• WordNet 3.6
    • adj reliant relying on another for support "dependent on Middle Eastern oil"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Reliant Having, or characterized by, reliance; confident; trusting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reliant Having or indicating reliance or confidence; confident; self-trustful: as, a reliant spirit; a reliant bearing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Reliant confident in one's self
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Naturally self-reliant, the thought of the long journey by herself did not terrify her.
"The Pleasant Street Partnership" by Mary F. Leonard
The story of a girl of the Michigan woods; a buoyant, lovable type of the self-reliant American.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
How youthful and self-reliant her voice sounded!
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
He leaned not upon the strength of others, but used his own resources; he was therefore self-reliant.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
How capable and strong and self-reliant she had looked that morning in the mayor's chair.
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
The daughter, proud-eyed, self-reliant, explained that the cow was calling for her calf.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Self-reliant, fearless, instant of action in emergency, his character appealed to me with ever-increasing power.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Stubbs was no less brutal, when occasion served, but he was not self reliant.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
It is evident that part of the good training at Steventon consisted in making the boys, while quite young, manly, active, and self-reliant.
"Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters" by William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
Many self-reliant men were sanguine of success, could the project be rightly brought before Congress.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey

In poetry:

--His was that self-reliant industry,
Smiling at hardship, which develops well
The energies of manhood, and lends strength
To commonwealths.
"Mr. Norman Burr," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Ever girt about with noises,
Stormy voices,
And the salt breath of the Strait,
Stands the steadfast Mountain Giant,
Grim, reliant,
Dark as Death, and firm as Fate.
"Arakoon" by Henry Kendall

In news:

HOUSTON— Reliant Stadium has installed removable AstroTurf to be used for non-NFL events.
Reliant Stadium has installed removable AstroTurf to be used for non-NFL events.
Obama Grows More Reliant on Big-Money Contributors.
Reliant Energy's 'Beat the Heat' Program.
Reliant Energy kicked off its annual "Beat the Heat" program today.
Several sources are reporting that Oklahoma State and Mississippi State are close to a deal where they would play their season-opening 2013 game at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Auditions are being held THIS weekend, Saturday & Sunday, February 12th and 13th, 2011, at the Houston Reliant Center in Houston, TX.
Long Island youth players will go big time, playing in Houston's Reliant Stadium.
Articles Tagged " Reliant Stadium".
Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw are headed to Reliant Stadium for their Brothers of the Sun Tour, and you could be on your way to join them.
Allsup's Convenience Stores uses Reliant Security services to help secure its store network.
Reliant Security Reports Solid Growth.
Rick Perry at Reliant .
Reliant Finishing Systems Nabs Industry Veteran.
Fan falls to death at Texans' Reliant Stadium.

In science:

Deligne: Interpr´etation motivique de la conjecture de Zagier reliant polylogarithmes et r´egulateurs, in Motives, Proc.
The additive dilogarithm
The analysis is reliant upon the use of Laurent and Toeplitz operator techniques.
Generalized stationary random fields with linear regressions - an operator approach
The conditions are reliant on infinite flow, and guarantee that the ergodicity of the model is equivalent to the ergodicity of the expected model.
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
The application of this result is reliant on the condition of the a.s. positive diagonal entries, which implies that the model has feedback property, as shown in Corollary 1.
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
The proof of correctness of this algorithm is reliant on the concept of simple functions, and certain closure properties of these functions, which we now review.
Quantitative Games on Probabilistic Timed Automata