depend


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01. He [depends] on his parents to support him while he is studying at university.
02. My car may be ugly, but it's certainly [dependable]. In fact, I haven't had a problem with it in over five years.
03. He is a good friend of mine, very helpful, and always [dependable].
04. The amount of time needed to cook a salmon [depends] on the thickness of the fish.
05. She [depends] on her husband too much; she needs to get a job, and earn her own money.
06. Studies show that one of the greatest fears of the elderly is that they might become [dependent] on others.
07. Military personnel and their [dependents] can fly on military planes for free.
08. [Depending] on what time the party ends, I might be able to give you a ride home.
09. Aristotle observed that happiness [depends] upon ourselves.
10. There is a Nepalese proverb which states, "[Depend] on others, and you'll go hungry."
11. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that a man's worth [depends] on his two smallest organs: his heart and his tongue.
12. Children in this country are generally expected to become [independent] around the age of 18 or 19, at which time they often move away from home, and get a job or begin university.
13. The people of Quebec have twice rejected [independence] for their province in referendums.
14. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the key figures in the fight for [independence] in India.
15. Two [independent] studies have yielded the same results.
16. She is a born businesswoman. In fact, she was financially [independent] by the age of 16.
17. Although he has been blind since birth, he has a good job, and is able to live [independently].
18. The guy is 45 years old, and is still [dependent] on his parents. I don't know what his problem is.
19. William Cobbett once said that to be poor and [independent] is very nearly an impossibility.
20. Henry Ford once said that if money is your hope for [independence], you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
21. Each eye of the chameleon is [independent] of the other, so the lizard can watch and study two totally different pictures at the same time.
22. Long-term use of some medications can lead to [dependency].
23. [Interdependence] is a characteristic of all living things.
24. Bernard Campbell once noted that there is no escape from our [interdependence] with nature.

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