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entrust
 v.  give over something to another for care, protection, or performance; give as a trust to someone;
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Nevertheless, in the later days of the republic the Romans were wont to entrust this power to a consul instead of to a dictator, using the formula, Videat CONSUL ne quid respublica detrimenti capiat.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
2  Wherefore, a prince should entrust his friends with so much authority only as leaves a certain interval between his position and theirs; that between the two something be still left them to desire.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
3  When Wildeve was gone Mrs. Yeobright stood and considered what would be the best course to adopt with regard to the guineas, which she had not liked to entrust to Wildeve.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
4  Thirdly, he had a son whom it would be a pity to entrust to a chit of a girl.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXIII
5  Among commissions entrusted to him was that of placing in the hands of the Public Trustee several hundred peasants who belonged to a ruined estate.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
6  I don't know how the government could have entrusted him with such an office.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
7  He was continually traveling through the three provinces entrusted to him, was pedantic in the fulfillment of his duties, severe to cruel with his subordinates, and went into everything down to the minutest details himself.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII
8  That same evening Pierre went to the Rostovs' to fulfill the commission entrusted to him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXII
9  Your Minister may perhaps be good as a Minister, but as a general he is not merely bad but execrable, yet to him is entrusted the fate of our whole country.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
10  A young round-faced officer, quite a boy still and evidently only just out of the Cadet College, who was zealously commanding the two guns entrusted to him, addressed Pierre sternly.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXI
11  A young officer of the Horse Guards, Kutuzov's orderly, pleased at the importance of the mission entrusted to him, went to Ermolov's quarters.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IV
12  These sounds made his spirits rise, but at the same time he was afraid that he would be blamed for not having executed sooner the important order entrusted to him.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IV
13  And because in every republic we find the two parties of nobles and commons, the question arises, to which of these two this guardianship can most safely be entrusted.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V.
14  For in such matters only, the people are either never mistaken, or at any rate far seldomer than a small number of persons would be, were the distribution entrusted to them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVII.
15  The third army, which he designed for the protection of the city, and the defence of the gates and Curia, he entrusted to Lucius Quintius.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXX.
Example Sentence:
1  If parents wanted to entrust their child to the best surgeons, they traveled to Bologna's medical school.
2  He didn't look like the sort of man you should entrust your luggage to.
3  He still has the aura of the priest to whom you would entrust your darkest secrets.
4  I entrusted the child to your care.
5  She entrusted her son's education to a private tutor.