- that may be relied on or trusted; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable information.
Origin of reliable
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Examples from the Web for reliably
Reliably Democratic Maryland and Massachusetts elected Republicans as governors.Earth to DNC: Dyspeptic Dad Still Votes, Too
November 11, 2014
With that kind of track record, how can anyone make the argument that independent/swing voters are reliably partisan?Yes, Independent Swing Voters Are Real. And May Decide Who Wins Elections
November 3, 2014
A reliably Republican midterm electorate will cancel out a Democratic-leaning presidential-year electorate and then some.The Dems’ Midterm Performance Anxiety
October 31, 2014
She led a reliably epic and wild life, powered by a brand of comedy that regarded nothing as beyond the pale.What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America
September 5, 2014
He was, however, reliably political—as well as reliably liberal—in a fair amount of his stand-up comedy.The Political Passion of Robin Williams, From Reagan-Bashing to AIDS Prevention
August 13, 2014
I am reliably informed that there never was a bank in Granby.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James
J. A. Dacus
I assert that only that has been reliably seen which has been drawn.
The application, therefore, can be valid only if the constancy of general conditions may be reliably assumed.
Name and word recall more quickly, reliably, and energetically the objects they stand for than do the objects their symbols.
I advise you to visit Ireland, sor, which I'm reliably informed is the centhral jewel in Europe's crown of beauty.Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad
Edith Van Dyne
- able to be trusted; predictable or dependable
Word Origin and History for reliably
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.