Definitions of confidante

  1. a female confidant
  2. One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.
  3. One entrusted with secrets; a bosom friend.
  4. A bosom- friend, chiefly in love affairs and the lighter matters of life.

Usage examples for confidante

  1. Just why Miss Jones should have chosen Madge Morton for her confidante at this moment neither ever knew. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  2. It seems a strange thing that I should have chosen a young thing like you as confidante but at the time my thoughts seemed to turn naturally to you. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  3. Make her my confidante – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  4. Her mother is her only confidante – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  5. Othello's jealous passion is at its height in the scene with Desdemona when he gives his accusations precise words, and flings money to Emilia as the guilty confidante – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  6. Thus was I fixed; and with Virginia for a confidante what was to prevent the course of true love running smooth? – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  7. Her confidante alarmed at this exclamation, looked at the picture; and, struck with the likeness, exclaimed, Jesus! – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  8. She had her own confidante and the disparity of years between her and Miss Cotton counted for nothing in the friendship which their exchange of trust and sympathy cemented. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  9. A wife could not be her husband's companion, much less his confidante much less his stay. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  10. It is the young man, then, who has made you his confidante – Washington Square by Henry James
  11. Vigorously cross- questioned by Madame de Nailles, who called upon her to tell all she knew, under pain of being dismissed immediately, she saw but one way of retaining her situation, which was to deliver up Jacqueline, bound hand and foot, to the anger of her stepmother, by telling all she knew of the childish romance of which she had been the confidante – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  12. Yet she has not only born this misfortune without complaint, but has been the confidante of his passion for another; he owned to her all his tenderness for me, and drew a picture of me, which, she told me, ought, had she listened to reason, to have destroyed even the shadow of hope: but that love, ever ready to flatter and deceive, had betrayed her into the weakness of supposing it possible I might refuse him, and that gratitude might, in that case, touch his heart with tenderness for one who loved him with the most pure and disinterested affection; that her journey to Quebec had removed the veil love had placed between her and truth; that she was now convinced the faint hope she had encouraged was madness, and that our souls were formed for each other. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  13. But Ellaline has made a confidante a Scotch girl she has met. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  14. She rang the bell, and the same woman who had appeared in the evening, and was most likely the secret minister and the confidante of her amorous mysteries, came in. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. He has been talking over the matter with Number Five, who is just the kind of person for a confidante – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. It was not till the morning that she examined the door, to see if she could not manage to get out and escape from the house, for she shared with the rest of the family an indescribable fear of Mrs Oldcastle and her confidante the White Wolf. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  17. The laughter of Lisa, the handsome Norman, and the others disquieted him; but of Madame Francois he would willingly have made a confidante – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  18. But for the two intervening days her secret hung upon her like a burden of guilt, and she longed inexpressibly for a confidante who would advise her what to do at this distressing issue. – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  19. Ne'er a one of them has ever whispered her pretty little secrets to me, or perhaps confessed them to herself, her mamma, or her nearest and dearest confidante – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. Then, too, he had his mother to comfort him, to cheer him, to sympathize with him, and to be, ever more and more, his confidante and companion. – The Flag by Homer Greene