Then there is the fact that relying on a small slice of the population to pay the bills means revenues will always be unstable.
Long periods of ball-play sapped speed from the Americans, who were relying on fleet counter-attacks to score against the Germans.
Key line: "For anyone who's on the downside of advantage and relying purely on courage, it's possible."
“We should not be relying on our evangelical and Catholic brethren to do it,” he says.
Republicans were absolutely in the wrong for relying too heavily on the “But everyone I know is voting for Romney!”
Fredrik was by this time fully alive to the error he had made in relying for a moment on the promises of Norby.
The girl, relying more on her own eloquence than on that of Orso, began to speak.
But the rebels were not relying wholly on measures for reducing Sumter in order to secure it.
Apes are not alone in relying on the experience of one of their members.
Yet was he a born politician, crafty to a degree, and always successful, relying upon a popular following which never failed him.
early 14c., "to gather, assemble" (transitive and intransitive), from Old French relier "assemble, put together; fasten, attach, rally, oblige," from Latin religare "fasten, bind fast," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + ligare "to bind" (see ligament). Sense of "depend, trust" is from 1570s, perhaps via notion of "rally to, fall back on." Typically used with on, perhaps by influence of lie (v.2). Related: Relied; relying.