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discreet
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  • Use your own discretion, Bitzer.’
  • ’Thank you very much, sir,’ that discreet lady observed, ’but pray do not let My comfort be a consideration.
  • The round of visits was made; and Mr. James Harthouse, with a discreet use of his blue coaching, came off triumphantly, though with a considerable accession of boredom.
  • If Mr. Sleary were taking the money, he would be sure to know her, and would proceed with discretion.
  • If he were not, he would be sure to see them inside; and, knowing what he had done with the fugitive, would proceed with discretion still.

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

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