That I have some claim to the exercise of a veto here, would not, I believe, be denied by any reasonable person cognizant of the relations between us: relations which, though thrown into the past by your recent procedure, are not thereby annulled in their character of determining antecedents.
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
I was also cognizant of how good it felt to actually be able to say what I thought to someone.