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noun. ['dɪˈpɛndəns'] the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
Rhymes with Dependence
Sentences with dependence
1. Noun, singular or mass
Curtains and wall colors have an intimate relationship, a mutual dependence that can make or break your decor.
Quotes about dependence
1. There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
2. True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
3. Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry...
- Thomas Jefferson, The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom
noun. ['dɪˈpɛndəns'] being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).