Examples of dependence in a Sentence
The company was hurt by its dependence on government loans.
Our dependence upon foreign oil makes our economy vulnerable.
a harmful dependence on foreign oil
Recent Examples of dependence from the Web
Even as China struggles to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels, Chinese institutions continue to fund the construction of new coal plants in other countries, including billions of dollars of new projects in Pakistan.
At the same time, Su has begun weaning AMD from its dependence on PCs, focusing on deals to supply chips to the three leading video game console makers: Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.
Nearly a third of Ohioans getting coverage under the health care program have a substance abuse or dependence problem, the state says.
His Vision 2030 plan to wean Saudi Arabia off its near-total dependence on oil was well received by economists, at least in terms of its goals; some questioned the government’s ability to implement it.
The CDC last year began urging doctors to ease up on prescribing opioids for pain, advising them to try other methods first as a way to prevent patient abuse of or dependence on the drugs.
Since its adoption, Nafta has knit the three agricultural economies more tightly, with effects ranging from cattle being raised and processed across borders to U.S. dependence on Mexican avocados for guacamole at Super Bowl watch parties.
But our dependence on antibiotics came back to haunt us.
Surprisingly, the study found that the largest percentage of medical coverage claims related to opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses nationally come from older patients — those ages 51 to 60.
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First Known Use of dependence
DEPENDENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dependence for English Language Learners
: the state of needing something or someone else for support, help, etc.
: the state of being addicted to alcohol or a drug
DEPENDENCE Defined for Kids
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