rely upon


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Related to rely upon: collide with, finish off
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rely upon - put trust in with confidence; "she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough"; "you can rely on his discretion"
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The peddler with his pack traversed the country by all manner of lonely roads, and was compelled to rely upon the country people for hospitality.
For which reason they are always at enmity with those of merit, as hurtful to their government; not only as they scorn to be governed despotically, but also because they can rely upon each other's fidelity, and others can rely upon theirs, and because they will not inform against their associates, nor any one else.
We so rely upon the orderly operation of familiar natural laws that any seeming suspension of them is noted as a menace to our safety, a warning of unthinkable calamity.
If we ever get back to our native land," said Miss Pross, "you may rely upon my telling Mrs.
Whatever you tell me, you may rely upon my keeping to myself-- if that's it.
For such a prince cannot rely upon what he observes in quiet times, when citizens have need of the state, because then every one agrees with him; they all promise, and when death is far distant they all wish to die for him; but in troubled times, when the state has need of its citizens, then he finds but few.
If I do not understand - and I do not, sir' - said Sissy, 'what your honour as a gentleman binds you to, in other matters:' the blood really rose in his face as she began in these words: 'I am sure I may rely upon it to keep my visit secret, and to keep secret what I am going to say.
28;' it is indeed the same," said he; "and now, am I to rely upon an avowal extorted by religious or physical terror?
Irwine 'ull leave no stone unturned with the judge--you may rely upon that, Adam.
The wisest princes need not think it any diminution to their greatness, or derogation to their sufficiency, to rely upon counsel.
I rely upon your niece's truth and honour, and set your influence at nought.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev urged Kyrgyzstan to rely upon its own funds at the meeting with President of Kygyzstan Almazbek Atambaev on August 22 in Bishkek.