tentative trust

tentative trust

n. a bank account deposited in the name of the depositor "in trust for" someone else, which is a tentative trust until the death of the depositor since the money can be withdrawn at any time. (See: trust)

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The tentative trust that grows between Essie and Roarke gives The Book of Essie emotional depth, and the questions at its center have a surprising moral weight.
By emphasizing the tentative trust among these seven characters, as opposed to simply stirring up another every-child-for-herself battle royale, "Catching Fire" lays the groundwork for the ambitious next chapter and introduces friends too dear to eliminate.
Where more female characteristics are visible, the subjects feel as if they are growing into this new identity--many are looking out, to an unseen view beyond the frame; in one the girl standing at the sink looks back toward the camera, her tentative trust tinged with mistrust caught in her gaze.
As Alan Strang, the patient, Dave Cameron crafts a convincing performance as he moves from rigidly uncommunicative to tentative trust and then to full revelation.
The tentative trust that helped bring about devolution to Ulster is in danger of evaporating.