There is nothing sacred from reverence, and love's lovers have a right to regard themselves as the confidants
of lovers, whenever they may chance to surprise either them or their letters.
Anne of Austria, deprived of the confidence of her husband, pursued by the hatred of the cardinal, who could not pardon her for having repulsed a more tender feeling, having before her eyes the example of the queen-mother whom that hatred had tormented all her life--though Marie de Medicis, if the memoirs of the time are to be believed, had begun by according to the cardinal that sentiment which Anne of Austria always refused him--Anne of Austria had seen her most devoted servants fall around her, her most intimate confidants
, her dearest favorites.
To her friend and confidants
no word save of pride and love for her husband had ever passed her lips, yet now as she watched her daughter she was conscious of a wild, passionate wish that her fate at least might be a different one.
Well then; he was mixed up in the affairs of La Vendee, and he was one of the confidants
of the late King.
Mahtoree was not long in communicating his plans to his confidants
, whom he as quickly dismissed to join their fellows in the rear.
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.
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.
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.