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confide
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to place trust (in someone) by talking about private things or telling secrets
  • I hope to find good reason for confiding the new hospital to his management.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (76% in)
  • "I shall rejoice to furnish your zeal with fuller opportunities," Mr. Bulstrode answered; "I mean, by confiding to you the superintendence of my new hospital, should a maturer knowledge favor that issue, for I am determined that so great an object shall not be shackled by our two physicians.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (2% in)
  • They had nearly the same preferences in silks, patterns for underclothing, china-ware, and clergymen; they confided their little troubles of health and household management to each other, and various little points of superiority on Mrs. Bulstrode's side, namely, more decided seriousness, more admiration for mind, and a house outside the town, sometimes served to give color to their conversation without dividing them—well-meaning women both, knowing very little of their own motives.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (72% in)
  • It was certainly not her plainness that attracted them (and let all plain young ladies be warned against the dangerous encouragement given them by Society to confide in their want of beauty).
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (82% in)
  • You cannot then confide in the nature of my wishes?
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (47% in)
  • He had meant to confide in Lydgate, and discuss the money question with him, and he had meant to amuse himself for the few evenings of his stay by having a great deal of music and badinage with fair Rosamond, without neglecting his friends at Lowick Parsonage:—if the Parsonage was close to the Manor, that was no fault of his.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (71% in)

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