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  • Olmsted talked it over with his sons and with the newest member of the firm, Henry Sargent Codman—"Harry"—an intensely talented young landscape architect who had quickly become a trusted adviser and confidant.†   (source)
  • A senior adviser and confidant of a Politburo member, CARDINAL often acted as his representative within the Soviet military establishment.†   (source)
  • Well, sure, but I'm more his confidant.†   (source)
  • You are almost my sole confidant in this.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Count was Prince Humperdinck's only confidant.†   (source)
  • Heartfelt confessional letters, as if he were a friend close to her heart, a confidant.†   (source)
  • Siblings, one too close and curious, the other much too far away to serve as confidant.†   (source)
  • Harry Rex was a confidant of both Jake and Willie, and though he loved to spread gossip maliciously, he would never rat out inside information like this.†   (source)
  • This is the way she goes through life as well, feigning ignorance and keeping a discreet distance from all but a few trusted confidants.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They are my friends, partners, and confidants in this project.†   (source)
  • Milkman was a confidant, almost an accomplice.†   (source)
  • While Max had many confidants—his father, Bob, Cooper, even Hannah—it suddenly struck him that David was very much alone.†   (source)
  • In addition to his role as chief handyman, Ti Jean serves as Farmer's main local male confidant.†   (source)
  • But Washington's faith in the gifted Reed, and his need for a confidant, were no less than ever.†   (source)
  • Now, though, her friend and confidant was gone.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Even my own ancestors, who were confidants of the great Samaranth, did not know the secret.†   (source)
  • You are my dearest confidant, my valiant hero, my trusted friend, my future!†   (source)
  • I hear things, piece things together, but except where Medusa's concerned, I'm hardly a consultant, much less a confidant.†   (source)
  • May I ask ....who among you was Morander's closest confidant?†   (source)
  • "I was her consultant, her confidant, and her friend," Sebastian said stiffly and draped the scarf with casual flare over his left shoulder.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They did not become friends or confidants, far from it, but a bond was forged between them.†   (source)
  • Dessie, who had more friends than anyone in the whole valley, had no confidants.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • The figure in the library doorway was Warren Bellamy, a friend and confidant of her brother's.†   (source)
  • I was becoming his confidant—and he wanted me to think the best of him.†   (source)
  • I've been so long out of the political world that I am almost a new man in it," he wrote his college friend and confidant John Page.†   (source)
  • The agent was older than the others, a small man who always dressed impeccably, a logician and former accountant who professed such loyalty that Lin almost made him a confidant, but had pulled himself up short when he was close to revealing things he should not reveal.†   (source)
  • In the cereal aisle or frozen food section, Gabby couldn't seem to avoid him, and he became something of a confidant.†   (source)
  • Prince Humperdinck, his confidant, Count Rugen, his father, aging King Lotharon, and Queen Bella, his evil stepmother.†   (source)
  • Amanda, in turn, thanked Tuck for being her confidant and told him that she'd come to care about him like a father.†   (source)
  • Another confidant, the Connecticut jurist John Trumbull, who had once clerked in Adams's law office, told Adams the southern aristocrats naturally held him in contempt and remained his enemies because he was a New Englander without "advantages from pride and family.†   (source)
  • In fact, this gospel paints Judas as Jesus's confidant— the only one he trusted to make what needed to happen, happen.†   (source)
  • Khattab, a close confidant of Muhammad, conquered Jerusalem in 639 with a small band of Arab cameleers from the Hejaz and Yemen, it was a predominantly Christian city.†   (source)
  • The agent in charge of her detail, six-foot-tall Clint Hill (code name Dazzle), has become her close friend and confidant.†   (source)
  • He hadn't said a word about the Wennerström story either—not even Berger had known—but this time he had two confidants.†   (source)
  • Clearly Reed, his trusted confidant and supposed friend, and Lee, his second-in-command, had both lost faith in him.†   (source)
  • John took the pen in hand and paused to look at his friends, who had become his allies, and confidants, and his family in the short time they had known each other.†   (source)
  • There was a part of me that understood his reaction—imagine how it would feel to know your confidant had betrayed you—but there was another part of me that spent hours trying to figure out why divine forgiveness hadn't kicked in yet.†   (source)
  • Maybe it was the intimate nature of his stories, or maybe her growing loneliness, but over time, Tuck became a sort of confidant to her as well, something Amanda could never have predicted.†   (source)
  • These were two critical undertakings, and in the choice of Reed, his closest confidant, and the very able Mifflin, the Philadelphian who had shown such valor in command of the rear guard at Brooklyn, Washington felt confident he was sending two of the best men he had, and that this would not be lost on any who listened to what they had to say.†   (source)
  • Sadie Burke didn't have any confidant, for she didn't trust anybody.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Anyway, I became ship's confidant.†   (source)
  • See the advantages of a cabman as a confidant.†   (source)
  • "Well," yawned Tom, "I've played confidant a good hour by the clock.†   (source)
  • This gentleman was a confidant of Evgenie's, and had doubtless heard of the carriage episode.†   (source)
  • Valentine, will you permit me to make a confidant of a friend and reveal to him the love I bear you?†   (source)
  • Whatever his sensations might have been, however, the stem old man would have no confidant.†   (source)
  • The artless woman had made a confidant of the boy.†   (source)
  • The very merchants whose droning she found the dullest at the two or three parties which were given to welcome her were the pleasantest confidants of all when they had something to talk about—lemons or cotton voile or floor-oil.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Through her whole life the wife of the unspeakable Cornelius had no other companion, confidant, and friend but her daughter.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Indeed, Hans Castorp's good nature destined him to be the confidant of more than one fellow resident obsessed with some idea and yet sadly unable to find a hearing among the easygoing majority.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately his confidant happened to be a real shoesalesman, with a large curiosity as to what firm Martin represented, and he returned to the day coach with a renewed sense of injury.†   (source)
  • As for the other experiences, the solitary ones, which people go through alone, in their bedrooms, in their offices, walking the fields and the streets of London, he had them; had left home, a mere boy, because of his mother; she lied; because he came down to tea for the fiftieth time with his hands unwashed; because he could see no future for a poet in Stroud; and so, making a confidant of his little sister, had gone to London leaving an absurd note behind him, such as great men have written, and the world has read later when the story of their struggles has become famous.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Welcomed into their group, and made the confidant of their difficulty, Selden learned with amusement that there were several places where one might miss something by not lunching, or forfeit something by lunching; so that eating actually became a minor consideration on the very spot consecrated to its rites.†   (source)
  • He is tolerable as a child; but he never becomes a man, and might be left out of his own biography altogether but for his usefulness as a stage confidant, a Horatio or "Charles his friend" what they call on the stage a feeder.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Worse and more painful still was the thought in connection with all this that, by reason of the illusions which from the first had dominated her in connection with Clyde, she had not been able to make a confidant of her mother or any one else in regard to him.†   (source)
  • I was, as it were, in the secret of its nature and of its intentions—the confidant of a threatening mystery—armed with its power perhaps!†   (source)
  • And Swann, in his heart of hearts, turned to it, spoke to it as to a confidant in the secret of his love, as to a friend of Odette who would assure him that he need pay no attention to this Forcheville.†   (source)
  • The prince's further fate was more or less decided by Colia, who selected, out of all the persons he had met during the last six or seven months, Evgenie Pavlovitch, as friend and confidant.†   (source)
  • He had to have a confidant.†   (source)
  • I gave a cry of surprise, threw up my arms to cover my face, and, rushing to my confidant, the Lascar, entreated him to prevent anyone from coming up to me.†   (source)
  • I know you, with your religious doctrines, think that a married woman in trouble of a kind like mine commits a mortal sin in making a man the confidant of it, as I did you.†   (source)
  • But normally—Can't I be the confidant of the old French plays, the tiring-maid with the mirror and the loyal ears?†   (source)
  • miracle of its apparition, Swann, who was no more able now to see it than if it had belonged to a world of ultra-violet light, who experienced something like the refreshing sense of a metamorphosis in the momentary blindness with which he had been struck as he approached it, Swann felt that it was present, like a protective goddess, a confidant of his love, who, so as to be able to come to him through the crowd, and to draw him aside to speak to him, had disguised herself in this sweeping cloak of sound.†   (source)
  • In his hand he carried a basket; and there was a touch of slovenliness in his attire, together with that indefinable something in his whole appearance which suggested one who was his own housekeeper, purveyor, confidant, and friend, through possessing nobody else at all in the world to act in those capacities for him.†   (source)
  • It seems he had been used to make a confidant of her all along—and that she on her part could and did give him a lot of useful hints as to Patusan affairs there is no doubt.†   (source)
  • The voice of the other interlocutor Carol did not catch, nor, though Mrs. Bogart was proclaiming that he was her confidant and present assistant, did she catch the voice of Mrs. Bogart's God.†   (source)
  • 'That accomplished diplomatist and confidant of the Rajah, on leaving the fort to go back to his master, took into his boat Cornelius, whom he found slinking mutely amongst the people in the courtyard.†   (source)
  • Alas, it was in vain that I implored the dungeon-keep of Roussainville, that I begged it to send out to meet me some daughter of its village, appealing to it as to the sole confidant to whom I had disclosed my earliest desire when, from the top floor of our house at Combray, from the little room that smelt of orris-root, I had peered out and seen nothing but its tower, framed in the square of the half-opened window, while, with the heroic scruples of a traveller setting forth for unknown climes, or of a desperate wretc†   (source)
  • there in circulation it would make less frequent the chokings and other pains to which she was liable; besides, in the life of complete inertia which she led she attached to the least of her sensations an extraordinary importance, endowed them with a Protean ubiquity which made it difficult for her to keep them secret, and, failing a confidant to whom she might communicate them, she used to promulgate them to herself in an unceasing monologue which was her sole form of activity.†   (source)
  • He had intended to go right on his way from the Hall Farm, but now the impulse which had frequently visited him before—to go to Mr. Irwine, and make a confidant of him—recurred with the new force which belongs to a last opportunity.†   (source)
  • Her cousin of course was a possible confidant; but she would have had to do herself violence to air this special secret to Ralph.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • Who makes you their confidant?†   (source)
  • Make a confidant of Pathfinder at once; he may be of service in detecting any villainy that may be stirring.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Beforehand Mrs. Bulstrode had thought that she would sooner question Mrs. Plymdale than any one else; but she found to her surprise that an old friend is not always the person whom it is easiest to make a confidant of: there was the barrier of remembered communication under other circumstances—there was the dislike of being pitied and informed by one who had been long wont to allow her the superiority.†   (source)
  • Impossible; you are his confidant!†   (source)
  • Mahtoree was not long in communicating his plans to his confidants, whom he as quickly dismissed to join their fellows in the rear.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • So reasoned Edmund, till his father made him the confidant of a scheme which placed Fanny's chance of seeing the second lieutenant of H.M.S. Thrush in all his glory in another light.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Meg was Amy's confidant and monitor, and by some strange attraction of opposites Jo was gentle Beth's.†   (source)
  • It was not her own triumph, however, that she found good; it was simply the relief of confessing to this confidant, the first person to whom she had owned it, that she was not in the least at her ease.†   (source)
  • I was his confidant.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Know, that in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant of your acquaintances' secrets: people will instinctively find out, as I have done, that it is not your forte to tell of yourself, but to listen while others talk of themselves; they will feel, too, that you listen with no malevolent scorn of their indiscretion, but with a kind of innate sympathy; not the less comforting and encouraging because it is very unobtrusive in its manifestations.†   (source)
  • Fanny was the only one of the party who found anything to dislike; but since the day at Sotherton, she could never see Mr. Crawford with either sister without observation, and seldom without wonder or censure; and had her confidence in her own judgment been equal to her exercise of it in every other respect, had she been sure that she was seeing clearly, and judging candidly, she would probably have made some important communications to her usual confidant.†   (source)
  • He wrote to Arakcheev, the Emperor's confidant: "It must be as my sovereign pleases, but I cannot work with the Minister (meaning Barclay).†   (source)
  • "But you will not make me your confidant, Maximilian?" said the count, in a tone which showed how gladly he would have been admitted to the secret.†   (source)
  • Anne of Austria, deprived of the confidence of her husband, pursued by the hatred of the cardinal, who could not pardon her for having repulsed a more tender feeling, having before her eyes the example of the queen-mother whom that hatred had tormented all her life—though Marie de Medicis, if the memoirs of the time are to be believed, had begun by according to the cardinal that sentiment which Anne of Austria always refused him—Anne of Austria had seen her most devoted servants fall around her, her most intimate confidants, her dearest favorites.†   (source)
  • his patient's, that this last shall unawares have spoken what he imagines himself only to have thought; if such revelations be received without tumult, and acknowledged not so often by an uttered sympathy as by silence, an inarticulate breath, and here and there a word to indicate that all is understood; if to these qualifications of a confidant be joined the advantages afforded by his recognised character as a physician;—then, at some inevitable moment, will the soul of the sufferer be dissolved, and flow forth in a dark but transparent stream, bringing all its mysteries into the daylight.†   (source)
  • "Well, I've left two stories with a newspaperman, and he's to give his answer next week," whispered Jo, in her confidant's ear.†   (source)
  • It is so indeed; Mademoiselle Eugenie scarcely answers me, and Mademoiselle d'Armilly, her confidant, does not speak to me at all.†   (source)
  • Instead of being sent for out of the room, and seeing him first, and having to spread the happy news through the house, Sir Thomas, with a very reasonable dependence, perhaps, on the nerves of his wife and children, had sought no confidant but the butler, and had been following him almost instantaneously into the drawing-room.†   (source)
  • Mother is always ready to be your confidant, Father to be your friend, and both of us hope and trust that our daughters, whether married or single, will be the pride and comfort of our lives.†   (source)
  • I will not make a confidant of him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We cant be sure it will be permanint but we are confidant that soon your going to be a very intellijent young man.†   (source)
  • planet's, chain'd and chafing in those breakers,
    By lengthen'd swell, and spasm, and panting breath,
    And rhythmic rasping of thy sands and waves,
    And serpent hiss, and savage peals of laughter,
    And undertones of distant lion roar,
    (Sounding, appealing to the sky's deaf ear—but now, rapport for once,
    A phantom in the night thy confidant for once,)
    The first and last confession of the globe,
    Outsurging, muttering from thy soul's abysms,
    The tale of cosmic elemental passion,
    Thou tellest to a kindred soul.†   (source)
  • He's the sole confidant of all his secrets And the sole director of all his projects.†   (source)
  • He waited for me in the coach in a back-lane, which he knew I must pass by, and had directed the coachman whither to go, which was to a certain place, called Mile End, where lived a confidant of his, where we went in, and where was all the convenience in the world to be as wicked as we pleased.†   (source)
  • a thing I knew not how to open to him, and yet having nobody to disclose any part of it to, the burthen was too heavy for my mind; for let them say what they please of our sex not being able to keep a secret, my life is a plain conviction to me of the contrary; but be it our sex, or the man's sex, a secret of moment should always have a confidant, a bosom friend, to whom we may communicate the joy of it, or the grief of it, be it which it will, or it will be a double weight upon the spirits, and perhaps become even insupportable in itself; and this I appeal to all human testimony for the truth of.†   (source)
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