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Doesn't it depend a little on what you call adventures?
Doesn't it depend a good deal on what you call drama?
Doesn't it depend again on what you call a relation?
Of course it's an exertion, but still, when I know how much depends upon me in this house, I am obliged to make it.
These seem very slight things, and I dare say you will be amused at my making them of so much importance; at the same time, my dear, I can assure you (and you'll find this out, Nicholas, for yourself one of these days, if you ever fall in love with anybody; as I trust and hope you will, provided she is respectable and well conducted, and of course you'd never dream of falling in love with anybody who was not), I say, I can assure you that a great deal more depends upon these little things than you would suppose possible.
As the missletoe is disseminated by birds, its existence depends on birds; and it may metaphorically be said to struggle with other fruit-bearing plants, in order to tempt birds to devour and thus disseminate its seeds rather than those of other plants.
Thus, there seems to be little doubt that the stock of partridges, grouse, and hares on any large estate depends chiefly on the destruction of vermin.
In England the greater number of stercovorous beetles are confined in their appetites; that is, they do not depend indifferently on any quadruped for the means of subsistence.
It depends chiefly on an acquaintance with the individual parts of each view.
That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, the arms, and the resources of the country.
Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet.
The true proposition, however, is in no way the cause of the being of the man, but the fact of the man's being does seem somehow to be the cause of the truth of the proposition, for the truth or falsity of the proposition depends on the fact of the man's being or not being.