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
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On the other hand, the draining of the surrounding swamps led to significant subsidence, leaving some newly dry areas of the city as much as 10 feet below sea level, increasing the city's dependence on levees and Baldwin's pumps to stay dry.
The Seattle City Council also took action this week toward reducing dependence on cars.
The kingdom, locked in a tussle for influence with Iran across the Middle East and beyond, is stepping up plans to develop a nuclear energy capability as part of a reform plan led by Prince Mohammed to reduce the economy’s dependence on oil.
The incident has brought into focus the computer industry’s utter dependence on Intel, which controls more than 90 percent of the market for laptop processors and has a near monopoly in server chips.
Those standards, established under the Obama Administration, were aimed at cutting greenhouse-gas emissions and reducing oil dependence.
People who are fearful, selfish, and willful turn to alcohol (and drugs); rid them of their deplorable personality and their dependence will follow.
In January of last year, ibudilast showed preliminary signs of potential efficacy in meth dependence in another UCLA study released at that time.
Both strictures are designed to remind these women of their dependence on the good graces of the American patriarchy, in very different ways.
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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
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