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
With North Korea’s relations with the U.S., Seoul, and China now on the mend, and South Korea trying to reduce its dependence on coal and nuclear power, the pipeline would seem an obvious piece of economic diplomacy.
The podcast probes our dependence on technology at a time when our data has never been more vulnerable.
Power bills in the U.S. territory are roughly twice the average of those in the U.S. mainland, although the island has been reducing its dependence on petroleum.
Right as the world is questioning our dependence on hiding behind social media feeds and algorithms, Monáe is pulling back the curtain on her own cyborg persona.
Increasingly, China has been trying to wean itself off its dependence on foreign goods.
El-Sissi says the country is building desalinization plants on the Red Sea to reduce its dependence on the river as Ethiopia nears completion of the dam.
The hardest part of combating climate change is, predictably, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels as a power source.
Alberta’s New Democratic government badly needs a pipeline to carry the province’s oil to the ocean to reduce its dependence on America, which buys 99% of Canada’s oil exports.
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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
DEPENDENCE Defined for Kids
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