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  • n. Plural form of reliable.


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  • John McCain, the original maverick from 2000 (and not to be confused with the cheap car from Ford in 1970), is already out there making all the noise like he's the one -- and rounding up all the old reliables from the current administration to run his campaign.

    August 2006

  • Of course I have had all kinds of troubles with all sorts of men; but we have such a strong force of "reliables" that the atmosphere is not suited to the idler or the hobo, and we are, therefore, never seriously annoyed.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • Perhaps one or two of these albums might have enriched the Best Americana category, which is rife with talented reliables Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm and Lucinda Williams; only Ms. Williams's "Blessed" is a superior work.

    The Grammys Again Defy Common Sense

  • I need to grab some reliables over the next couple of days.

    Daily Tea: April 7, 2010 | Tea Derivations

  • It's always good, in these uncertain times, to find some comfort in the old reliables.

    A Pat on the Back for Matzke

  • Kaye was obviously more interested in unusual or little-known stories than the old reliables other editors lean on so heavily.

    Weird Loot, Entering the House

  • Jesse Lasky Jr. was paid only $500 weekly, but writers with more prestigious pedigrees, such as the uncredited Norman Reilly Raine ($2,500 a week) and the credited Charles Bennett ($1,500 a week), got money that the old reliables could only dream about.

    Empire of Dreams

  • Say what you wanted about the Captain, Herod thought, but he had a fondness for the old reliables.

    The Whisperers

  • And then there were always the old reliables of the media, the right-wing conspiracy, the left-wing conspiracy and activist bloggers.

    Mark Penn's Earlier Version Of 3 A.M. Ad Was Negative Direct Hit On Obama

  • For the most part, the villagers in attendance favored the old reliables, and had come dressed as vampires, ghosts, mummies wrapped in bandages and toilet paper, and the odd French maid.

    The Gates


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