dependence on

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See: credence
References in classic literature ?
That brother had been long removed from the country and being a sensible man, and, moreover, a single man at the time, she had a fond dependence on no human creature's having heard of it from him.
Yes, here he's written almost a book on the natural conditions of the laborer in relation to the land," said Katavasov; "I'm not a specialist, but I, as a natural science man, was pleased at his not taking mankind as something outside biological laws; but, on the contrary, seeing his dependence on his surroundings, and in that dependence seeking the laws of his development.
Key concerns include risks associated with the financial services business, such as the potential need for additional financial support from the parent company, the company's dependence on the auto repair market, and uneven results from the commercial and industrial (non-automotive) business.