"I'm ready," she said with more confidence than she felt.
Dr. Bell said "No!" with great confidence, and the kite was sent up.
His air of cool confidence was more than likely the result of frequent business contacts - one of Denton's colleagues?
Confidence returned to Alex with his voice and the nightmares stopped.
He looked as calm as he sounded, and she wondered how he could face his own possible death with such confidence and poise.
From the first Mr Hart gained the entire confidence of the members of the Chinese government, who were wise enough to recognize his loyal and able assistance.
Jonny's newfound confidence melted like snow every time the name of Xander—the tree-sized forefather of all vampires—was mentioned.
I love the way you take charge; your confidence and the way you're so fastidious about everything.
Armfeldt virulently hated Napoleon and was a general full of self-confidence, a quality that always influenced Alexander.
Mr. Dean wished he felt a modicum of confidence in himself as the three drifted off to sleep—David and Cynthia Dean, with SB, the Bird Song owl, snuggled next to them.
That was fact, not lack of confidence speaking.
Gabe drew a breath, expecting Andre wouldn't betray the confidence of his mate.
He had no regard for the sentimental value of the farm where she grew up, nor any confidence that she was capable of running it.
She likes your confidence and tenacity.
Over time, we will feel that kind of confidence in this kind of system.
It was with the hope of restoring my self-confidence that she persuaded me to write for the Youth's Companion a brief account of my life.
But when he came across a man of position his instinct immediately told him that this man could be useful, and without any premeditation Prince Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him, become intimate with him, and finally make his request.
Normally Dean wouldn't have considered for a minute betraying a confidence, but somehow he felt this young girl deserved to know.
Then again, if she gained more confidence, maybe it would make both Alex and Katie feel that she wasn't a lost cause.
It gave him some level of confidence that her warning was one born of necessity, not idle speculation.
"Till now I have always, thank God, been my children's friend and had their full confidence," said she, repeating the mistake of so many parents who imagine that their children have no secrets from them.
If a man lacking in self-confidence remains dumb on a first introduction and betrays a consciousness of the impropriety of such silence and an anxiety to find something to say, the effect is bad.
Berg, who had obtained his captaincy during the campaign, had gained the confidence of his superiors by his promptitude and accuracy and had arranged his money matters very satisfactorily.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother--who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children--that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
"Hurrah!" shouted Prince Andrew, and, scarcely able to hold up the heavy standard, he ran forward with full confidence that the whole battalion would follow him.
"I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
To the third party--in which the Emperor had most confidence--belonged the courtiers who tried to arrange compromises between the other two.
And despite his self-confidence and grumpy German sarcasm he was pitiable, with his hair smoothly brushed on the temples and sticking up in tufts behind.
But as Barclay did not inspire confidence his power was limited.
Inhabitants, return with confidence to your abodes!
What he had just been praying for with confidence that God would hear him had come to pass; but Nicholas was as much astonished as if it were something extraordinary and unexpected, and as if the very fact that it had happened so quickly proved that it had not come from God to whom he had prayed, but by some ordinary coincidence.
Our Freemasons knew from correspondence with those abroad that Bezukhov had obtained the confidence of many highly placed persons, had been initiated into many mysteries, had been raised to a higher grade, and was bringing back with him much that might conduce to the advantage of the masonic cause in Russia.