Origin of dependence
Examples from the Web for dependence
This kind of dependence on donors is a broader, older idea of “corruption” than bribery.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In her talk on Wednesday, Clinton also took credit for weaning several other countries off of their dependence on Iranian oil.
And four million people self-report a dependence on the drug.
Many European countries are more vulnerable to Russian retaliation due to their dependence on Russia for their natural gas.White House Braces for Russian Retaliation Over Ukraine|Josh Rogin|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I never gave the worst interpretation of your dependence: I always gave it the highest one, the justification of your creation.‘Mirages’: Anaïs Nin’s Intimate, Unexpurgated Diaries|Lizzie Crocker|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We must take whatever actions are necessary to reduce our dependence on foreign oil--and at the same time reduce inflation.
The position becomes clearer if we reflect that our dependence becomes more acute with every increase of our population.The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell
The southern states felt keenly their dependence upon the states of the North for manufactures, water transportation, etc.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
The gist of knowledge gained in the past represents skill that has no dependence whatever upon brain memory.Elementary Theosophy|L. W. Rogers
This state of dependence and tribute continued but a few years.
British Dictionary definitions for dependence
sometimes US dependance
Word Origin and History for dependence
early 15c., from Middle French dépendance, from dependre (see depend). Originally also dependance (the earlier form), depending whether the writer had French or Latin foremost in mind; the Latin form gradually predominated and after c.1800 dependance is rare. As an adjective from c.1600.