• WordNet 3.6
    • n counselling something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
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  • Titus Livy
    Titus Livy
    “In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “I have only one counsel for you -- be master.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.”
  • Doris Lessing
    “Better Counsel comes overnight.”
  • Proverb
    “Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it.”


In literature:

He is about to leave his beloved Israel, whom he has borne on his heart and guided by his counsels for forty years.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
We must bend our counsels to this end.
"President Wilson's Addresses" by Woodrow Wilson
Punctually at half-past ten his lordship entered the Court, returned the bows of counsel, and took his seat upon the Bench.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
All the goodmen took one counsel, and went to Hoskuld and told him their trouble.
"Laxdæla Saga" by Anonymous
He was a crafty man in his temper, but spiteful in his counsels.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
Did he require his counsel not "to let down the dignity of his defence"?
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
This suggestion was assented to, and the counsel proceeded.
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous
Your counsel is good.
"Great Indian Chief of the West" by Benjamin Drake
The learned counsel asks, with an air of triumph, whether these ladies possessed these treasures by jointure, dower, will, or settlement.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
He counselled me to strive for some repose, but I was conscious of incapacity to sleep.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
True, Senator Hanway must win his party's nomination; and it was here he took counsel with his Senate colleagues.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
I did my best to declare the whole counsel of God.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Hence his oft-repeated counsels to his friars of the duty of submission to the clergy.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
He thanked me and begged me to keep my own counsel, and to reckon him henceforth amongst my truest friends.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I will answer for you keeping your own counsel, however.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Counsel, of course, do not fail to make the best of any straw to catch at.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
I must counsel others, but who shall counsel me?
"Jeremiah" by Stefan Zweig
Wilt thou hearken to me, if I give thee counsel?
"The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan" by John Bunyan
But didn't a defense counsel need some inner coldness to sustain him?
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
Counsel for the crown, 253.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell

In poetry:

"No, I will tak my mither's counsel,
And marrie me owt o hand;
And I will tak the nut-browne bride,
Fair Annet may leive the land."
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang
How most exact is nature's frame!
How wise th' Eternal mind!
His counsels never change the scheme
That his first thoughts designed.
"Psalm 111 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Nor yet to scorn the tender aid
Of Christian martyr, virgin, sage,
And, meekly pondering in the shade,
Proffer ripe counsel to my Age.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
His words of prophecy reveal
Eternal counsels, deep designs;
His grace and vengeance shall fulfil
The peaceful and the dreadful lines.
"Hymn 25" by Isaac Watts
His counsel seek'st thou still prepar'd,
Nor canst without him live?
Wisdom to guide, and strength to guard,
Thy Husband hath to give.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
To scatter happiness o'er all—
To counsel,—pity,—or relieve:
To raise the weary-weak who fall,
And liberal, to lend,—to give.—
"The Greatest of all is Charity" by John Bowring

In news:

The due process rights of a man charged with two counts of Class C felony non-support of a dependent child were not violated when he was tried in absentia and without trial counsel, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled.
That's the counsel of the T-shirt.
General Counsel at American Family Association.
Patrick Vaughn is the General Counsel at American Family Association, a pro-family action group promoting traditional family values.
Outburst Leaves Counsel With Egg On Face.
Terry Eller joins Granite Construction as deputy general counsel.
Eller has joined Granite Construction Incorporated as deputy general counsel, effective April 26.
She will report to Michael Futch, vice president and general counsel.
I've looked over LOTS of premarital counseling guides, and I feel like every time I read one I know all the answers.
The Editor interviews G. William Quatman, Vice President and General Counsel, Burns & McDonnell.
In a March 24 op-ed, Viacom's general counsel, Michael Fricklas, defended his company's lawsuit against YouTube and Google.
What contributes to the growing complexity of corporate counsel's daily practice.
The lawyer for an Illinois car dealership that's being sued recently filed a motion, claiming the plaintiff had a "large breasted woman" sitting at the opposing counsel's table for no good reason.
Contact With In-House Counsel Of A Represented Entity .
In general, a lawyer may communicate with in-house counsel of a represented entity about the subject of the representation without obtaining the prior consent of the entity 's other counsel.

In science:

Special training must be given by the government to experts to take care of this children which includes giving psychological counseling to their parents and training these children to be self sufficient.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Prof Jeroen van den Hoven (IT Ethics) acts as the Chair of the Ethics Board, and Prof Stefan Bechtold (IT Law) is the Vice Chair and also the legal counsel to the Management Team.
Whether you were with me sur place or present through your caring counsel in calls, emails and letters, whether we spent un petit instant together or have shared the better part of our lives, you hold the most special of places in my heart because: We’l l always have Paris.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology