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confide
used in David Copperfield

19 uses
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Definition tell with the understanding that what is told will be kept secret
  • 'But I shall confide in you, just the same, Agnes.
    Chapters 19-21 (8% in)
  • — only that I doubted, even at that pass, if Mrs. Crupp were quite the sort of woman to confide in!
    Chapters 22-24 (**% in)
  • We are not going to confide in any such cross people, Jip and I. We mean to bestow our confidence where we like, and to find out our own friends, instead of having them found out for us — don't we, Jip?'
    Chapters 25-27 (68% in)
  • My love was so much in my mind and it was so natural to me to confide in Peggotty, when I found her again by my side of an evening with the old set of industrial implements, busily making the tour of my wardrobe, that I imparted to her, in a sufficiently roundabout way, my great secret.
    Chapters 31-33 (64% in)
  • When Agnes laid her bonnet on the table, and sat down beside her, I could not but think, looking on her mild eyes and her radiant forehead, how natural it seemed to have her there; how trustfully, although she was so young and inexperienced, my aunt confided in her; how strong she was, indeed, in simple love and truth.
    Chapters 34-36 (46% in)
  • She cried at parting, and confided her brother to my friendship as Ham had done.
    Chapters 37-39 (3% in)
  • I confided all to my aunt when I got home; and in spite of all she could say to me, went to bed despairing.
    Chapters 37-39 (43% in)
  • Remember that I confide in simple love and truth at last.
    Chapters 40-42 (71% in)
  • I had confided it to my aunt, but to no one else.
    Chapters 40-42 (92% in)
  • I looked up to him, I can hardly describe how — as a father, as a guide, as one whose praise was different from all other praise, as one in whom I could have trusted and confided, if I had doubted all the world.
    Chapters 43-45 (88% in)
  • 'May I now venture to confide to Mr. T. the purport of my letter?
    Chapters 49-51 (8% in)
  • 'Or, if confiding anything to friends will be more likely to relieve you, you shall impart it to us, Mr. Micawber,' said Traddles, prudently.
    Chapters 49-51 (18% in)
  • I further proposed to interest Mr. Micawber in Mr. Peggotty, by confiding so much of Mr. Peggotty's story to him as I might feel justified in relating, or might think expedient; and to endeavour to bring each of them to bear upon the other, for the common advantage.
    Chapters 52-54 (91% in)
  • I took Mr. Micawber aside that same night, and confided to him the task of standing between Mr. Peggotty and intelligence of the late catastrophe.
    Chapters 55-57 (63% in)
  • She has never confided it to me, but I suspect it.'
    Chapters 58-60 (79% in)
  • A sister to whom I have confided so much, aunt, will not be reluctant to confide in me.'
    Chapters 58-60 (80% in)
  • A sister to whom I have confided so much, aunt, will not be reluctant to confide in me.'
    Chapters 58-60 (80% in)
  • 'So loving, so confiding, and so young!
    Chapters 58-60 (96% in)
  • But you were so much better than I, so necessary to me in every boyish hope and disappointment, that to have you to confide in, and rely upon in everything, became a second nature, supplanting for the time the first and greater one of loving you as I do!'
    Chapters 61-62 (87% in)

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