He took a few sips and finally broached the subject.
Finally he broached a subject almost as painful.
Giustiniani explains that he had to make proposals to the cardinal before he broached them to Henry, lest Wolsey "should resent the precedence conceded to the king."
They'd never made official application for custody, but when they broached the subject with the authorities it was met with less than enthusiasm.
It was in Armenia, while on his expedition against Persia, in 622 that, in an interview with Paul, the head of the Severians (Monophysites) there, Heraclius first broached the doctrine of the µia EvEp-yECa of Christ, i.e.