Ferrars, and the kind of confidant
of himself, talked to her a great deal of the parsonage at Delaford, described its deficiencies, and told her what he meant to do himself towards removing them.
Know, that in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant
of your acquaintances' secrets: people will instinctively find out, as I have done, that it is not your forte to tell of yourself, but to listen while others talk of themselves; they will feel, too, that you listen with no malevolent scorn of their indiscretion, but with a kind of innate sympathy; not the less comforting and encouraging because it is very unobtrusive in its manifestations.
Here of course was the very heaven-sent confidant
for such an enterprise as mine.
Jefferson Smilash (a step upon which she resolved the day after the storm), her imagination invested the pleasing emotion with a sacredness which, to her, set it far apart and distinct from the frivolous fancies of which Henry and Augustus had been the subject, and she the confidant
He was a great confidant
of Long John Silver, and so the mention of his name leads me on to speak of our ship's cook, Barbecue, as the men called him.
A born confidant
to all the little intrigues of the work-rooms, the chevalier never passed the door, which usually stood open, without giving something to his little ducks,--chocolate, bonbons, ribbons, laces, gilt crosses, and such like trifles adored by grisettes; consequently, the kind old gentleman was adored in return.
Fix made up his mind that, if worst came to worst, he would make a confidant
of Passepartout, and tell him what kind of a fellow his master really was.
Valentine, will you permit me to make a confidant
of a friend and reveal to him the love I bear you?
He was afraid to make an open declaration of his concern, because he dreaded to place some unscrupulous confidant
upon the high plane of the unconfessed from which elevation he could be derided.
I never meddle in intrigues, and if I occasionally become a confidant
of the intrigues of others I am sure your eminence will approve of my keeping them secret.
The gay trifling of Miss Osgood aided greatly both in cooling his spleen and removing his melancholy, till in the course of a month he even proceeded so far as to make her the confidant
of what she already knew, though only by conjecture and inference.
Irwine, and make a confidant
of him--recurred with the new force which belongs to a last opportunity.