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Word: confidential

Definition: spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary


Sentences Containing 'confidential'

In those days, travellers were very shy of being confidential on a short notice, for anybody on the road might be a robber or in league with robbers.
But, perhaps the confidential bachelor clerks in Tellson's Bank were principally occupied with the cares of other people; and perhaps second hand cares, like second hand clothes, come easily off and on.
The people rudely pictured as drinking in the wine shops, croaked over their scanty measures of thin wine and beer, and were gloweringly confidential together.
He was most highly esteemed by Mr. Darcy, a most intimate, confidential friend.
Then, with a confidential wink, a dropping of the voice, and an impressive laying of his hand on my arm;`Look here; there's one thing in this world which isn't ever cheap.
Such was the state of affairs when, the day after his interview with M. de Boville, the confidential clerk of the house of Thomson&French of Rome, presented himself at M. Morrel's.
``M. Morrel does not know my name; this worthy gentleman has only to announce the confidential clerk of the house of Thomson&French of Rome, with whom your father does business.''
`A person, whose confessor I am,'replied he,`and who entertains a high regard for me, applied to me a short time since to procure him a confidential servant.
``Yes,''replied Maximilian,``an Englishman, who represented himself as the confidential clerk of the house of Thomson&French, at Rome.
``My dear M. Cavalcanti,''said Andrea, taking the major by the arm in a confidential manner,``how much are you paid for being my father?''
At the door of her apartment the baroness met Mademoiselle Cornelie, her confidential maid.
``The mission with which I am charged, sir,''replied the visitor, speaking with hesitation,``is a confidential one on the part of him who fulfils it, and him by whom he is employed.''
Scarcely had he shut her door, when Mercedes called a confidential servant, and ordered him to follow Albert wherever he should go that evening, and to come and tell her immediately what he observed.
An attendant arose at a sign from a confidential clerk at the first desk.
A certain man named Gregory, who was foreman of the packers, and another named Tipp, who was the carman, and wore a red jacket, used to address me sometimes as 'David': but I think it was mostly when we were very confidential, and when I had made some efforts to entertain them, over our work, with some results of the old readings; which were fast perishing out of my remembrance.
'With nobody present, but our dear and confidential friend Mr. Wickfield, I cannot consent to be put down.
They did just what they liked with me; and wormed things out of me that I had no desire to tell, with a certainty I blush to think of, the more especially, as in my juvenile frankness, I took some credit to myself for being so confidential and felt that I was quite the patron of my two respectful entertainers.
We had gone on, so far, in a mixture of confidential jest and earnest, that had long grown naturally out of our familiar relations, begun as mere children.
When he told us of a man in a pew, of the change in the bride's manner, of so transparent a device for obtaining a note as the dropping of a bouquet, of her resort to her confidential maid, and of her very significant allusion to claim-jumping--which in miners' parlance means taking possession of that which another person has a prior claim to--the whole situation became absolutely clear.
We turned into a room near at hand (I think it was the identical breakfast-room, made memorable by the brown East Indian sherry), and I heard a voice say, 'Mr. Copperfield, my daughter Dora, and my daughter Dora's confidential friend!'
'Miss Murdstone has had the goodness,' said Mr. Spenlow to me, 'to accept the office--if I may so describe it--of my daughter Dora's confidential friend.
But as I had none but passing thoughts for any subject save Dora, I glanced at her, directly afterwards, and was thinking that I saw, in her prettily pettish manner, that she was not very much inclined to be particularly confidential to her companion and protector, when a bell rang, which Mr. Spenlow said was the first dinner-bell, and so carried me off to dress.
'Papa calls her my confidential friend, but I am sure she is no such thing--is she, Jip?
We won't be confidential, and we'll make ourselves as happy as we can in spite of her, and we'll tease her, and not please her--won't we, Jip?'
'As we are quite confidential here, Mr. Copperfield,' said Mrs. Micawber, sipping her punch, 'Mr. Traddles being a part of our domesticity, I should much like to have your opinion on Mr. Micawber's prospects.
And at last they took a change and begun to lay their heads together in the wigwam and talk low and confidential two or three hours at a time.
In fact, my dear Copperfield, I have entered into arrangements, by virtue of which I stand pledged and contracted to our friend Heep, to assist and serve him in the capacity of--and to be--his confidential clerk.'
The Misses Spenlow added that they begged to forbear expressing, 'through the medium of correspondence', an opinion on the subject of Mr. Copperfield's communication; but that if Mr. Copperfield would do them the favour to call, upon a certain day (accompanied, if he thought proper, by a confidential friend), they would be happy to hold some conversation on the subject.
We wished Mr. Copperfield to be accompanied by some confidential friend today,' with an inclination of her head towards Traddles, who bowed, 'in order that there might be no doubt or misconception on this subject.
It may be advisable to superadd to the above, the statement that Mrs. Micawber is not in confidential possession of my intentions.'
But even then his passion for writing letters was too strong to be resisted; for while we were yet in the height of our excitement, hope, and wonder, the following pastoral note was brought to me from a neighbouring tavern, at which he had called to write it:-- 'Most secret and confidential.
'The eldest, the Beauty is here,' said Traddles, in a low confidential voice, 'Caroline.
'You see, my dear Copperfield,' falling again into the low confidential tone, 'after I had delivered my argument in DOE dem.
And about this harpooneer, whom I have not yet seen, you persist in telling me the most mystifying and exasperating stories tending to beget in me an uncomfortable feeling towards the man whom you design for my bedfellow--a sort of connexion, landlord, which is an intimate and confidential one in the highest degree.
How it is I know not; but there is no place like a bed for confidential disclosures between friends.
I was only alive to the condensed confidential comfortableness of sharing a pipe and a blanket with a real friend.
As we were going along the people stared; not at Queequeg so much--for they were used to seeing cannibals like him in their streets,--but at seeing him and me upon such confidential terms.
But he was stopped on the way by a portly sperm whale, that begged a few moments' confidential business with him.
Less swart in aspect, the companions of this figure were of that vivid, tiger-yellow complexion peculiar to some of the aboriginal natives of the Manillas;--a race notorious for a certain diabolism of subtilty, and by some honest white mariners supposed to be the paid spies and secret confidential agents on the water of the devil, their lord, whose counting-room they suppose to be elsewhere.
He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.
While employed in polishing them--one man in each pot, side by side--many confidential communications are carried on, over the iron lips.
But did you deeply scan him in his more secret confidential hours; when he thought no glance but one was on him; then you would have seen that even as Ahab's eyes so awed the crew's, the inscrutable Parsee's glance awed his; or somehow, at least, in some wild way, at times affected it.

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