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 Meanings and Examples of COUNCIL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
council
 n.  a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  That same day a council of war had been held in which all the members of the Hofkriegsrath and both Emperors took part.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
2  At that council, contrary to the views of the old generals Kutuzov and Prince Schwartzenberg, it had been decided to advance immediately and give battle to Bonaparte.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
3  The council of war was just over when Prince Andrew accompanied by Boris arrived at the palace to find Dolgorukov.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
4  Everyone at headquarters was still under the spell of the day's council, at which the party of the young had triumphed.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
5  Dolgorukov, one of the warmest advocates of an attack, had just returned from the council, tired and exhausted but eager and proud of the victory that had been gained.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
6  "There will be a council of war at Kutuzov's tonight, though; you can say all this there," remarked Dolgorukov.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XI
7  Shortly after nine o'clock that evening, Weyrother drove with his plans to Kutuzov's quarters where the council of war was to be held.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII
8  In the large drawing room which had become the commander in chief's office were gathered Kutuzov himself, Weyrother, and the members of the council of war.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII
9  They were drinking tea, and only awaited Prince Bagration to begin the council.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII
10  Prince Andrew came in to inform the commander-in-chief of this and, availing himself of permission previously given him by Kutuzov to be present at the council, he remained in the room.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII
11  The council of war, at which Prince Andrew had not been able to express his opinion as he had hoped to, left on him a vague and uneasy impression.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII
12  It was not a council of war, but, as it were, a council to elucidate certain questions for the Emperor personally.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER X
13  Prince Andrew, taking advantage of the Emperor's permission, accompanied Paulucci, whom he had known in Turkey, into the drawing room where the council was assembled.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XI
14  Though they had not been summoned for the purpose, and though it was not so called, they all felt that this was really a council of war.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER III
15  Malasha, who kept her eyes fixed on what was going on before her, understood the meaning of the council differently.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
16  The present crisis is the result of years of wilful neglect by the council.
17  Tom Dale, Liberal Democrat leader on the council, demanded a rethink at yesterday's full council meeting.
18  The council is encouraging the development of the property for both employment and recreation.
19  They will hold a council to discuss the proposal.
20  The UN security council may impose economic sanctions.
21  She's a former council employee/employee of the council.
22  The council is to examine ways of reducing traffic in the city centre.
23  The one redeeming feature of the scheme was its low cost to the council.
24  A gang of council workmen has been digging a hole in the road.
25  The council brought pressure to bear on the landlord to improve his property.
26  Instead of doing something about the problem, the council is hiding behind a smokescreen of bureaucracy.
27  The official trades union council voted to disband itself and re-form as a confederation.
28  When Knight became leader, the council was run by a clique of officers largely unaccountable to the elected members.
29  The council seems likely to overspend this year.
30  The local council has organized a two-mile fun run for charity.