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  • n. Plural form of confidant.


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  • I think a trusted circle of confidants is better than a critique group, hands down. on 12 Jun 2007 at 2: 41 pm Therese Walsh

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  • And the so-called confidants cited in the story simply weren't close to him.

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  • Though in all essential matters the views and proposals of myself and of those more particularly in my confidence were always carried out (so that if in what I have written I had, for brevity's sake, said 'I arranged,' 'I designed,' it would have been essentially correct), yet this was due entirely to the fact that my confidants were the intellectual leaders of the colony, and the others voluntarily subordinated themselves to them.

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  • But the idea that Stalin was behind it all swirled and swirled from mouth to ear, into exiled socialist commentary, on to the pages of defectors 'and so-called confidants' tell-all memoirs, until it reached scholarly dictum through its reproduction ad nauseum by historians.

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  • A leader who has lost the respect of his subordinates and his confidants is a leader no more.

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  • NY Times credits two "confidants;" says "that her camp believes they have a done deal." US Politics

  • The paper quotes two "confidants" as saying Mrs Clinton has decided to quit her Senate position for the job.

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  • In effect, it compares people with identical backgrounds, identical records of church attendance, and identical overall numbers of friends and confidants.

    American Grace

  • Surrounded by a group of confidants, Richard III utilized them systematically to remove every obstacle in his way to become a king.

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  • Then again, suspects can't really be ruled out even if they include trusted confidants, relatives, romantic entanglements, or acquaintances.

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