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discreet
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • BOTTOM I grant you, friends, if you should fright the ladies out of their wits, they would have no more discretion but to hang us: but I will aggravate my voice so, that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove; I will roar you an ’twere any nightingale.
  • THESEUS True; and a goose for his discretion.
  • DEMETRIUS Not so, my lord; for his valour cannot carry his discretion, and the fox carries the goose.
  • THESEUS His discretion, I am sure, cannot carry his valour; for the goose carries not the fox.
  • It is well; leave it to his discretion, and let us listen to the moon.
  • THESEUS It appears, by his small light of discretion, that he is in the wane: but yet, in courtesy, in all reason, we must stay the time.

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

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