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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPENDENT

But she could not get her mother's feeling of him as a helpless, dependent thing.

I know little of them; and happily we shall not be dependent on the result of my management.

Nay, would his uncle, on whom he was dependent, consent to such a refusal?

We feel ourselves so dependent on it for all that is yet to come.

We were both too young, too dependent and helpless, to do anything but accept our separation.

He was older than Dorothy, who had always been dependent upon him to a certain extent.

As if the good name were dependent on him, or anyone like him!

He had not learned to be dependent on his kind for companionship.

What does it matter—except that it's a disgrace to be dependent on such a man?

Poor Egbert's so dependent on him—quite helpless without him.

WORD ORIGIN

15c., variant spelling of dependant, now mostly restricted to adjectival use; see -ance. Dependent variable in mathematics is recorded from 1852.

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