dependence

[ dih-pen-duh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF dependence
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Consider what you are about—this work of yours is the only dependence we have in the world.

All my dependence, all my hopes, are in your mother's favour.

The greater her disappointment from them, the greater must be her dependence on me.

His dependence for that must be founded in the doctrine of the other preacher.

It was fortunate for the country, that this was their dependence.

Think of it—their dependence on man, their temptations, their rewards, their punishments!

That was161 my benefactor's way of reminding me of my dependence on his bounty.

It will be disastrous, I say, to place any dependence in the good will of this one Lodorian.

It was the sense of that dependence which destroyed equality.

On the least occasion and even on no occasions at all she was scolded, or else taunted with her dependence.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French dépendance, from dependre (see depend). Originally also dependance (the earlier form), depending whether the writer had French or Latin foremost in mind; the Latin form gradually predominated and after c.1800 dependance is rare. As an adjective from c.1600.

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