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Sense and Sensibility
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  • If I were you, whatever I did should be done at my own discretion entirely.
  • For the comfort of her children, had she consulted only her own wishes, she would have kept it; but the discretion of Elinor prevailed.
  • But, my dear Marianne, as it has already exposed you to some very impertinent remarks, do you not now begin to doubt the discretion of your own conduct?
  • Use your own discretion, however, in communicating to her what I have told you.
  • She performed her promise of being discreet, to admiration.
  • And with this admirable discretion did she defer the assurance of her finding their mutual relatives more disagreeable than ever, and of her being particularly disgusted with his mother, till they were more in private.
  • She would have given the world to be able to speak—and to make them understand that she hoped no coolness, no slight, would appear in their behaviour to him;—but she had no utterance, and was obliged to leave all to their own discretion.

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

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