A lack of confidence in Obama at home and abroad compounds the difficulties that are mounting in Afghanistan.
The firm was above responding to criticism because there was nothing that could shake its clients' confidence in its abilities.
This is the subject of a buzzy new book, The confidence Code, by journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay.
Peter Beinart on how declining U.S. confidence has changed the right.
It's with independents that confidence is most lacking, with only 43 percent believing the U.S. military is number one.
It seemed that Mary believed her confidence his due, for she told him the fact.
But, tell me, how couldst thou thus get into her confidence?
There is such an uneasiness in Paris, that we have actually a run of confidence upon us!
You have not set about obtaining my confidence in any way which could succeed.
He employed the time cunningly to win back Valentina's favour and confidence.
early 15c., from Middle French confidence or directly from Latin confidentia, from confidentem (nominative confidens) "firmly trusting, bold," present participle of confidere "to have full trust or reliance," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fidere "to trust" (see faith). For sense of "swindle" see con (adj.).