Few homes have diesel for the tin stoves they rely on for heat in the coldest winter that anyone can remember.
They must rely completely on hospital staff, who are often overworked, exhausted, and juggling many births at once.
Progressives say "it takes a village," but then too often rely on an agency.
As the wrangling continued, Lloyd and Postol grew to rely on their new colleague, Susli.
Speaking of credibility, this case will rely almost solely on the credibility of Egan versus that of Singer.
We must have someone we can not only rely upon, but who can drive.
But youth never induced me to rely upon this night work if I could help it.
On whom one can rely for a hearing and for intelligent appreciation, Miss Selford.
Can we rely on the constancy and perseverance of the people?
So far we have authentic records to rely on; the remainder is pure conjecture.
early 14c., "to gather, assemble" (transitive and intransitive), from Old French relier "assemble, put together; fasten, attach, rally, oblige," from Latin religare "fasten, bind fast," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + ligare "to bind" (see ligament). Sense of "depend, trust" is from 1570s, perhaps via notion of "rally to, fall back on." Typically used with on, perhaps by influence of lie (v.2). Related: Relied; relying.