DEPENDABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEPENDABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  reliable; worthy of being depended on; trustworthy
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  During those days of anxiety and struggle there was only one dependable, understanding person in her world, and that person was Rhett Butler.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
2  She told herself how good he was, how dependable and understanding.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
3  It was the first time that either of them had found a dependable intellectual companionship.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
4  She found no inspiration but she did find a dependable kindness in Mrs. Westlake, and at last she yielded to the old woman's receptivity and had relief in sobbing the story of Bea.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  Beth is the best of little creeters, and a sight of help to me, bein so forehanded and dependable.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
6  Yes, she had none of Connie's silliness, Connie was more a child: you had to make excuses for her, because she was not altogether dependable.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
7  This gave the hunter little uneasiness, however, for there was game to be had among the mountains, and he had frequently before had to depend upon his rifle for the needs of life.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III
9  You may depend upon it, sir," he told Mr. Utterson: "I have him in my hand.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
10  There was never a day when, if you had said to me, 'Jekyll, my life, my honour, my reason, depend upon you,' I would not have sacrificed my left hand to help you.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
11  If thou meanest yonder Saxon churls," said Front-de-Boeuf, "their ransom will depend upon other terms than thine.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
12  That's our civilization and our education: bring up the masses to depend entirely on spending money, and then the money gives out.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
13  After all that I said to her as we came along, I thought she would have behaved better; I told her how much might depend upon her acquitting herself well at first.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
14  Luckily the strength of the piece did not depend upon him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
15  Her temper he had good reason to depend on and to praise.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
Example Sentence: (96 in 7 pages)
16  These charities depend on the compassionate feelings and generosity of the general public.
17  Most of the local population depend on fishing for their income.
18  He proposes unspecified tariffs on imports from Third-World nations that depend on cheap labor.
19  Animals depend on plant material for food.
20  The risk and severity of sunburn depend on the body's natural skin colour.
21  Which format a participant should choose will depend upon his or her career stage, work situation and individual learning style.
22  Half the university research posts depend on outside funding.
23  The future of the company will depend crucially on how consumers respond.
24  Many species of tree depend on the wind for pollination.
25  But pretty soon they see that long-legged undertaker make a sign to the preacher as much as to say, "Don't you worry -- just depend on me.
26  And in a country where people depend on natural sources of water, people will definitely become poorer.
27  The fraud depended on hundreds of bank accounts being opened on behalf of straw men.
28  The organization depended heavily on voluntary help.
29  Those sneaky lawyers misrepresented what occurred, made up all sorts of implausible alternative scenarios to confuse the jurors, and in general depended on chicanery to win the case.
30  It depends who will be the first to arrive there.