I gave him something to think about, that fellow," he muttered to himself as he climbed the stairs to his Brooklyn apartment.
Ida sat listening to the stumbling words and awkward phrases which were whispered from the back of her, but there was something in Charles Westmacott's clumsiness of speech which was more moving than the words of the most eloquent of pleaders.
If a subject's given me, it's easy to spin something round it.
There was a very slight smile upon her lips, the glimmer of something that was almost appealing, in her eyes.
I didn't know you had to work after you had left the office," said Katharine, in a tone which gave the impression that she was thinking of something else, as was, indeed, the case.
His lips were thin and close shut, though they had a very pleasant smile; his eye was keen, and there was something in his jaw and the motion of his head that made one think he was very determined in anything he set about.
He had already realized, from the documents, that Prior's Park had originally been something like Prior's Farm, named after some local figure, but the new social conditions were all against his tracing the story by its traditions.
Suddenly, half-concealed in the tumult of the foaming rollers I made out awash, something enormous, rising and falling - something spread out like a burst of foam, but with a more bluish, more solid look.
He felt as though he were the center of some important and general movement; that something was constantly expected of him, that if he did not do it he would grieve and disappoint many people, but if he did this and that, all would be well; and he did what was demanded of him, but still that happy result always remained in the future.
The stuff of which the world of our experience is composed is, in my belief, neither mind nor matter, but something more primitive than either.
There seemed to be something back of the simple statement--an ominous and portending "something.
Conversation was tedious; she wanted something big, and she believed that it would have come to her on the wind-swept platform of an electric tram.