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Dependence

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An existing quarrel. (A term used among swordsmen.)

Let us pause … until I give you my opinion on this dependence … for if we coolly examine the state of our dependence, we may the better apprehend whether the sisters three have doomed one of us to expiate the same with our blood.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, chap. xxi.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Dennis (John)
Dénouement
Denys (St.)
Deo Gratias (Latin)
Deo Juvante (Latin)
Deo, non Fortunâ (Latin)
Deo Volente
Deodand
Depart
Department
Dependence
Depinges
Deputations
Depute
Derbend [iron]
Derby Stakes
Derive
Dernier Ressort (French)
Derrick
Derwentwater
Desdemona (in Shakespeare’s Othello)