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He began to doubt whether, after all, Mr Prosser's virtues as a confidant were not more apparent than real.
The old confidant, relieved from duty, dozed on his heels, with his back against the companion-doorway; and Karain sat squarely in the ship's wooden armchair, under the slight sway of the cabin lamp, a cheroot between his dark fingers, and a glass of lemonade before him.
confidant of conspirators, inditer of sanguinary menaces and manifestos, suspected of being in the secret of every plot.
Anne of Austria, deprived of the confidence of her husband, pursued by the hatred of the cardinal, who could not pardon her for having repulsed a more tender feeling, having before her eyes the example of the queen-mother whom that hatred had tormented all her life--though Marie de Medicis, if the memoirs of the time are to be believed, had begun by according to the cardinal that sentiment which Anne of Austria always refused him--Anne of Austria had seen her most devoted servants fall around her, her most intimate confidants, her dearest favorites.
To her friend and confidants no word save of pride and love for her husband had ever passed her lips, yet now as she watched her daughter she was conscious of a wild, passionate wish that her fate at least might be a different one.
Mike Thompson, one of the current 565 backers, commented on the project, saying, "I've been using the Confidant and Apprentice for over a year now and they are awesome
Alleged Lyari gangster Arshad Pappu, his brother, Yasir Arafat, and their confidant, Juma Shera, were killed on the night of March 16.
The Olmert confidant said the prime minister will announce his formal resignation "immediately following the vote.
Mr Burrell, 42, who was Diana's friend and confidant for more than 10 years, was in the house with his wife and two sons.
Shirer, Murrow's original hire, and ultimately his closest confidant and alter ego; the master writer Eric Sevareid; the flamboyant Charles Collingwood; the intrepid Larry Leseur; and Mary Marvin Breckenridge, the sole woman to penetrate the inner circle of Murrow's macho male fiefdom.
Bilawal will make his entry into active politics during the meeting to be held at Garhi Khuda Bux (in Sindh) and take over the PPP's campaign for next year's general election," said a confidant of President Asif Ali Zardari.
updating complex system flow charts), all from a single source - a trusted, experienced, PDMA compliance confidant always available to assist in evaluating needs and recommending options.