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discreet
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  • Mrs. Rouncewell can trust to the discretion of her two young hearers and may tell THEM how the terrace came to have that ghostly name.
  • I leave it to your discretion, Esther.
  • What time the beadle, hovering between the door of Mr. Krook’s establishment and the door of the Sol’s Arms, shows the curiosity in his keeping to a few discreet spirits and accepts the compliment of a glass of ale or so in return.
  • She, equally discreet, busies herself with her needlework.
  • Tulkinghorn," says Sir Leicester, "is always welcome here and always discreet wheresoever he is.
  • But she is a little dreaded elsewhere in consequence of an indiscreet profusion in the article of rouge and persistency in an obsolete pearl necklace like a rosary of little bird’s-eggs.
  • This Mr. George does with great discretion, appearing to address himself to Mr. Bagnet, but having an eye solely on the old girl all the time, as Bagnet has himself.
  • Then you cannot be too discreet.
  • "I hope, guardian," said I, "that you may not trust too much to my discretion.
  • Highly indiscreet of me to mention it; but my dear Miss Fitz Jarndyce, I am afraid I am at times (between ourselves, you wouldn’t think it) a little—rambling you know," said Miss Flite, touching her forehead.
  • "I’m surprised at the indiscreetness you commit.

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

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