The reader will readily have anticipated that Jack Tier had early made the females on board the Swash her confidents.
And they had become the confidents and companions of each others profligacies.
Mr. Samuel Adams returned to Boston, pleased with the proposal, and communicated the same to his confidents.
Now, the friends and confidents of Claudius had long been chosen from the ranks of his freedmen.
1570s, "self-reliant, sure of oneself," from Middle French confident, from Latin confidentem (nominative confidens) "firmly trusting, reliant, self-confident, bold, daring," present participle of confidere (see confidence). Related: Confidently.