Definitions of Relied

  1. See rely.

Usage examples for Relied

  1. You feel that he can be relied on; that he would do the square thing, however difficult it is. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  2. They can be relied upon, therefore, to give you an intimate knowledge of the ability, disposition, aptitudes, and character in general of every human being who comes under your careful observation. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  3. Old King, the grandfather, relied strongly upon her judgment. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  4. I relied upon her, too, I said; but now I have my doubts whether she was really going down that street till she saw that it was the best way to escape. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  5. The final power that must be relied on to ultimately make an end of war is the drift of economic forces- a power as irresistible as the onward flow of the Gulf Stream or the Japan Current. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  6. Lascelle relied entirely on his glorious voice; in consequence he never realised all in his career that might have been possible. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  7. What would be the verdict of the jury, and could this especial jury be relied upon to give a just verdict? – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  8. Besides Deventer of Utrecht, then, on whom, the Earl chiefly relied during his, absence, there were none to support him cordially, except two or three members of the state- council. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  9. But," pursued Sir Patrick, holding up a warning forefinger at Arnold, " you have read it in Miss Silvester's letter, and you may now take it also as a result of my experience, that no individual opinion, in a matter of this kind, is to be relied on. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  10. Judith came to visit her parents on Monday, but Judith was very far from being Christian, and could be relied on merely as far as a counter- irritant might prove of service. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  11. But oral spelling should not be relied on as the sole means of teaching orthography. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  12. The captain of Fellsgarth would have been the last to claim such a title for himself; yet those who knew him best knew that in all he did, even in the common concerns of daily school life, he relied on the guidance and help of a Divine Friend, and was not ashamed to own his faith. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. The men in the hut finally concluded that only the Yoruba could be relied upon. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  14. From that hour, too, his own character seemed to be changed; he relied far less on others than on himself, and developed resources not to have been anticipated in one of his years; for he had hardly reached the age of twenty- two. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  15. I believe I am fairly safe here, and my friends are to be relied upon, though they are much occupied with the gambling and the smoke, so there is not much quietness. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  16. He relied wholly upon the bayonet, and not a musket was loaded. – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  17. Her eyes had a gleam of faith in them, like a child's eyes; as if she relied on him to straighten out this tangle, to tell her not only about Miltoun's trouble, but about all life, its meaning, and the secret of its happiness: And he said gently: What can I do? – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  18. However, the extraordinary charges of government were not thought a ground fit to be relied on. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke