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- confidence interval
Origin of confidant
Examples from the Web for confidant
When a top Mobutu confidant named Colonel Alphonse Bangala purchased the island, Lometcha bought shares.
Otis Moss, Jr., the noted African-American civil rights leader and confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., concurred.
If the President went through with the appointment, he was counting on his confidant to bust open those particular X-Files.
It was built for “Mad” King Ludwig II, who announced construction of the castle in a letter to his confidant Richard Wagner.Where the Nazis Hid Their Art: The Castle Behind ‘Monuments Men’|Nina Strochlic|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hoffman plays Jon Savage, the sarcastic and pessimistic brother (and confidant) to his sister, Wendy.Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Performances: ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Capote,’ and More|Marlow Stern|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evidently something had happened to upset her, and she had come to make her husband's lawyer the confidant of her troubles.The Third Degree|Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
The Count de Fersen was the principal agent and confidant of this hazardous enterprise.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
Make your dear mother your confidant in all your perplexities and trials.Plain Facts for Old and Young|John Harvey Kellogg
This confidant became his greatest favourite, and, indeed, ruler.
I will never hide a thought from you; you shall be at once the confidant and the dear object of my tenderness.The History of Emily Montague|Frances Brooke
Word Origin for confidant
1610s, confident, "(male) person trusted with private affairs," from French confident (16c.), from Italian confidente "a trusty friend," literally "confident, trusty," from Latin confidentem (nominative confidens), present participle of confidere "to trust, confide" (see confidence). The spelling with -a- came to predominate 18c. and might reflect the French pronunciation.