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Confidant

 

a stock character in French and Russian classical tragedy of the 17th and 18th centuries. The confidant is usually a person close to the hero or heroine, such as a nurse, tutor, or secretary. It is a supporting role: in answering the confidant’s questions, the hero reveals his own thoughts, feelings, and actions.

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The Court resolved, upon the recommendation of the Office of the Bar Confidant, to refer this matter to the Committee on Bar Examinations for consideration," the high court said.
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The confidant said: "They have to be the most dysfunctional family in the world when it comes to making marriage work.
The psychological explanations for her behavior are rather pat and, also in the negative column, a number of rom-com genre cliches (everyone Jamie knows pairs up in unsurprising ``surprise'' combinations, wrong conclusions are jumped to regarding her lovers and other females, her closest confidant is a desexualized African-American guy, etc.
Medtronic is confidant in its position on the VERTEX System and expects to prevail in a jury trial.
Arruda was remembered as a confidant, a reliable partner and someone with a rare decency.
Craving recognition, Joan, Bob and Richard were fiercely competitive, secretive, confidant, and independent.
License To Wed" also stars Eric Christian Olsen ("Cellular") as Sadie's best friend and confidant, Carlisle; Christine Taylor ("Dodgeball") as Sadie's sister, Lindsey; and Josh Flitter ("Big Momma's House 2") as Reverend Frank's precocious side-kick, the choir boy.
I'm confidant that she will play a pivotal role in cultivating the department into a true resource for those that work with the organization.
But far from being the quintessential police chief, he comes across not as self- confidant but self-centered, better than thou, and rides on the produce of other professionals.
Married off to another artist who agrees to the arrangement for the dowry, they move to Florence where despite great odds Artemisia studies art, becomes a confidant of the controversial Galileo, raises a daughter, and begins to realize the breadth of her own talent.
It is important that consumers are confidant they are buying 100% pure honey.