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confide
used in In Cold Blood

8 uses
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Definition
to place trust (in someone) by talking about private things or telling secrets
  • Kenyon and Mr. Clutter had gone to Garden City; Gerald Van Vleet had left for the day; and the housekeeper, the blessed Mrs. Helm to whom she could confide anything, did not come to work on Saturdays.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (36% in)
  • Normally, Nancy would willingly have taught Jolene to prepare an entire turkey dinner; she felt it her duty to be available when younger girls came to her wanting help with their cooking, their sewing, or their music lessons-or, as often happened, to confide.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (21% in)
  • He had glanced through it, no more than that, and now he settled down to an earnest reading of the day-by-day entries, which began on her thirteenth birthday and ended some two months short of her seventeenth; the unsensational confidings of an intelligent child who adored animals, who liked to read, cook, sew, dance, ride horseback-a popular, pretty, virginal girl who thought it "fun to flirt" but was nevertheless "only really and truly in love with Bobby."
    2 — Persons Unknown (9% in)
  • There were those Dick claimed to love: three sons, a mother, a father, a brother-persons he hadn't dared confide his plans to, or bid goodbye, though he never expected to see them again-not in this life.
    2 — Persons Unknown (38% in)
  • Presently, tortured by a need to "tell somebody," he confided in another prisoner.
    3 — Answer (4% in)
  • Once her anguish had subsided, Mrs. Hickock expressed a need to confide.
    4 — The Corner (39% in)
  • He feels he has great need of friendship and understanding, but he is reluctant to confide in others, and when he does, expects to be misunderstood or even betrayed.
    4 — The Corner (50% in)
  • "My hair is coming out by the handfuls," he confided in yet another letter to his mother.
    4 — The Corner (77% in)

There are no more uses of "confide" in In Cold Blood.

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