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Pride and Prejudice
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discreet
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • "Kitty has no discretion in her coughs," said her father; "she times them ill."
  • We may as well wait, perhaps, till the circumstance occurs before we discuss the discretion of his behaviour thereupon.
  • Where does discretion end, and avarice begin?
  • She had even condescended to advise him to marry as soon as he could, provided he chose with discretion; and had once paid him a visit in his humble parsonage, where she had perfectly approved all the alterations he had been making, and had even vouchsafed to suggest some herself—some shelves in the closet upstairs.
  • Thoughtless and indiscreet I can easily believe him, but this step (and let us rejoice over it) marks nothing bad at heart.
  • Lydia laughed, and said: "Aye, that is just like your formality and discretion.

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

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