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It all seemed very noble—and frustrating to those involved—until Mark came across an exchange between Mr. Spilker and Ladena Lichliter, who seemed to be his closest confidant, that sent an icy chill along his arms.
James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  someone trusted with private matters
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confidant confidants
Strongly Associated with:   confide
Sometimes confused with the more common word, confident.
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  • It all seemed very noble—and frustrating to those involved—until Mark came across an exchange between Mr. Spilker and Ladena Lichliter, who seemed to be his closest confidant, that sent an icy chill along his arms.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • In the cereal aisle or frozen food section, Gabby couldn’t seem to avoid him, and he became something of a confidant.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • There was no indication of anybody else being inside, no sight of the girls or the house servant or Captain Ono, who besides being the head physician was also something of a confidant to the commander, his personal surgeon and counsel.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The Count was Prince Humperdinck’s only confidant.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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  • You are almost my sole confidant in this.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • How could I do otherwise, in the presence of this electrifying, commanding character, part magic entertainer, part big brother, confidant and guru, who had so generously reached out to me in my isolation?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I eat breakfast with my mother and Prim and head out in search of a confidant.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • See the advantages of a cabman as a confidant.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Valentine, will you permit me to make a confidant of a friend and reveal to him the love I bear you?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Milkman was a confidant, almost an accomplice.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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  • Pierre was one of those people who, in spite of an appearance of what is called weak character, do not seek a confidant in their troubles.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Fix made up his mind that, if worst came to worst, he would make a confidant of Passepartout, and tell him what kind of a fellow his master really was.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • There can be no question that Stapleton had a confidant, though it is unlikely that he ever placed himself in his power by sharing all his plans with him.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Siblings, one too close and curious, the other much too far away to serve as confidant.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • "And what of him?" cried Roger Chillingworth, eagerly, as if he loved the topic, and were glad of an opportunity to discuss it with the only person of whom he could make a confidant.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Not only was he the senior cardinal, but he had also been a confidant of the late Pope, a fact that elevated his esteem.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • My confidant was told all this by a Jew who escaped.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • People who never had known what it was to enter the gate of the Mayor’s yard unless it were to do some menial job now paraded in and out as his confidants.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • He was a great confidant of Long John Silver, and so the mention of his name leads me on to speak of our ship’s cook, Barbecue, as the men called him.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • He had to be his confidant, and to date, all he’d done was string the kid along, just like everyone else in his life.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Who makes you their confidant?
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Meg was Amy’s confidant and monitor, and by some strange attraction of opposites Jo was gentle Beth’s.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Dessie, who had more friends than anyone in the whole valley, had no confidants.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • He was afraid to make an open declaration of his concern, because he dreaded to place some unscrupulous confidant upon the high plane of the unconfessed from which elevation he could be derided.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • In XIX Penelope tells her interesting new confidant of a sudden decision: next day her suitors will be challenged to perform an old feat of her husband’s, and she will be the prize.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • They are my friends, partners, and confidants in this project.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The figure in the library doorway was Warren Bellamy, a friend and confidant of her brother’s.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I was his confidant.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Strange that I should choose you for the confidant of all this, young lady; passing strange that you should listen to me quietly, as if it were the most usual thing in the world for a man like me to tell stories of his opera-mistresses to a quaint, inexperienced girl like you!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • All three had a resident genius of the family, half-way between a tutor and a confidant, who affected the characters of the children in each.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Whatever his sensations might have been, however, the stem old man would have no confidant.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Not without a sort of joy indeed he might have appreciated the brave opinion of him implied in his Captain’s making such a confidant of him.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Sadie Burke didn’t have any confidant, for she didn’t trust anybody.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Brigadier General Bashir Baz, a close confidant of Musharraf’s, had pioneered helicopter sling drops of men and material on the Siachen Glacier’s ridgetop fighting posts, the world’s highest battleground.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And the prisoner chose him for his confidant (we have his own word for it) and he frightened him into consenting at last to act as a spy for him.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • A senior adviser and confidant of a Politburo member, CARDINAL often acted as his representative within the Soviet military establishment.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In the door opening on the Rue de Babylone, there was a box destined for the reception of letters and papers; only, as the three inhabitants of the pavilion in the Rue Plumet received neither papers nor letters, the entire usefulness of that box, formerly the go-between of a love affair, and the confidant of a love-lorn lawyer, was now limited to the tax-collector’s notices, and the summons of the guard.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • If there were any person in the world to choose as a confidant, this composer would be the one, for he must have suffered, and throbbed, and yearned.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • As the villain folded his arms tight together, and muttered curses on himself in the impotence of baffled malice, Mr. Brownlow turned to the terrified group beside him, and explained that the Jew, who had been his old accomplice and confidant, had a large reward for keeping Oliver ensnared: of which some part was to be given up, in the event of his being rescued: and that a dispute on this head had led to their visit to the country house for the purpose of identifying him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • In addition to his role as chief handyman, Ti Jean serves as Farmer’s main local male confidant.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I made a confidant of an acquaintance in the consular office at Hankow, and thus the necessary passport and so on were made out without the fuss there might otherwise have been.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Impossible; you are his confidant!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I was becoming his confidant—and he wanted me to think the best of him.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Florentino Ariza’s godfather, an old homeopathic practitioner who had been Transito Ariza’s confidant ever since her days as a secret mistress, was also alarmed at first by the patient’s condition, because he had the weak pulse, the hoarse breathing, and the pale perspiration of a dying man.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • A few days more, and, disgusted with her latest confidant, she would again be ’as thick as thieves’ with the traitor, while, before the next performance, the two would once more have changed their parts.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • At the same time, unless she had some confidant in whom she could truly trust, all her troublesome doubts in regard to herself and Clyde must remain a secret.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I hear things, piece things together, but except where Medusa’s concerned, I’m hardly a consultant, much less a confidant.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Her cousin of course was a possible confidant; but she would have had to do herself violence to air this special secret to Ralph.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Much that’s nameless to many people through disgust or shame he didn’t mind naming to himself or to a full confidant (or pretty nearly so) like me, and caught, used, and worked all feelings freely.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Of Edward, or at least of some of his concerns, she now received intelligence from Colonel Brandon, who had been into Dorsetshire lately; and who, treating her at once as the disinterested friend of Mr. Ferrars, and the kind of confidant of himself, talked to her a great deal of the parsonage at Delaford, described its deficiencies, and told her what he meant to do himself towards removing them.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
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