Definition of Relies

1. Verb. (third-person singular of rely) ¹



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Definition of Relies

1. rely [v] - See also: rely

Lexicographical Neighbors of Relies

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relief pitcher
relief pitchers
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relief valves
relief work
relief worker
relief workers
reliefful
reliefless
relieflike
reliefs
relier
reliers
relies (current term)
reliest
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relievable
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relievement
relievements
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relievers
relieves
relievest
relieveth

Literary usage of Relies

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1863)
"The gas manufacturer relies much as an indication of the purity of his gas, ... The only chemical test upon which the practical gas maker commonly relies, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The demurrer relies upon the proposition that the 36th section of article 8 of the Constitution of the State, which the plaintiff in that case sets up as ..."

3. The Church of Our Fathers as Seen in St. Osmund's Rite for the Cathedral of by Daniel Rock (1852)
"... while the brethren of his minster were walking about their fields, as the wont of that tide was, with saints' relies, we have already said.77 71 Obtulit ..."

4. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Then I asked him, what would they (the papists,) do with all their relies and images, if they should own and believe in this light, and receive the grace to ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"2. A burst ; an emission of many a: once. More on his guns relies than on his sword. From whence a fatal volley we receiv'd. WMn. shot "ff. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... the party who relies upon a document must either produce it, or give such satisfactory reason for its non-production as will justify him in having ..."

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