[ US /dɪˈpɛndəns/ ]
[ UK /dɪpˈɛndəns/ ]
NOUN
  1. the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
  2. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
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How To Use dependence In A Sentence

  • The following years were characterized by rifts with Russia, in which the Ukraine jealously guarded its own independence against its overbearing neighbour.
  • The transfer of control to the patient also provides the priceless gift of independence. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its independence may encourage it to pursue a course of narrow self-interest rather than the public interest. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
  • The Guidance concentrates on the organizational status of internal audit and the objectivity of internal auditors in achieving the requisite independence.
  • She said the new playground would help give the children greater independence.
  • There is, and always has been, a co-dependence between the public and private sectors. For his next trick, Mr Osborne must offer us a bold new world | Will Hutton
  • So numerous and various were the influences, formative and impellent, which combined to bring the colonies up to the precise ripening-point of their independence, as to make it difficult to assign each its proper force. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876
  • Federal Government is the exclusive judge of the extent as well as the limitations of its power, it seems to me to be utterly perversive of the sovereignty and independence of the States. Southern Literature From 1579-1895 A comprehensive review, with copious extracts and criticisms for the use of schools and the general reader
  • Even in smaller hamlets or regions of scattered farmsteads, forms of interdependence may be recognized in early laws and custumals.
  • She speculated that the shifting social status of women during the war years stoked male anxiety about female bonding and independence from men.
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