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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONFIDING

Thank you very much for coming to me and for confiding in me.

Philip, with a confiding and grateful impulse, put his hand into Gawtrey's.

And now, I don't mind your confiding in your friend Captain Fenton.

Some may have a motive for confiding in us, towards whom we have no motive for confiding.

History will some day do him justice, for he was good, humane, and confiding.

You have imposed upon a nature which you knew to be confiding and unsuspicious.

In Virginia the error of confiding on the militia, soon 101 became apparent.

He hardly heard the words; but her tone was confiding, and she slipped her hand into his.

It effectually deterred others from confiding in the English.

In that confiding, I will gladly enquire with you into the nature of virtue.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to trust or have faith," from Latin confidere "to trust in, rely firmly upon, believe" (see confidence). Meaning "to share a secret with" is from 1735; phrase confide in (someone) is from 1888. Related: Confided; confiding.

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