Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being trustful.
- n. The property of being trustful.
- n. the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
“Our trustfulness has been our weakness, and when the vices of civilization were added to our own, we fell heavily.”
“I have never seen a face so lacking in that gracious trustfulness which is at once the pride and the adornment of the normal ticket-collector.”
“The simple, childlike trustfulness of the country people is seen in multiplied ways; yet on the whole I cannot escape the conviction that it is a trustfulness which is shown toward each other as equals.”
“He and his wife were quite taken with what they called my "trustfulness," and adopted me with enthusiasm.”
“There are few figures in the roll of saints so profoundly beautiful and touching as that of St. Francis, because he had in a pre-eminent degree that childlike freshness and trustfulness which is the secret of all charm.”
“Kundera is really telling us that when the state becomes so powerful that trustfulness between human beings is destroyed, then men and women become ruthless towards each other.”
“In their small, untroubled villages, they were famous, but outside, in their secret files, they were the very season of grey that made the passage of depressing hours knock trustfulness from my soul, because my bureau knew, gloomily, they were the next meal for the terrible, moustached steel.”
“The challenge, therefore, is to grow the kind of maturity in believing people that is capable of approaching financial other issues with a particular kind of patience, a particular kind of trustfulness, and a particular kind of willingness to take the right risks.”
“Relaxed vigilance leads to a deceptive trustfulness.”
“The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on to waiting will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise.”
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