The speakers were confident communicators.
Louis XIV was a very proud and self-confident man; he had such and such mistresses and such and such ministers and he ruled France badly.
He was so confident and seemed to always know what he wanted.
For a moment, Dusty was reminded again of the strong, confident leader Darian had been, long ago.
Alex gets over-confident sometimes.
His voice was quiet and confident, and she felt like a visitor in his throne room rather than a woman talking to a stranger chained to her basement wall.
I'm not as confident as you.
Dean left the cell confident that the old man was coping, but he was beginning to mirror Fred's concern with his past.
She was a confident swimmer.
"I made a promise," Jonny said, his tone confident once again.
She was so confident and independent that she could be a different person.
Rhyn took her hands tentatively, growing more confident when she didn't disappear.
Commerce is unexpectedly confident and serene, alert, adventurous, and unwearied.
To an outsider, he appeared as confident and fresh as a man just starting a mission after a good night's sleep.
She wanted to make sure the woman whose gaze had gone from confident to sad ended up okay.
Other than that, I'd want a man who was confident and assertive.
The salesperson had a confident manner with plenty of personality.
Now the rise of the problems of individual faith is the mark of the age that followed Jeremiah, while the confident assertion of national righteousness under misfortune is a characteristic mark of pious Judaism after Ezra, in the period of the law but not earlier.
I will take the magic waters to them and send word that the Warlord of Tiyan is confident in our triumph over the enemy.
In the Phaedo a confident expectation is ascribed to him.
They were now becoming more confident in playing whenever I was present in the room.
Jetr's confident gaze remained on the viewer.
At first she was confident someone would find her soon, but after what felt like an hour, she wondered if they would find her alive.
They were confident in their self worth and appeared to accept people at face value.
All were then more confident of victory than the winning of two battles would have made them.
The ignorance of his colleagues, the weakness and insignificance of his opponents, the frankness of his falsehoods, and the dazzling and self- confident limitations of this man raise him to the head of the army.
Both wanted to control, and both were confident in their own decisions.
She watched him as he walked with confident, quick strides to the awaiting shuttle.
I am confident that I have found the right path.
Sophie now feels confident enough to steer under bridges.
The prophets who had marked in the past the advent of Assyrians and Chaldeans now fixed their eyes upon the advance of Cyrus, confident that the fall of Babylon would bring the restoration of their fortunes.
I'm quietly confident that things will get better.
However, he was confident that Elisabeth cared for him, and for now, that would be enough.
Kris's confident response rankled Rhyn. He leaned his back against a tree and faced his eldest surviving brother. "I promised Kiki I'd tell you something," he started.
This is an intuitionalist touch, or a parallel to intuitionalism, and has called forth a gibe from that very confident ratiocinator, J.
Marching always ready to fight wherever his enemy might stand or move to meet him, his mind was relieved from all the hesitations which necessarily arise in men less confident in the security of their designs.
The president gradually drew to him some members of the better conservative class to assist in his administration, and felt confident that he had the support of public opinion.
And even the proposal to apply the unaided reason to solve questions which had divided the fathers must have been resented by the more rigid churchmen as the rash intrusion of an over-confident Rationalism.
But the Prussians having studied their allies in the war of 1864 knew the weakness of the Austrian staff and the untrustworthiness of the contingents of some of the Austrian nationalities, and felt fairly confident that against equal numbers they could hold their own.
The citizens began to think of surrender, and Nicias was so confident that he neglected to push his advantages.
3-II); then, relieving their anxiety about his own prospects, he expresses the confident hope that he will be released and thus be able to return to them (i.12-26).
He was confident of success.
I feel much more confident about using the web now.
Not a course for beginners, but the reasonably confident golfer will appreciate his skill in creating a hard, but fair, 18 holes.
This probably surprised the Central players who had been supremely confident of winning.
Katie sat, irritated to see who followed with a confident stride and two glasses of
With shaking hands, he fumbled, affixing what were certainly not approved knots, but he tied enough of them to be confident they would hold.
"They won't," Alex responded in a confident tone.
He was the perfect host for the demon: strong, confident, intelligent.
Swedenborg knew that the machine would not fly, but suggested it as a start and was confident that the problem would be solved.
As he became confident, he reached further forward until eventually he laid out in a completely relaxed position.
Jack is a fairly confident web user who has developed a feel for how long to allow for information gathering.
Raja was much more confident, which shows up on screen.
Remember most employers like: people who listen, people who answer questions with examples, people who come prepared and people who appear confident.
The Board remains confident of Stream's longer term prospects.
The CPA was confident of a satisfactory outcome for the new financial year.
Well the author and publisher seem so confident they have gone to great lengths to let you try for yourself with absolutely no risk.
"I don't know about that, eh?" said Anatole, growing more confident as Pierre mastered his wrath.
Of all these men Prince Andrew sympathized most with Pfuel, angry, determined, and absurdly self-confident as he was.
Elisabeth and Jackson had already carved half the pumpkins, so were confident they would finish in time.
His were warm and the kiss was confident and lengthy.
To this belief, many and good as are the arguments which can be advanced for it, a confident certainty is given by Christian faith in the Risen Lord, and the life and immortality which he has brought to light in his Gospel.
Descartes was an expert; Bacon was the prophet of a great, if half comprehended, future; and the science they loved was struggling for its infant life against a mass of traditional prejudices, which sought to foreclose every question by confident assertions about the purposes of God and Nature.
Having annihilated at Poltava the army of Charles XII., Peter was not at all indisposed to renew the struggle with Turkey, and began the campaign in the confident hope of making extensive conquests; but he had only got as far as the Pruth when he found himself surrounded by a great Turkish army, and, in order to extricate himself from his critical position, he had to sign a humiliating treaty by which Azov and other conquests were restored to the sultan.
Massena, superior in numbers and over-confident, made a direct attack upon the heights on the 27th of September 1810: his strength being about 60,000, while that of the Allies was about 50,000, of whom nearly half were Portuguese.
Le Quatrieme Evangile, one thousand large pages long, is possibly over-confident in its detailed application of the allegorical method; yet it constitutes a rarely perfect sympathetic reproduction of a great mystical believer's imperishable intuitions.
Cobden has left a deep mark on English history, but he was not himself a "scientific economist," and many of his confident prophecies were completely falsified.
Robes, his stately carriage and confident bearing gave him the air of a prince.
It is evident that Surrey was confident of victory, for he placed his own army, not less than the enemy, in a position where defeat would involve utter ruin.
He made confident assertions of pre-eminence without much evidence to back them up.
He was confident of victory despite the large Oxford crowd that had gathered.
I feel sufficiently confident in British capability to believe we have something important to offer.
I was confident that I was never to forget it.
Yet at the time that we devised each plan, we were confident it would succeed.
I concluded that he laughed in derision of my efforts, confident of his own resources.
Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
Most of those present were elderly, respected men with broad, self-confident faces, fat fingers, and resolute gestures and voices.
She had merely become more self-confident, Prince Andrew thought.
She looked a little above Prince Andrew's head with the confident, accustomed look with which one looks at the place where a familiar portrait hangs.
With Pfuel was Wolzogen, who expressed Pfuel's thoughts in a more comprehensible way than Pfuel himself (who was a harsh, bookish theorist, self-confident to the point of despising everyone else) was able to do.
Jonathan looked confident atop a Welch gelding.
The Alex she met and fell in love with was confident and generally happy.
Then he drew back, his gaze running over her face in that familiar confident way.
She was drained but more confident in her ability to use it.
Though he always sounded quietly confident, the new note in his voice was one of calm self-assurance.
When she accepted the glass, he followed with a quick and confident, "Let's take a walk around."
At one time, indeed, he found Lavoisier's views so specious that he was much inclined to accept them, but he overcame this wavering, and so late as 1800 he wrote to the Rev. Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1808), "I have well considered all that my opponents have advanced and feel perfectly confident of the ground I stand upon....
No entrenchments were made; HalIeck, the Union commanding general in the West, was equally over-confident, and allowed Buell to march in leisurely fashion.
I still wasn't very confident and was so scared of everyone.
The prince's tone was so calm and confident that Princess Mary unhesitatingly believed him.
The driver had driven in circles and down every back alley he could find until Jule was confident there was no one tailing them.
Confident in his own powers, 'he entered ardently into what was no doubt the great question of the time at Carthage as elsewhere.
At Grunth also some apprehension and alarm could be felt, but the nearer Prince Andrew came to the French lines the more confident was the appearance of our troops.
His words were confident and soft.
I have seen her through some pretty nasty heartache, but honestly, I'm not confident she could survive losing you, and now she won't have to.
He was in a confident mood.
I did nothing but explore with my hands and learn the name of every object that I touched; and the more I handled things and learned their names and uses, the more joyous and confident grew my sense of kinship with the rest of the world.
While Dean held out no illusions of leading the pack through the mountains, after turning out 73 miles of rolling hills on a humid Saturday, he felt more confident of his chance of least not embarrassing himself.