In London he became Pip's intimate confidant.
Vorontsov, the empress's confidant, who shared his political views.
Determined to make his way in this "new Promised Land," the young adventurer contrived to secure the protection of Kristoffer Gabel, the king's confidant, and in 1663 was appointed the royal librarian.
Ancus Marcius is merely a duplicate of Numa, as is shown by his second name, Numa Marcius, the confidant and pontifex of Numa, being no other than Numa Pompilius himself, represented as priest.
Too much in awe of his father to make him a confidant, he wrestled in the gloomy solitude of his own mind.
At Rotterdam he was a confidant of political exiles, including Burnet and the famous earl of Peterborough, and he became known to William, prince of Orange.
He wrote to Arakcheev, the Emperor's confidant: It must be as my sovereign pleases, but I cannot work with the Minister (meaning Barclay).
He recites how he had heard of the monarch's Christian profession, diligence in good works and piety, by manifold narrators and common report, but also more particularly from his (the pope's) physician and confidant (medicus et familiaris noster), Master Philip, who had received information from honourable persons of the monarch's kingdom, with whom he had intercourse in those (Eastern) parts.
A man of doubtful reputation, Alexander's confidant and favourite, he paid the pope a large sum for his elevation.
Public opinion was against lant, the king, and the small army which his confidant De Vere raised under the royal banner was easily scattered by Gloucesters forces at the rout of Radcot Bridge (Dec. 20, 1387).
Pierre was one of those people who, in spite of an appearance of what is called weak character, do not seek a confidant in their troubles.
Ibrahim had a confidant about whose antecedents one fact alone seems certain, that he was a maula (client) of Persian origin.
A series of his most defiant oppdnents had to go into banishment, Liberius of Rome, Hilarius of Poitiers and Hosius of Corduba, the last-named once the confidant of Constantine and the actual originator of the Ho y nousios, and now nearly a hundred years old.
His governor, Marshal D'Ornano, was arrested by Richelieu's orders, and then his confidant, Henri de Talleyrand, marquis de Chalais and Vendome, the natural sons of Henry IV.
In 1810 and the :first half of 1811 Speranski was still in high favour, and was the confidant of the emperor in that secret diplomacy which preceded the breach of Russia with Napoleon.
As early as the 13th of January 1813 he wrote to assure his former favourite and confidant, Prince Adam Czartoryski, that, "Whatever the Poles do now to aid in my success, will.
For ten years, from 1812 onward, Gentz was in closest touch with all the great affairs of European history, the assistant, confidant, and adviser of Metternich.
He was appointed a privy councillor, groom of the stole and first gentleman of the bedchamber, and though merely an irresponsible confidant, without a seat in parliament or in the cabinet, he was in reality prime minister, and the only person trusted with the king's wishes and confidence.
Within a few short years he was a trusted confidant.
Then he conceived the idea of using the Cossacks, who were deeply attached to him, as a means of chastising the szlachta, and at the same time forcing a war with Turkey, which would make his military genius indispensable to the republic, and enable him if successful to carry out domestic reforms by force of arms. His chief confidant in this still mysterious affair was the veteran grand hetman of the crown, Stanislaw Koniecpolski, who understood the Cossacks better than any man then living, but differed from the king in preferring the conquest of the Crimea to an open war with Turkey.
Nicholas was selected to deliver the oration at the reception of Cardinal Pole's visitors by the university in 1557, and soon after Elizabeth's accession he went to Rome where he was befriended by Pole's confidant, Cardinal Morone; he also owed much to the generosity of Sir Francis Englefield.
My sister today is not only my best friend, but she is my confidant and great defender.
His chosen instruments were two men whom his enemies called his favorites, though it was absurd to apply the name either to an elderly statesman like Michael de la Pole, who was made chancellor in 1384, or to Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, a young noble of the oldest lineage, who was the kings other confidant.
Their wedlock and the Anglo-French alliance lasted only till the next year, when Louis died, and Mary secretly espoused an old admirer, Charles Brandcin, afterwards duke of Suffolk, King Henrys greatest friend and confidant.
I made a confidant of Talbot in my love affair with Emily.
The chief incident cf the movement towards conciliation consisted, however, in the publication of a pamphlet entitled La Conciliazione by Father Tosti, a close friend and confidant of the pope, extolling the advantages of peace between Vatican and Quirinal.
With the young prince, the future king, Bute's intimacy was equally marked; he became his constant companion and confidant, and used his influence to inspire him with animosity against the Whigs and with the high notions of the sovereign's powers and duties found in Bolingbroke's Patriot King and Blackstone's Commentaries.
247 (December 861), Motawakkil, after one of his wonted orgies, was murdered, together with his confidant, Fath b.
flight to Varennes, Monsieur also fled by a different route, and, in company with the comte d'Avaray ' - who subsequently replaced Mme de Balbi as his confidant, and largely influenced his policy during the emigration - succeeded in reaching Brussels, where he joined the comte d'Artois and proceeded to Coblenz, which now became the headquarters of the emigration.
For teens, this is often an older person that wants to become a confidant so they can get a teen to let down his or her guard.
If you love your guy, feel confidant about your relationship, and are willing to make a future together, think about a way to propose that takes his interests and pursuits into account.
Often a fashion mystery, invitations can send the most confidant man into a state of distress.
Another clothing guideline to keep in mind is remembering to wear what you feel comfortable and confidant in.
While you can't put stock in everything you read, if the overwhelming majority of reviewers and customers like a product, you can feel at least a little more confidant as you part with your hard-earned dollars.
Our confidant (who chose to remain anonymous) recently turned 30 and found the hair on her upper lip was darkening noticeably against her light skin; she'd been plucking stray hairs on her chin for years, but this was a new development.
Plunging Halter Tassel Jumpsuit: The confidant woman can pull off this ultra-sexy jumpsuit that has a deeply plunging neckline.
In other words, they are confidant that their handbags will meet your expectations for the purchase price.
It’s highly helpful for an empath to have a confidant she can confide in and never worry about being judged.
He served as mentor, friend, confidant and protector.
Nothing makes a woman feel more confidant than an impeccable hairstyle.
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