Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPENDED

The stability of the Whig administration, then in power, depended upon the results.

I never yet saw one that could be depended upon to stand by.

In her heart she knew that on the first depended the second.

What the moral ends were depended upon the growth of the moral ideal.

These enchantresses, you must know, are never to be depended upon.

Let us arouse the people; hitherto we have depended too much upon the nobles.

But indeed it was rather on the farm than to the Inn that more and more they depended for their living.

The cold was steady and could be depended upon; moreover, it was healthful and invigorating.

We here subjoin the accounts that may be most depended upon.

"I dare say Ruggles and I can be depended upon to decide a minor matter like that," he said.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to be attached to as a condition or cause," a figurative use, from Middle French dependre, literally "to hang from, hang down," from Latin dependere "to hang from, hang down; be dependent on, be derived," from de- "from, down" (see de-) + pendere "to hang, be suspended" (see pendant). Related: Depended; depending.