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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
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Etymology

From Middle English avis, French avis; + Old French vis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] visum (seemed, seen); really past participle of videre (to see, so that); which has seemed best. See vision, and confer avise, advise.

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advice

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  1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
    We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. — Franklin
  2. (obsolete) Deliberate consideration; knowledge.
    How shall I dote on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love her? Shakespeare
  3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; -- used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice. McElrath.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. Wharton.

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See also

  • advice boat - a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat
  • to take advice - To accept advice; To consult with another or others

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