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Word: confidence

Definition: self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident


Sentences Containing 'confidence'

said the passenger, in a tone of quiet business confidence.
That, he called with confidence on the jury to come and do likewise.
``The prisoner was as open in his confidence with me which arose out of my helpless situation as he was kind, and good, and useful to my father.
Indeed, it is this doubt and the uneasiness it sometimes causes me that has led me to our present confidence.''
``Is it the immediate object of this confidence, that you may at once ascertain that, with my knowledge?''
Relieved as his mind reverted to that, he answered:``Your confidence in me ought to be returned with full confidence on my part.
``I wish it, that I may the better deserve your confidence, and have no secret from you.''
There was a murmur of confidence and approval, and then the man who hungered, asked:``Is this rustic to be sent back soon?
the spy repeated; with not quite so much confidence, or quite so easy a smile under the stare.
It was not for his friend to abate that confidence.
There is such an uneasiness in Paris, that we have actually a run of confidence upon us!
Could you favor me, in confidence, with some minutes of your company at the office of Tellson's Bank, for instance?''
`Monsieur,'said I,`in my profession, the communications of patients are always received in confidence.'
Her inducement to come to me, relying on my confidence, had been the hope that I could tell her the name and place of abode.
Respect, esteem, and confidence had vanished for ever; and all his views of domestic happiness were overthrown.
Poor Kitty has anger for having concealed their attachment; but as it was a matter of confidence, one can not wonder.
You shouldn't have allowed me or anybody else to shake your confidence in that knowledge.
They have started in here with big confidence, and the best intentions in the world; but they are going to get left.
I vividly remember the first time he took me into his confidence.
``Listen,''continued Villefort;``you can now have confidence in me after what I have done.''
``Do not mention reports, duke, to me, for I know now what confidence to place in them.
Formerly his paper, at any date, was taken with confidence, and was even in request.
Franz looked at Albert as though he had not much confidence in the suggestions of his imagination.
continued the count in French,``it is necessary to excite this man's confidence.''
``I said a million,''replied Danglars, with the confidence of ignorance.
``Come, come,''said Monte Cristo,``confess honestly that you have not perfect confidence in Thomson&French.
And you have, I am sure, the fullest confidence in my honor.
Never, till then, had I placed any confidence in presentiments, but now I can not help believing them, Valentine.
``Is there one of my brethren in whom you have equal confidence with myself?''
``Have you, then, so much confidence in your servant that you can intrust him with a secret you will not allow me to know?'''''
The communication has been made to you in consequence of the confidence placed in you, and which does you honor.
``No, and your confidence makes you honorable in my opinion; and your princely father, is he rich, very rich?''
``What I mean to say is, that my mother is not quick to give her confidence, but when she does she never changes.''
``I do not seek your confidence, my dear friend.
``And grandpapa has become my physician, and I have the greatest confidence in him, because he knows everything.''
``I have confidence in the remedy I propose, and only ask you to permit me to assure you of its efficacy.''
Such confidence could not safely be reposed in people of a very mean or low condition.
It is not suspected that the revenue suffers by this confidence.
Do you call that confidence, my love, towards Doctor Strong?
He was as kind as he could be--you could feel that, you know, and so you had confidence.
I found a tremendous blank, in the place of that smiling repository of my confidence.
To repay my confidence with systematic deception, for her sake, and quit me for her!
I was unwilling to damp my good friend's confidence, and therefore assented.
And in the confidence of renewed day it almost seemed to me that my fear had been unreasonable.
If he abuses my confidence, he commits a dishonourable action, Mr. Copperfield.'
Have you considered what it is to undermine the confidence that should subsist between my daughter and myself?
What a pity, Master Copperfield, that you didn't condescend to return my confidence!
Still more so, by the stipulation of implicit confidence which I beg to impose.
'We have perfect confidence in you, Mr. Micawber,' said I, 'and will do what you please.'
But here,' said Traddles, breaking off in his confidence, and speaking aloud, 'ARE the girls!

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