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The following month he warned again about the economic damage that reliance on wind power would do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a reliance on public sector and manufacturing jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its heavy reliance on national oil companies has long been seen as a strength. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But they could help to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We should place more reliance on our ancient but still wise common law. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In particular it did not remove the reliance on nuclear weapons. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)We should place less reliance on references. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Japanese policymakers placed excessive reliance on consensus. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Manufacturers said that an increased reliance on imports of liquefied natural gas would result in more volatile prices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But at the very least no first use offered a somewhat less cataclysmic end point than nuclear reliance. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)The second familiar objection to attempts at reducing nuclear reliance is the possibility of an adverse impact on deterrence. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)It would also be helpful to reduce the country 's reliance on foreign capital inflows. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are keen to reduce their heavy historic reliance on gas imports piped in from Russia. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Quite apart from its environmental advantages, a robust domestic gas industry would reduce reliance on imports. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Instead of making us toothless and fat, sugar could be used to reduce our oil reliance. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)For an economy that is trying to reduce its reliance on exports, this is not good news. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Although by no means a magic wand, both could be addressed by increased reliance on electric vehicles and nuclear power generation combined. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sadly, it also reminds us how repetitive a lot of their humour could be and of their heavy reliance on some pretty crude slapstick. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some experts have queried the MoD's reliance on another country for such a sensitive capability. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The home care sector 's reliance on low-paid workers has long been a problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Supporting this assertion, she distinguishes very sharply between trust and other concepts such as confidence, reliance and belief. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
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Translations for 'reliance'
British English: reliance NOUN
A person's or thing's reliance on something is the fact that they need it and often cannot live or work without it.
...the country's increasing reliance on foreign aid.
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