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 Meanings and Examples of CONFIDENCE
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confidence
 n.  feeling secure or certain about something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
2  I will confide this tale of misery and terror to you the day after our marriage shall take place, for, my sweet cousin, there must be perfect confidence between us.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
3  Many, many a poor soul hath given its confidence to me, not only on the death-bed, but while strong in life, and fair in reputation.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
4  But this long debt of confidence, due from me to him, whose bane and ruin I have been, shall at length be paid.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
5  I should never deserve her confidence again, after forcing from her a confession of what is meant at present to be unacknowledged to any one.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
6  Mrs. Dashwood was sorry for what she had said; but it gave Elinor pleasure, as it produced a reply from Marianne so expressive of confidence in Willoughby and knowledge of his intentions.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
7  I certainly did not seek your confidence," said Elinor; "but you do me no more than justice in imagining that I may be depended on.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
8  The necessity of concealing from her mother and Marianne, what had been entrusted in confidence to herself, though it obliged her to unceasing exertion, was no aggravation of Elinor's distress.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
9  I should be undeserving of the confidence you have honoured me with, if I felt no desire for its continuance, or no farther curiosity on its subject.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
10  That such letters, so full of affection and confidence, could have been so answered, Elinor, for Willoughby's sake, would have been unwilling to believe.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
11  He had abundantly earned the privilege of intimate discussion of her sister's disappointment, by the friendly zeal with which he had endeavoured to soften it, and they always conversed with confidence.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
12  But though confidence between them was, by this public discovery, restored to its proper state, it was not a subject on which either of them were fond of dwelling when alone.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38
13  He could only plead an ignorance of his own heart, and a mistaken confidence in the force of his engagement.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
14  Everybody, myself excepted, said no, with confidence.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
15  The fear of losing Joe's confidence, and of thenceforth sitting in the chimney corner at night staring drearily at my forever lost companion and friend, tied up my tongue.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VI
Example Sentence: (100 in 7 pages)
16  Consumer spending is often a good index of public confidence in the economy.
17  Tax cuts will boost consumer confidence after the recession.
18  Improved consumer confidence is crucial to an economic recovery.
19  This will deal a blow to consumer confidence.
20  The company has been hard hit by the drop in consumer confidence.
21  Investors were concerned that allegations of corruption against the ruling party would hurt consumer confidence and economic growth.
22  The Government produced in the autumn statement a graph of consumer confidence.
23  The party was suffering a crisis of confidence among its supporters.
24  Doing a degree has increased my confidence and I feel much more self-aware.
25  The measures are intended to restore public confidence in the economy.
26  The Government has insisted that confidence is needed before the economy can improve.
27  The police are expert at handling situations like this in strict confidence.
28  Gerry's confidence made him feel invulnerable.
29  A few months living away from home have given him renewed self - confidence.
30  Surveys indicate an improvement in business confidence.