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discreet
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King Lear
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  • you should be ruled and led by some discretion, that discerns your state better than you yourself.
  • All’s not offence that indiscretion finds And dotage terms so.
  • Sir, I had thought, by making this well known unto you, To have found a safe redress; but now grow fearful, By what yourself too late have spoke and done, That you protect this course, and put it on By your allowance; which if you should, the fault Would not scape censure, nor the redresses sleep, Which, in the tender of a wholesome weal, Might in their working do you that offence Which else were shame, that then necessity Will call discreet proceeding.

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

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