Part of speech: noun

The act of relying; confidence.

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Usage examples "reliance":

  1. Meanwhile her ability and self- reliance banished all compunction. - "Taken Alive", E. P. Roe.
  2. He therefore placed his chief reliance on Langhetti, and determined merely to secure some one who would watch over her, and let him know from day to day how she fared. - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
  3. It taught him a certain self- reliance; it showed him that what was disagreeable was not necessarily intolerable. - "Beside Still Waters", Arthur Christopher Benson.