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Examples from the Web for confident
Farenthold denies all the allegations and is confident that he will “be cleared of any wrongdoing.”Texas Congressman Sued Over "Wet Dreams" About Former Staffer|Ben Jacobs|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet Lohse is confident that the reader will take his actions as the fruits of selfless moral courage.
The friendly aura vanished, her eyes dead, voice robotic and confident she was correct.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were confident that there would be more votes for it next year.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater|Ben Jacobs|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she is confident that her generation will see a brighter future.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Catholics, he reported, were quiet merely because they were confident of success.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
Confident of their strength the committee set themselves to their task.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
She had the most confident persuasion that she should be cured by his intercession.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847|T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
Fred was confident the answer would be twenty miles; while Rob was quite hopeful it would be more.Among the Esquimaux|Edward S. Ellis
"Now, don't let that worry you a minute," said the confident spokesman.Andersonville, Volume 4|John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for confident
Word Origin for confident
Word Origin and History for confident
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.