counsel (n.) Old form(s): councell, counsaile , counsell
secrecy, confidence, privacy
AW III.vii.9[Helena to Widow] to your sworn counsel I have spoken
Cym III.ii.36[Innogen as if to her sealed letter] blest be / You bees that make these locks of counsel
Ham III.ii.151[Hamlet to Ophelia] The players cannot keep counsel
MW I.i.113[Falstaff to Shallow] 'Twere better for you if it were known in counsel
TNK III.i.83[Arcite to Palamon] With counsel of the night, I will be here [i.e. in secret, only the night will know]
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