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  • Well, I have been indiscreet, formerly; but I think I have got over it.
  • She had told Morris Townsend that she would not mention him to her father, and she saw no reason to retract this vow of discretion.
  • Allow me to say that it is extremely indiscreet of you to form secret alliances with young men.
  • Only, I should add, he should choose his line with discretion.
  • "Ah, yes, with discretion," Morris Townsend repeated sympathetically.
  • She sat motionless, with her eyes bent down, staring at her open fan, deeply flushed, shrinking together as if to minimise the indiscretion of which she confessed herself guilty.
  • I have not interfered, I have left you your liberty, I have remembered that you are no longer a little girl-that you have arrived at years of discretion.
  • My daughter, whom you have never seen, is nothing to you; and I, possibly, am only an indiscreet and impertinent old man.
  • Then she saw a gentleman standing in the middle of the room, from which her aunt had discreetly retired.
  • No, I am not discreet; I know I am too pressing.
  • You are not discreet.
  • Excuse my indiscretion.

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

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