Confidant


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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.
The confidant said: "They have to be the most dysfunctional family in the world when it comes to making marriage work.
Craving recognition, Joan, Bob and Richard were fiercely competitive, secretive, confidant, and independent.
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.