Was he on the verge of divulging his troubles?
Herodotus, owing to his religious awe and dread of divulging sacred mysteries, is only a second-rate source.
This rule was absolute; we forbade ourselves from divulging so much as a hint to anyone.
By divulging true information in small increments, the person can start a new habit - a habit of telling the truth.
Unfortunately, confidentiality laws prohibit Youn from divulging their names.