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reliance on (someone or something)

A total dependence on someone or something, especially to a detrimental or hindering degree. The writer's reliance on cliché started becoming painfully obvious after his second book. The countess's reliance on her assistants grew even greater after she had her fall.
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reliance on someone or something

trust and dependence on someone or something. John's reliance on his family is holding him back. Reliance on sleeping pills is dangerous.
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Reliance Retail Limited (RRL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), and today operates 3,751 retail stores across 750 cities.
Reliance Digital Xpress Mini, with crossing the 800 mark has become the largest chain with maximum number of stores for mobile phones.
The funds will come to Reliance Communications in a month or two after the deal is announced.
Reliance Industries Ltd -- 36 shares of ` 10 each .
Combining operations will cut costs, Reliance said in a statement, adding the move would boost earnings from year one -- at a time when world crude oil prices have slumped 71 per cent since hitting a record high last July.
George Baker, interim chief executive officer of Reliance Insurance, also has resigned, said JoelWeiden, a spokes man for Reliance.
Lee's reliance on the firm's work was therefore the same as if ML-Lee itself had relied on it.
6664-4(b)(1) states that reliance on professional advice constitutes RCGF if, under all the circumstances, it was reasonable and the taxpayer acted in good faith.
MEC India has received the media agency mandate for Reliance Capital - which includes Reliance General Insurance, Reliance Life Insurance, Reliance Mutual Fund and Reliance Commercial Finance- Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Power and Reliance Energy.
Among the varied formats of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)'s retail segment, Reliance Mart will house its brands and act as a one stop solution for consumers with its wide range of goods.
In a statement, Reliance said it was unable to reach an agreement that Reliance believed would be fair to its equity and debt holders and one that would "recognize the intrinsic value of the company.
In addition, the IRM also recognize that reliance on a competent adviser may be reasonable cause:
25 -- Reliance Digital, a multi-brand electronics retail chain from the house of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is set to launch four new Reliance Digital stores on 28th of September 2011.
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