dependence

Part of speech: noun

The act of depending, or the state of being dependent reliance; trust; subordination; something relied upon. dependance.

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Usage examples "dependence":

  1. Yes, wife, I do depend on it; yes indeed, I place every dependence on my chimney. - "I and My Chimney", Herman Melville.
  2. Every endeavour is put forth to train them out of that spirit of dependence which is one of the necessary evils incident to modern missions. - "India’s Problem Krishna or Christ", John P. Jones.
  3. I am amazed to find how much of true religion may be resolved into that one word " dependence." - "Memoranda Sacra", J. Rendel Harris.