Writing Assignment Two:
The America Play, Act II
by Suzan-Lori Summers
1. Confidence – appears on pages 176, 177, 178, 179, 198
The mental attitude of trusting in or relying on a person or thing; firm trust, reliance, faith. Const.
The feeling sure or certain
a fact or issue; assurance, certitude; assured expectation.
in, on, upon confidence
of, that, to do
Assurance, boldness, fearlessness, arising from reliance (on oneself, on circumstances, on
divine support, etc.).
to have c. to do
In a bad sense: Assurance based on insufficient or improper grounds; excess of assurance,
overboldness, hardihood, presumption, impudence.
As an appellation: = Confident one.
An object or ground of trust; ‘that which gives confidence, boldness, or security’ (J.).