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  • v. put trust in with confidence


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  • I am heartily in accord with the statement of Rigby, although seriously questioned by Ploss, that, ` ` as far as we may rely upon the meagre records which history gives us upon this subject, among the more civilized people of antiquity the semi-recumbent sitting posture was by far the most common.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • I can rely upon the discretion of Madam Dupin, and the friendship of Madam de Chenonceaux; I had the same dependence upon that of Madam de Francuiel, who, however, was long dead before my secret made its way into the world.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • Rather than rely upon actually selling jugs of the stuff, he authored the perpetually out-of-print and consistently in demand book Me and My Likker and set out on a mission of bizarre celebrity.


  • You may rely upon it that Mistaire Bush will have every possible comfort.

    Flying Colours

  • Rummel: And we will back you up, Bernick; you may rely upon that.

    Pillars of Society

  • Indeed, in the post-Origin years from 1868, he came more and more to rely upon these points as, first ancillary, then supporting, and finally cooperative processes of evolu - tionary modification of natural selection.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • But, he added, if she would place herself under the protection of the Arabs, and rely upon their honour, they would pledge themselves to conduct her from Hamah to Palmyra and back again in safety.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • The Baschkirs rely upon their ` ` devil-seer '' who discovers the presence of the evil spirit and drives him away if rewarded by the present of a sum of money or a fat sheep.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • If you knew Father Wulfnoth, you know you can rely upon what he told me.

    The Confession of Brother Haluin

  • In 1440 Lorenzo Valla counselled Eugenius IV not to rely upon the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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