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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPENDING

The party were coming on to-day, and were depending on us to find water.

"I'm depending upon you for the bread," he said to the drowsy man in the hammock.

"That's just what comes of depending on women," growled Dr. Macgowan.

Instead of depending on stirrups, you are part of the horse.

You were always a weak dreamer, depending on others for your strength.

My friends—the truest, most loyal friends a woman ever had—are depending upon me.

But my last card, the card upon which I was depending, was yet to be played.

Do you forget that he is depending entirely upon you—that if you should fail him he will be lost?

The cover may or may not have been attached to the element, depending on how repairs have been made.

To think of Philip, hungry too, and depending on her, on her boasted prowess!

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEPENDING

dependent

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