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kahroba

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Persian
Dear all
I do not understand the meaning of ''confidential'' in the following context, taken from "1919", "USA" by John Dos Passos: (the definitions of "confidential'' does not fit there):
He was shorter than she, had dark hair and looked about fifteen although he said he was twentyone. He had a creamy white skin that made people call him Babyface, and a funny confidential way of talking as if he didn't take what he was saying altogether seriously himself.
 
  • xecole

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    English
    It means that he talked to you as if he were telling you something that was for your ears only, perhaps leaning forward and speaking in a quiet voice.
     
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