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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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...) A minor or secondary character in a play (or other literary work), in whom the protagonist confides, revealing his or her state of mind in dialogue rather than in soliloquies . Commonly the trusted servant of the leading lady in drama has the role of confidante: Charmian, for example, in Shakespeare ’s Antony and Cleopatra . See also ficelle , soubrette...

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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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2012
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confidante

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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...Common Sense,” Time , 6 July 1992 , at 13. For other entries dealing with this and related issues, see chairman , foreman , humankind , male & ombudsman . D. Differentiated Feminine Forms. Several word endings mark feminine forms (as in authoress , comedienne , confidante , heroine , majorette , and tutrix ). As a whole, these are very much on the wane. For example, words ending in -ess , such as poetess and authoress , are mostly archaic in AmE. (BrE is more hospitable to them; it's not unusual to see references to manageresses in...

Sidonie

Sidonie  

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(Gluck: Armide). Sop. Confidante of Armide. Created (1777) by Mlle Châteauneuf.
Clotilde

Clotilde  

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(Bellini: Norma). Sop. Norma's confidante. Created (1831) by Marietta Sacchi.
Phénice

Phénice  

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(Gluck: Armide). Sop. Confidante of Armide. Created (1777) by Mlle Lebourgeois.
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A minor or secondary character in a play (or other literary work), in whom the protagonist confides, revealing his or her state of mind in dialogue rather than in soliloquies. Commonly the trusted ...
Mlle Desmatins

Mlle Desmatins  

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(fl 1682–c 1708).French soprano. She made her début in a minor role in Jean-Baptiste Lully's Persée (1682), and sang the confidante Sidonie to Le Rochois’ Armide in 1686. Desmatins ...
Dickens Birthplace Museum

Dickens Birthplace Museum  

Dickens was born in a small Regency terraced house, not more than a few years old, in Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsea. Unnumbered at the time, it later became known ...
Inès

Inès  

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(Donizetti: La Favorite). Sop. Confidante of Léonor, mistress of the King. Aria (with chorus): Rayons dorés (‘Bright sunbeams’). Created (1840) by Mlle Elian (or Eliam).
Belinda

Belinda  

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(Purcell: Dido and Aeneas). Sop. Lady-in-waiting and confidante to Queen Dido. Created (1683/4) by an unknown schoolgirl.
Inez

Inez  

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1 (Sullivan: The Gondoliers). Spoken. Foster‐mother of the infant prince of Barataria, whom she swapped with her son Luiz to prevent the prince being captured by pirates. Created (1889) by Annie ...
Zulma

Zulma  

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(Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri). Cont. Confidante of Elvira, the wife Mustafa no longer loves. Created (1813) by Annunziata Berni Chelli.
Pauline

Pauline  

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(Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades). Cont. Friend and confidante of Lisa. Created (1890) by Maria Dolina.
Lady Helen Percy

Lady Helen Percy  

Mother of the Duke of Northangerland, grandmother and confidante of Mary Henrietta Percy, Duchess of Zamorna, Queen of Angria, in the Glass Town and Angria saga.
Léonor de Guzman

Léonor de Guzman  

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(Donizetti: La Favorite). Mez. She is the King's ‘favourite’—he wants to divorce the Queen and marry her. She lives on the Island of Léon with her confidante, Inès. To the island comes Fernand, who ...
children of Dickens

children of Dickens  

Dickens had ten children, who, on the whole, pleased him more as youngsters than they did as adults. The eldest was Charles (known as Charley), born 1837. Angela Burdett Coutts ...
brothers and sisters of Dickens

brothers and sisters of Dickens  

Dickens had three sisters and four brothers. With his growing earning power, his talents, his connections, and his personality, his brothers and sisters looked to him for support, as did ...
Charles Allston Collins

Charles Allston Collins  

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(1828–73), painter, writerand younger brother of Wilkie Collins. He contributed to Household Words from 1858 and extensively to All the Year Round. Dickens particularly admired his ‘Our Eye-Witness’ ...

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