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Trust, subst. 1) confidence, reliance; actively or subjectively: “Priam's t. false Sinon's tears doth flatter,” Lucr. 1560. “love's best habit is in seeming t.” Sonn. 138, 11. “serve always with assured t.” Pilgr. 329. “my t., like a good parent, did beget of him a falsehood,” Tp. I, 2, 93 (Johnson finds here an allusion to the proverb: heroum filii noxae). Tp. I, 2, 93 “wilt thou make a t. a transgression?” Ado II, 1, 232. “give me t., the count he is my husband,” All's III, 7, 8. “wrangle with my reason that persuades me to any other t. but that I am mad,” Tw. IV, 3, 15 (nearly == opinion, belief). “grafted in my serious t.” Wint. I, 2, 246. “honesty, and t., his sworn brother,” IV, 4, 607. H4A V, 1, 11. V, 5, 5. H4B I, 3, 100. H8 III, 1, 89. Mcb. I, 4, 14. Hml. III, 2, 228. Lr. II, 1, 71 “(reposal of any t. in thee).” Cymb. I, 6, 25. Cymb. I, 6, 25 “to have t. in:” H6B IV, 4, 59. Cymb. I, 4, 165. “to lay t. on:” H4A IV, 1, 34. Lr. III, 5, 25.
2) passively or objectively, the state of being confided in, of being relied on: “so I, for fear of t., forget to say the perfect ceremony of love's rite,” Sonn. 23, 5 (doubting of being trusted). “on my t.” Meas. V, 147 (== upon my faith). I no question make to have it (money) “of my t.” Merch. I, 1, 185 (== on credit). “you never had a servant to whose t. your business was more welcome,” All's IV, 4, 15 (who was more glad to be trusted with it). “thou shalt have charge and sovereign t.” H4A III, 2, 161. “what is the t. or strength of foolish man?” H6A III, 2, 112 (how far can he be trusted?). “his minority is put unto the t. of Richard Gloster,” R3 I, 3, 12. “there's no t., no faith, no honesty in men,” Rom. III, 2, 85. “the t., the office, I do hold of you,” Oth. I, 3, 118. “have entertainment, but no honourable t.” Ant. IV, 6, 18. to put in t. == to trust with important business: Lr. I, 4, 15. Oth. II, 3, 131. “this was his gentleman in t.” H8 I, 2, 125 (his confident). of t. == reliable: “in sure wards of t.” Sonn. 48, 4. “their men of t.” Cor. I, 6, 52. “their bands i'the vaward are the Antiates, of their best t.” Cor. I, 6, 52 “natures of such deep t. we shall much need,” Lr. II, 1, 117. “a man he is of honesty and t.” Oth. I, 3, 285. “O slave, of no more t. than love that's hired,” Ant. V, 2, 154.
Abstr. pro concr., == one confided in and relied on: “by me, their tribune and their t.” Tit. I, 181. “you, his false hopes, the t. of England's honour,” H6A IV, 4, 20.
3) a state of being confided to another's care and guard: “he's here in double t.” Mcb. I, 7, 12. “his sealed commission left in t. with me,” Per. I, 3, 13.
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