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confide
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Definition
to place trust (in someone) by talking about private things or telling secrets
  • "As I tell you, Austin, she doesn't confide in me."
    Chapter 8 (71% in)
  • Catherine had very little to tell, and she had no talent for sketching; but before he went she had confided to him that she had a secret passion for the theatre, which had been but scantily gratified, and a taste for operatic music—that of Bellini and Donizetti, in especial (it must be remembered in extenuation of this primitive young woman that she held these opinions in an age of general darkness)—which she rarely had an occasion to hear, except on the hand-organ.
    Chapter 6 (26% in)
  • Young girls were apt to confide to her their love affairs (which they never did to Mrs. Penniman), and young men to be fond of her without knowing why.
    Chapter 32 (87% in)

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