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discreet
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Great Expectations
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  • In our boyish want of discretion I dare say we took too much to drink, and I know we talked too much.
  • It led to my remarking, with more zeal than discretion, that it came with a bad grace from him, to whom Startop had lent money in my presence but a week or so before.
  • That discreet damsel was attired as usual, except that she was now engaged in substituting for her green kid gloves a pair of white.
  • This is an authority to him to pay you that money, to lay out at your irresponsible discretion for your friend.
  • Herbert had told me on former occasions, and now reminded me, that he first knew Miss Clara Barley when she was completing her education at an establishment at Hammersmith, and that on her being recalled home to nurse her father, he and she had confided their affection to the motherly Mrs. Whimple, by whom it had been fostered and regulated with equal kindness and discretion, ever since.

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  • I trust her to be discreet.
  • You can count on her to be discreet.

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