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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depend  \De*pend"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Depended};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Depending}.]  [F.  d['e]pendre,  fr  L.  depend?re;  de-  + 
  pend?re  to  hang.  See  {Pendant}.] 
  1.  To  hang  down  to  be  sustained  by  being  fastened  or 
  attached  to  something  above. 
 
  And  ever-living  lamps  depend  in  rows.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  hang  in  suspense;  to  be  pending;  to  be  undetermined  or 
  undecided;  as  a  cause  depending  in  court. 
 
  You  will  not  think  it  unnatural  that  those  who  have 
  an  object  depending,  which  strongly  engages  their 
  hopes  and  fears,  should  be  somewhat  inclined  to 
  superstition.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  To  rely  for  support;  to  be  conditioned  or  contingent;  to 
  be  connected  with  anything  as  a  cause  of  existence,  or  as 
  a  necessary  condition;  --  followed  by  on  or  upon  formerly 
  by  of 
 
  The  truth  of  God's  word  dependeth  not  of  the  truth 
  of  the  congregation.  --Tyndale. 
 
  The  conclusion  .  .  .  that  our  happiness  depends 
  little  on  political  institutions,  and  much  on  the 
  temper  and  regulation  of  our  own  minds.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Heaven  forming  each  on  other  to  depend.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  trust;  to  rest  with  confidence;  to  rely;  to  confide;  to 
  be  certain;  --  with  on  or  upon  as  we  depend  on  the  word 
  or  assurance  of  our  friends;  we  depend  on  the  mail  at  the 
  usual  hour. 
 
  But  if  you  're  rough,  and  use  him  like  a  dog,  Depend 
  upon  it  --  he  'll  remain  incog.  --Addison. 
 
  5.  To  serve;  to  attend;  to  act  as  a  dependent  or  retainer. 
  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  6.  To  impend.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 




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