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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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In the trailers, the protagonist of the game could be seen engaging in conversations with each Confidant as they discuss the benefits of being allies.
Both family and nonfamily confidants dropped, with the loss greatest in nonfamily connections.
African-Americans and other nonwhites have smaller networks of confidants than whites.
Saying this, he stormed out of the Senate and fled from Rome--but not before leaving instructions with his most trusted confidants, led by Cethegus and Lentulus, to "do everything possible to increase the strength of their party, to find an early opportunity of assassinating Cicero, and to make arrangements for massacre, fire-raising, and other violent outrages.
He has worked tirelessly to make the transition from a GOP-controlled Assembly to one run by the Democrats, running orientation classes for freshmen lawmakers and operating as one of the speaker's closest confidants.
While Lewinsky did not say that Clinton or anyone else asked her to lie, one source said ambiguously that she offered an account of conversations with the president and others that related to Starr's probe of whether Clinton and his confidants engaged in obstruction in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit.
The source said the earlier proffer contains ``a fair amount of information'' dealing with Lewinsky's conversations with the president and his confidants about how she would deal with the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton.
The legal terrain got trickier Monday for the president when a federal appeals court ordered presidential confidant Bruce Lindsey to submit to questioning by the Lewinsky grand jury.
Now there's talk - shades of Watergate and Richard Nixon - about claiming executive privilege to shelter Clinton's confidants from potentially embarrassing questions before a grand jury.
But according to documents and interviews, two of the president's closest confidants understood the seriousness of Hubbell's troubles even before he resigned as associate attorney general in March 1994.
FranklinCovey Launches Emergency Preparedness Software: Confidant
SALT LAKE CITY -- Be prepared for any emergency or disaster by planning, organizing, and sharing with those closest to you a complete record of your critical personal information by using Confidant, a new emergency preparedness software launched today by FranklinCovey (NYSE:FC).