Origin of confidence
Examples from the Web for confidence
The FARC has a long way to go to win the confidence of the Colombian people.Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?|Richard McColl|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, she stands out much like she has her entire life, though her confidence has grown immensely.
At thirteen years old, de Forest speaks with the confidence and the knowledge of someone much older.
Tourism has built my confidence [and] improved my interpersonal skills.
If confidence and strength were instilled in her at a young age, glamour was something she pursued.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress|Lizzie Crocker|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miss Dalrymple then took one of the older servants into confidence, and asked her if the house was haunted.Ghostly Phenomena|Elliot O'Donnell.
I highly appreciate, and cordially reciprocate those warm and concurrent expressions of confidence and affection.The Story of My Life|Egerton Ryerson
And there are, at any rate, some leading principles that I feel justified in laying down with confidence.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie
He seemed quite pleased to get rid of her so easily, and placing all her confidence in Mary, she withdrew.The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
With its recovery came something like confidence again, and he turned about to learn how Tim Brophy was making out.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for confidence
Word Origin and History for confidence
early 15c., from Middle French confidence or directly from Latin confidentia, from confidentem (nominative confidens) "firmly trusting, bold," present participle of confidere "to have full trust or reliance," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fidere "to trust" (see faith). For sense of "swindle" see con (adj.).
Idioms and Phrases with confidence
In addition to the idiom beginning with confidence
- confidence game
- in confidence
- take into one's confidence