Examples of confidante in a Sentence
She was her closest friend and confidante.
only her closest confidantes know what she's going through
Recent Examples of confidante from the Web
Now Durst is set to go on trial again — this time for the alleged murder of his confidante, Susan Berman, in 2000.
The governor’s office has also heard — and rejected — reports that Malloy would work for former White House aide Valerie Jarrett, a confidante of President Barack Obama who is interested in criminal justice reforms like Malloy.
The wealthy military contractor has maintained ties to Trump officials and contributed $250,000 to Trump's campaign, the national party and a pro-Trump super PAC led by Rebekah Mercer, a top Republican donor and confidante of Bannon.
Hazzan Jeremy Stein, the congregation's cantor, will sing the role of Jonathan, the biblical David's friend and confidante.
Weah and Boakai held them, as did Alexander Cummings – a former Coca-Cola executive and rapidly rising political star – and Charles Brumskine, a lawyer and former president pro tempore of the Liberian Senate who was once a close Taylor confidante.
The conversation among some of the president’s longtime confidantes, along with the character of some of the leaks emerging from the White House has shifted.
And her sister Tony later married Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, one of JFK’s closest confidantes, further cementing their friendship.
Among those pressing for full release is sometime Trump confidante and conspiracy theorist Roger Stone, who wrote a book in 2013 pointing the finger at Lyndon Baines Johnson, the Texas Democrat who replaced JFK in the White House.
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Is it confident or confidant? (Or is it confidante?)
If you find yourself unsure whether you should choose confident or confidant don’t feel bad; confidant comes to English from the French word confident, and when the word first entered our language it was often spelled that way, rather than as confidant. The difference is quite simple: confidant is a noun (meaning "a person in whom you confide things"), and confident is an adjective (defined as “having confidence”). You may well be confident in your confidant, but you would not be confidant in your confident. Although this distinction has not always been observed by writers, confidante is generally used for a female confidant. The word confidant is more frequently used to describe a man, but it may be applied to either gender.
Origin and Etymology of confidante
First Known Use: 1662See Words from the same year
Synonymsalter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, compadre, comrade, confidant, friend, crony, familiar, intimate, mate [chiefly British], musketeer, pal
Related Wordsacquaintance; associate, cohort, colleague, companion, fellow, hearty, hobnobber, partner, peer, sport; blood brother, brother, main man, sister; abettor (also abetter), accomplice, ally, collaborator, confederate; pen pal; benefactor, supporter, sympathizer, well-wisher; friendly
Near Antonymsadversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesis
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