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 Meanings and Examples of COUNSEL
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counsel
 v.  give advice to someone; suggest
Classic Sentence: (135 in 10 pages)
1  Had not Pangloss been hanged," said Candide, "he would give us good counsel in this emergency, for he was a profound philosopher.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IX
2  He entered, and saw the whipped Candide, sword in hand, a dead man upon the floor, Cunegonde aghast, and the old woman giving counsel.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IX
3  Tis the counsel of an avaricious man to beggars.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—PHILOSOPHY AFTER DRINKING
4  It is probable that he was holding counsel with himself.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII—THE TRAVELLER ON HIS ARRIVAL TAKES PRECAUTION...
5  His client, whom he, in his character of counsel, persisted in calling Champmathieu, had not been seen scaling that wall nor breaking that branch by any one.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
6  The district-attorney answered the counsel for the defence.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
7  He congratulated the counsel for the defence on his "loyalty," and skilfully took advantage of this loyalty.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
8  The counsel for the defence rose, began by complimenting Monsieur l'Avocat-General on his "admirable speech," then replied as best he could; but he weakened; the ground was evidently slipping away from under his feet.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
9  He was wrong in taking counsel with his auxiliaries in the full light of the moon in the Carrefour Rollin.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
10  It was the husband and wife taking counsel together.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
11  The six rascals, speechless and gloomy at being held in check by a girl, retreated beneath the shadow cast by the lantern, and held counsel with furious and humiliated shrugs.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A CAB RUNS IN ENGLISH AND BARKS IN SLANG
12  Come, let us examine ourselves conscientiously and take counsel with our heart.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—MINUS FIVE, PLUS ONE
13  At critical moments, on "days" they took counsel less of their leaders than of their instincts.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—DISORDER A PARTISAN OF ORDER
14  He was engaged in an adventure so singular that he wished for counsel.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 35 A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID
15  Don't ask me for counsel; don't tell me you are perplexed what to do.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 35 A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Deliberate in counsel, prompt in action.
2  It could renew calls for Attorney General Janet Reno to appoint an independent counsel to investigate alleged campaign wrongdoing.
3  Good counsel never comes too late.
4  To youth I have but words of counsel -- work, work, work.
5  If the old dog barks, he gives counsel.
6  The judge asked counsel for the defence to explain.
7  It is easier to give good counsel than to follow it.
8  The healthful man can give counsel to the sick.
9  A fool may give a wise man counsel.
10  Listen to the counsel of your elders.
11  If the counsel be good no matter who gave it.
12  It is wise to seek help and counsel as soon as possible.
13  My solicitor will brief the senior counsel.
14  A pilot study has seen tribal chiefs agree to the training of local community teams, who counsel women and have their violent husbands arrested.
15  Miss Manners counsels her readers so that they may behave with due propriety in any social situation and not embarrass themselves.