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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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2015

...) 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.
confidant

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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 ...

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