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  • n  being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  • n  the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

  • Outside the hall, happy Congolese shouting " 'dependance!" swirled through the banner-filled streets as the radio blared cha-cha tunes especially composed for the occasion.
  • I have been frustrated by the lack of "tying together" as a campagne issue the themes of global warming, dependance on oil, terrorism (and its financing from oil profits), and the .
  • I grew up in Europe and I have no desire to return to a lackluster economic outlook and a dependance on government to solve all of our problems.

  • Gordon Brown in San Francisco Chronicle
    Without urgent action we risk sleepwalking into an energy dependance on less stable or reliable partners,Brown wrote in The Observer newspaper.
  • Peter Partington in Niagara Falls Review
    Not only does it promote the walkability of our neighbourhoods and communities, it also focuses on reducing automobile dependance,said Regional Chairman Peter Partington.
  • Dmitry Medvedev in TopNews
    We have to accept the mutual dependance of countries and nations in the modern world,Medvedev said. "This interdependence does not only apply to economies, but the spheres of science, technology, culture, and education."

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