- (archaic or poetic) simple past tense and past participle of
1676, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler:
- […] I wish it may not displease others; for, I have confest there are many defects in it.
1783, William Godwin, Four Early Pamphlets:#*
1840, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- What though her face confest a darker shade?
- Oh! bold Fighting Attie, the knowing, the natty, By us all it must sure be confest, Though your shoppers and snobbers are pretty good robbers, A soldier is always the best.