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discreet
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  • He took the greatest care of his fair silken hair and moustache and used perfume discreetly on his handkerchief.
  • I may have stood there for an hour, seeing nothing but the brown-clad figure cast by my imagination, touched discreetly by the lamplight at the curved neck, at the hand upon the railings and at the border below the dress.
  • The dark discreet room, their isolation, the music that still vibrated in their ears united them.
  • "No, no, no!" said Father Keon, speaking in a discreet, indulgent, velvety voice.
  • They went down to a discreet part of the corridor.

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

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