• WordNet 3.6
    • n reliance certainty based on past experience "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists","he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
    • n reliance the state of relying on something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reliance Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance .
    • Reliance The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority. "In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reliance The act of relying, or the state or character of being reliant; confident rest for support; confidence; dependence: as, we may have perfect reliance on the promises of God; to have reliance on the testimony of witnesses.
    • n reliance Anything on which to rely; sure dependence: ground of trust.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reliance trust: confidence
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  • John Neil
    John Neil
    “Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The basis of good manners is self-reliance.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.”


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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

He carried with him a primitive vessel, filled with some mysterious fluid, upon the virtues of which he had implicit reliance.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
Either form of reliance is clearly inartistic.
"Play-Making" by William Archer
The chief reliance should be upon personal recognition or identification of all persons claiming authority to pass.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Astonishing, the reliance on number in this matter of amusement!
"Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days" by Arnold Bennett
Too much reliance, however, must not be put upon the breaks, as they sometimes give way, and in frosty weather are nearly inoperative.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
Their reliance under heaven, was their tact in managing the savages, and their own goodly rifles and strong arms.
"The Lost Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
They never perilled them needlessly, and through a presumptuous reliance on God.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
As there are but few springs in the island, the sole reliance is upon rain water.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
They never perilled them needlessly, and through a presumptuous reliance on God.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
She was older than any of the party, and it was in reliance on her discretion that the visit had been permitted.
"Emilie the Peacemaker" by Mrs. Thomas Geldart

In poetry:

Then manfully resist, with
A firm reliance;
Trusting to Providence, meet
It with defiance.
"The Crisis" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And through the will's reliance
He only sees aright
A frightened child's defiance
Left lonely in the night.
"The Seer Of Hearts" by Theodosia Garrison
—"In vain,"—Childe Launcelot cried in scorn,—
—"On them is your reliance;"—
Sir Hornbook wound his bugle horn,
And twange'd a loud defiance.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
And here let the moral be duly made known,
And hereafter signed and attested:
We should place more reliance on that which is shown
And less upon what is suggested.
"A Little Mistake" by Henry Lawson
Hail, sacred Ark of ever sure reliance,
Ne'er known to meet perdition on a shoal;
Thou, buoyant, bid'st life's dashing sea defiance,
And turn'st aside its mountains as they roll!
"Ark Of Faith" by Thomas Odiorne
So he spake in his large self-reliance,—he, a man open-browed
as the skies;
Would not measure his soul by a standard that was womanish-weak
to his eyes,
Smite his breast and go on with his sinning,—savage Raedwald,
the simple yet wise!
"King Raedwald" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

In the 36-page report, she defines " racial profiling" as the "inappropriate reliance on race" as a factor in police decisions to stop or search a person.
In the 36-page report, she defines " racial profiling " as the "inappropriate reliance on race" as a factor in police decisions to stop or search a person.
What can we do specifically to reduce our nation's reliance on fossil fuels.
Reliance Industries is planning a giant cracker complex based largely, if not entirely, on off-gases from its Jamnagar refineries .
Reliance , SD Radio Stations.
Syndicate content RSS - self- reliance .
Filed in The Reliance Network.
India's Reliance MediaWorks Reports Quarterly Loss.
News End-User News Reliance Industries Mulls Merger with Reliance Petroleum.
Recent news and coverage of Reliance Industries.
India's Reliance Industries issued a statement Monday dispelling talk it plans to acquire San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp.
Reliance Worldwide has added two regional sales managers to support the continued growth of its SharkBite and Cash Acme plumbing product brands.
Reliance on Oil From Saudi Arabia Is Growing Again.
Natural-gas Reliance Sparks Concern in Northeast.
One of the shibboleths tossed about by some Republicans is that we need to get back to self- reliance .

In science:

Recently attention has focused on the size of S 2 , see for example [26, 10, 20, 27, 28], because of the possibility of extracting New Physics from hard processes, accompanied by gaps, in an almost background-free environment and, from a theoretical viewpoint, because of its reliance on subtle QCD techniques.
Summary Talk: First Workshop on Forward Physics and Luminosity Determination at the LHC
We present a description of fundamentally neutral particles without any reliance on Dirac spinors.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
The existing description of Ma jorana particles has a pivotal reliance on Dirac spinors – a circumstance I, and many other scholars who concern themselves with such questions, consider unsatisfactory.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
The improved experimental accuracy also permits the exploration of new methods, in which the reliance on non-perturbative calculations is greatly reduced, such as in the spectral-moments determination of |Vcb |.
CKM matrix elements from tree-level decays and b-hadron lifetimes
This conclusion had been reached without any reliance on path integrals and on physical applications in Ref..
From Ginzburg-Landau to Hilbert-Einstein via Yamabe