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noun as in reliance

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Our unprecedented dependence on mail-in voting is precisely why it is important to take a serious look at the security of the process.

From Fortune

Interestingly, Erdogan has an ambition for Turkey to not only eradicate its dependence on energy imports but to become a net exporter of energy, too.

From Fortune

Marketers are once again grumbling about their dependence on Facebook and Google.

From Digiday

Women’s lifestyle magazines haven’t faced as many closures during coronavirus as other niche titles, but there’s still a heavy dependence on print revenues that’s unlikely to return, said independent media consultant Colin Morrison.

From Digiday

The aforementioned dependence on digital devices as a way to interact with other people seems reprehensible now that we don’t even have the in-person option.

The claim of reduced dependence on foreign oil suppliers is also suspect.

This kind of dependence on donors is a broader, older idea of “corruption” than bribery.

The most credible scientific data on wolverine behavior documents an absolute dependence on “persistent spring snow habitat.”

In her talk on Wednesday, Clinton also took credit for weaning several other countries off of their dependence on Iranian oil.

With coal plants on the way out, what you end up with is a power mix with an unprecedented dependence on one fuel.

Allcraft winced, as every syllable made known the speaker's actual strength—his own dependence and utter weakness.

Nor need they live under the same roof, the essential thing is the relation and dependence existing between them.

The question of dependence is one of fact; contributions by the deceased tend to establish this, but are not conclusive.

Confusedly, the young man in the library had made her feel for the first time what might be the sweetness of dependence.

To this day in Servia the popular forms of swearing express dependence and reliance upon the powers of nature.


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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dependence, such as: confidence, dependency, addiction, belief, craving, and credence.

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