What does the word dependent mean?

  • Hanging down. [ Lat.]

Usage examples for dependent

  1. His actions are dependent on the mood of the moment. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  2. Ah, if she had but a rock now, so that she need not be dependent altogether on the exercise of her own intellect! – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. Oh, Richard dear, she cried, how delightful that you should be the helpless one, and dependent on me! – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  4. I cannot leave you dependent upon charity. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  5. It came as a surprise when it was explained to her that she was utterly dependent upon her stepbrother. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil

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