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  • adv. In a confiding manner; in a matter that confides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a confiding manner; trustfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with trust; in a trusting manner


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  • The last time we made love, as I draped my arm around her, settled my fingers on her hip, she spoke confidingly of her children, especially the two that weren't speaking to her.

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  • I won't stay out too late, went on Suraiya, confidingly.

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  • "You know what, I don't want a straw," she says, before adding confidingly, "Let's pick another battle."

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  • Drawing a breath, she turned confidingly to Lady Hester.


  • Isabelle and Alec think I talk too much, he said, confidingly.

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  • I tried out for the part of Emmeline originally, she says confidingly.

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  • His height impresses; his belly, which should in justice belong to a more sedentary man, is merely another princely aspect of his being, and on it, confidingly, he often rests a large, white, beringed hand.

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  • "You know, " she said confidingly, expertly unlocking the case, 'lots of women are gifting themselves with diamonds for their right hand.

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  • “Now, my dear Miss Summerson, and my dear Mr. Richard,” said Mr. Skimpole gaily, innocently, and confidingly as he looked at his drawing with his head on one side,

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  • He told Ada, in his most ingenuous way, that he had not come to make any secret inroad on the terms she had accepted (rather too implicitly and confidingly, he thought) from Mr. Jarndyce, that he had come openly to see her and to see me and to justify himself for the present terms on which he stood with Mr. Jarndyce.

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