01. The bicycling group made a presentation to city [council] asking for their support in creating more bicycle lanes in the downtown area.
02. The mayor has postponed making a decision until the [council] meets in January.
03. City [councilors] are discussing a plan to reduce panhandling in the city center.
04. He goes to all the meetings of the city [council] to complain about the development in his neighborhood.
05. City [council] looks very different today, with a new mayor and three new aldermen.
06. The defense [counsel] questioned the witness for over an hour.
07. The King sought [counsel] from his most trusted ministers over the matter.
08. The National Arts [Council] is recommending a number of changes to the way in which their budget is divided.
09. You should speak to a city [councilor] if you want to see the area preserved as a park.
10. A number of [councils] were assembled over the centuries following the death of the Buddha to discuss his teachings.
11. In 1971, a [council] was established to discuss matters of common interest among the Nordic nations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
12. The National Security [Council] serves to advise the President on domestic, foreign, and military policies related to national security.
13. One of the municipal [councilors] has resigned in order to run for Senate.
14. Woodrow Wilson once observed that one cool judgment is worth a dozen hasty [councils].
15. Frodo appeared before the [council] of Elrond at Rivendell, where a decision was made on what to do with the magic ring of power.
16. My daughter has been elected president of the student [council] at her school.
17. The island nation of Grenada was seized by a Marxist military [council] in 1983.
18. Following the death of the Buddha, a [council] of 500 monks was formed to continue his teachings.
19. Frodo and the other hobbits went to Rivendell to attend a [council] with Elrond to decide what to do with the Ring of Power.

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