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 Meanings and Examples of RELIABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  worthy of being depended on; trustworthy
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  I know from reliable sources that the Dowager Empress is taking a keen interest in the whole affair.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V
2  Prince Andrew, as one closely connected with Speranski and participating in the work of the legislative commission, could give reliable information about that sitting, concerning which various rumors were current.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVI
3  My dear," said Anna Mikhaylovna to her son, "I know from a reliable source that Prince Vasili has sent his son to Moscow to get him married to Julie.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V
4  As soon as Leppich is ready, get together a crew of reliable and intelligent men for his car and send a courier to General Kutuzov to let him know.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII
5  "The news is reliable," said Bolkhovitinov.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XVI
6  Miss Van Osburgh was a large girl with flat surfaces and no high lights: Jack Stepney had once said of her that she was as reliable as roast mutton.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
7  Those books are Beale's and Bennett's; both in their time surgeons to English South-Sea whale-ships, and both exact and reliable men.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  The Sperm Whale blows as a clock ticks, with the same undeviating and reliable uniformity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
9  So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
10  He is a decent, intelligent fellow, distinctly a good, reliable type of workman, and with a headpiece of his own.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
11  He used to wonder at the shallow psychology of those who conceive the ego in man as a thing simple, permanent, reliable, and of one essence.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
12  They both had weak eyes, which I had long attributed to their chronically looking in at keyholes, and they were always at hand when not wanted; indeed that was their only reliable quality besides larceny.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XL
13  I have spoken with this policeman to-night and he appears to me to be a perfectly reliable person.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his lungs had not been very reliable.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In II
15  It seemed that the Jeroboam had not long left home, when upon speaking a whale-ship, her people were reliably apprised of the existence of Moby Dick, and the havoc he had made.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Many leading scientists do not consider that science can give absolutely reliable knowledge.
2  The polls are not a reliable guide of how people will vote.
3  I just want a good reliable car, nothing flashy.
4  He has a well-deserved reputation as a reliable worker.
5  She's proved herself to be a very reliable worker.
6  There are some difficulties with the collection of reliable data.
7  For reliable information about present national boundaries, consult an up-to-date atlas.
8  It's not reliable to judge a man only by his looks.
9  The manager thought he was a reliable person and told him all about the new plan.
10  Use a reliable method of con-traception.
11  This flyby mission could be flown on the reliable Proton booster and could be done quickly.
12  When necessary, instinct is the most reliable resource you can fall back on.
13  I've heard from a reliable source that company is running very badly.
14  In lawless states like Somalia, which lack a strong central government, they're trying to find reliable proxy forces.
15  This conclusion was reached in a roundabout but nevertheless perfectly reliable way.