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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Now, excuse the indiscretion, marquis, but have you any landed property?
  • Without uttering a word, they bandaged his eyes with a care that showed their apprehensions of his committing some indiscretion.
  • Constancy and Discretion.
  • As we have said, the inspector, from discretion, and that he might not disturb the Abbe Faria’s pupil in his researches, had seated himself in a corner, and was reading Le Drapeau Blanc.
  • "His excellency the Count of Monte Cristo had," he said, "given positive orders that the carriage was to remain at their lordships’ orders all day, and they could therefore dispose of it without fear of indiscretion."
  • I have spoken to you indiscreetly about Danglars.
  • "It is not indiscreet," returned Morcerf, with the simplicity of conviction.
  • "I will not detain you, monsieur," continued the countess; "I would not have our gratitude become indiscreet or importunate."
  • Since I have arrived at years of discretion and become my own master, I have been constantly seeking him, but all in vain.
  • Undoubtedly, and so should I prefer it, after the effects I have seen produced; but of course it is a secret, and I am not so indiscreet as to ask it of you.
  • "Would it be an indiscretion to ask to see those precious pills?" continued Beauchamp, hoping to take him at a disadvantage.
  • Pardon me, I had no intention of committing an indiscretion.
  • Indiscretion,—oh, you make us happy by giving us an excuse for expatiating on this subject.
  • A youthful indiscretion, I suppose, which you were anxious to conceal from the world at large?
  • He felt assured that the perfect indiscretion of his friend would duly inform him of all that happened; and as, during three years that he had travelled all over Italy, a similar piece of good fortune had never fallen to his share, Franz was by no means sorry to learn how to act on such an occasion.
  • Her face, therefore, like that of the gentleman, was perfectly unknown to the two concierges, who were perhaps unequalled throughout the capital for discretion.
  • At half-past three in the winter the fire was lighted by the discreet servant, who had the superintendence of the little apartment, and in the summer ices were placed on the table at the same hour.
  • Andrea examined it carefully, to ascertain if the letter had been opened, or if any indiscreet eyes had seen its contents; but it was so carefully folded, that no one could have read it, and the seal was perfect.
  • …it, had overheard our conversation, interrupted us by saying, ’Villefort’—observe that the king did not pronounce the word Noirtier, but, on the contrary, placed considerable emphasis on that of Villefort—’Villefort,’ said his majesty, ’is a young man of great judgment and discretion, who will be sure to make a figure in his profession; I like him much, and it gave me great pleasure to hear that he was about to become the son-in-law of the Marquis and Marquise de Saint-Meran.
  • By degrees the sun disappeared behind the western horizon; but as though to prove the truth of the fanciful ideas in heathen mythology, its indiscreet rays reappeared on the summit of every wave, as if the god of fire had just sunk upon the bosom of Amphitrite, who in vain endeavored to hide her lover beneath her azure mantle.
  • I say there, for as I did not consider my house safe enough, or lawyers sufficiently discreet, and as landed property carries evidence with it, and moreover since you have no right to possess anything independent of your husband, I have kept this sum, now your whole fortune, in a chest concealed under that closet, and for greater security I myself concealed it there.
  • "I ask your pardon, my dear count," said Albert, "for following you here, and I must first tell you that it was not the fault of your servants that I did so; I alone am to blame for the indiscretion.
  • A glance at the king after this discreet and subtle exordium, assured Villefort of the benignity of his august auditor, and he went on:— "Sire, I have come as rapidly to Paris as possible, to inform your majesty that I have discovered, in the exercise of my duties, not a commonplace and insignificant plot, such as is every day got up in the lower ranks of the people and in the army, but an actual conspiracy—a storm which menaces no less than your majesty’s throne.
  • …the Genoese tartan) knew a smattering of all the tongues spoken on the shores of that large lake called the Mediterranean, from the Arabic to the Provencal, and this, while it spared him interpreters, persons always troublesome and frequently indiscreet, gave him great facilities of communication, either with the vessels he met at sea, with the small boats sailing along the coast, or with the people without name, country, or occupation, who are always seen on the quays of seaports, and…

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

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