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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPENDENTS

Bussi and his other dependents were offered a thousand indignities.

It was not so comfortable for the troops and their dependents, as we have already seen.

That is Belarab's fort, his houses, his treasure, his dependents.

The other caste—the Illiterates—were dependents of the Intellectuals.

A long chain of dependents is attached to the household of the rich Filipino.

These for the most part were men with families or other dependents.

Rowley and the taxpayers on the main looked to him on one side, and his dependents on the other.

A crowd of dependents and idlers followed the dreary cortege.

He scorned the provisions made in the name of charity for the city's dependents.

She adored Roger, as did all his servants and dependents, for that matter.

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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