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confidant
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Definition someone trusted with private matters
  • They are my friends, partners, and confidants in this project.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • In addition to his role as chief handyman, Ti Jean serves as Farmer's main local male confidant.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • My confidant was told all this by a Jew who escaped.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • 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
  • Mahtoree was not long in communicating his plans to his confidants, whom he as quickly dismissed to join their fellows in the rear.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • 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
  • Impossible; you are his confidant!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • 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
  • Milkman was a confidant, almost an accomplice.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • 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
  • You are almost my sole confidant in this.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • "Well," yawned Tom, "I've played confidant a good hour by the clock.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Siblings, one too close and curious, the other much too far away to serve as confidant.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Sadie Burke didn't have any confidant, for she didn't trust anybody.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • Even my own ancestors, who were confidants of the great Samaranth, did not know the secret.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Dessie, who had more friends than anyone in the whole valley, had no confidants.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Through her whole life the wife of the unspeakable Cornelius had no other companion, confidant, and friend but her daughter.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • 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
  • 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
  • Scott figures this guy is going to waltz off with this thing for dealer invoice, being a friend and confidant of Mr. Norman.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash

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