Dependent in a sentence

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Definition of Dependent

  • Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
  • Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. Opposite of independent.
  • conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of unconditional.
  • addicted to drugs.
  • One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for financial support or favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
  • That which depends; corollary; consequence.
  • a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
  • relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
  • (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

How to use dependent in a sentence. Dependent pronunciation.

In vivacious company she would have called it, and perhaps have thought it, a charming view; alone, she had no eye for such things-an indifference characteristic of her mind, and not at all dependent upon its mood.
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I am so entirely dependent on Him for everything that sometimes, in little matters, my faith will, for a brief season, droop.
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I had a wife and five children dependent on me, and for many months was unable to provide for them by my own labors.
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I have a wife and family totally dependent on me for a support.
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A student in debt is most dependent and hopeless.
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A large family of little ones was dependent upon him for support.
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They were quite poor, and wholly dependent upon the labor of a son who worked away from home for others.
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She was dependent, for her clothing, upon her labor; her shoes were worn out, and how should she get another pair, unless she could leave the sick bed and go away from home and work and earn some money.
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That state is surely best which keeps you dependent on God and thankful to Him, and so you shall find it to the end.
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Instead of making him a fixed allowance, the old lady supplied him with funds at uncertain intervals; with the unpleasant result that it was sometimes necessary for him to call to her mind his dependent condition.
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He also showed that man was not born for himself, but for society; that the interests of the body are alone to be considered, and not those of the individual; and that a nation might be extremely happy, extremely powerful, and extremely rich, although every individual member of it might at the same time be miserable, dependent, and in debt.
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While he was speaking they were accosted by a man upon crutches, who, telling them in a broken voice that he had a wife and twelve infant children dependent on his support, supplicated a little charity.
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Having a large family dependent upon his exertions, the actor, according to a custom prevalent in Vraibleusia, went immediately and drowned himself in the nearest river.
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If this were granted, it was clear that Vraibleusia must in future only rank as a dependent state of a foreign power, since the direction of the whole island would actually be at the will of the supplier of pine-apples.
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But a writer's aestheticism is his all; he cannot surrender it, for his art is dependent upon it, and the single concession he can make is that if an overwhelming demand should arise for these books when he is among the gone-a storm before which the reed must bend-the publisher shall be permitted to print 'Evelyn Innes' and 'Sister Teresa' from the original editions, it being, however, clearly understood that they are offered to the public only as apocrypha.
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No doubt there is a moment in every man's life when something happens to turn him into the road which he is destined to follow; for all that it would be superficial to think that the fate of one's life is dependent upon accident.
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But as circumstances render it inadvisable for him to take such a step hastily, he wishes to send in advance a number of families of his dependents, composed of honest, sturdy, industrious, skillful, economical people, well ordered in their domestic affairs, who, having no debts, will try to sell such possessions as they cannot take with them in order to raise the funds for establishing themselves in their new home.
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To be surety for the dependents that he sends over, and to assume only such jurisdiction over them as is customary among English Lords on their estates.
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He shall be given a written agreement, guaranteeing the following things: a. That he shall receive enough land for a household of fifty to sixty persons, and for about a hundred other dependents, most of whom have a trade or profession, and all able to help build up the country.
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That his dependents shall be given free transportation, and supplies for the voyage.
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Examples of Dependent

Example #1
Presently another patch of shade invited her to repose again, and again she meditated for an hour or more.
Example #2
Before her, east, west, and north, lay the wooded landscape, soft of hue beneath the summer sky, spreading its tranquil beauty far away to the mists of the horizon.
Example #3
Wait on the Lord, and he shall renew thy strength,' comes in beautifully on such occasions.
Example #4
No human being to help me; no one but God.
Example #5
Nearly forty years ago I was given up by the doctors for a dying man from consumption.
Example #6
All our earthly resources were gone, and one Sabbath morning, when breakfast was over, we were entirely destitute; there was no meal in the barrel nor oil in the cruse.