Origin of reliable
Examples from the Web for reliable
Huckabee will also need to establish a reliable fundraising base, something that up until now has proved to be elusive.
No longer does it constitute a reliable, middle class-based alternative to the corporatist mindset of the Republicans.
Be reliable supports of the Songun revolution possessed of a lofty spirit and rich knowledge!
How reliable were the other witnesses, given the extraordinarily charged atmosphere surrounding this case?Ferguson’s Grand Jury Bought Darren Wilson’s Story|Paul Campos|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that article described Deen as calm and reliable, especially compared to LiLo.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bodily fatigue thus induced, especially when coupled with a reduced diet, is a reliable cure for undue sexual desires.The Soul of the Indian|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
This is a perfectly simple bit of history that anyone may find for himself in any reliable history of medicine.The Popes and Science|James J. Walsh
He sent for a reliable lawyer, who happened to be my college friend and chum, Will Porter.The Man from Jericho|Edwin Carlile Litsey
Acting on this reliable information Washington at once dispatched a scouting party in pursuit.Colonel Washington|Archer Butler Hulbert
I had always found him the most willing and reliable of officers, and he had won the respect and trust of every man who knew him.Three Years' War|Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
1560s, raliabill, Scottish; see rely + -able. Not common before 1850; and sometimes execrated thereafter in Britain as an Americanism because it involves a use of -able different from its use in provable, etc., but defended (by OED, Century Dictionary, etc.) on grounds of use of the suffix in available, laughable, etc.. Related: Reliably.