from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
- n. A woman character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
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- n. a female confidant
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female confidant.
- n. The name given by the English designer Hepplewhite to a species of sofa, similar to an ordinary stuffed couch, with additional seats at the ends, all made in one.
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- n. a female confidant
Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, said that with a close Putin confidante now starting a five year term as Moscow's mayor, it is clear where power really lies in Russia today.
Kenneth M. Duberstein, the former Reagan chief of staff and McCain confidante who made an 11th-hour endorsement of Mr. Obama.
Jackson, his chief of staff and confidante, is revered as someone who can deliver him news that he won't hear from anyone else.
Trevor removed fiscal authority from Mulla Shakur who served as Shuja's main confidante while pensioning in Ludiana.
At this present their go-between and confidante is a slave-girl who hath till now kept their counsel, but I fear lest haply anxiety get the better of her and she discover their secret to some one and the matter, being bruited abroad, might bring me to great grief and prove the cause of my ruin; for I have no excuse to offer my accusers.
The reflections and soliloquies of Artamène recur; but a not unimportant, although subordinate, new character appears -- not as the first example, but as the foremost representative, in the novel, of the great figure of the "confidante" -- in Martésie, Mandane's chief maid of honour.
My confidante was my former business partner Adam.
But that was to name confidante James Baker Secretary of State just days after the election.
So Johnny calls his confidante, Darlene Ryder (she lives down in Georgia, which keeps her conveniently offstage), and she declares that he needs her help.
The confidante was his sister Julia, to whom the young hereditary enemy became a synonym for whatever is lovely and of good report.
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