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The Age of Innocence
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  • Archer was angry: so angry that he came near scribbling a word on his card and going away; then he remembered that in writing to Madame Olenska he had been kept by excess of discretion from saying that he wished to see her privately.
  • At any rate, the Blenker habitation would probably be deserted, and he would be able, without indiscretion, to satisfy a vague curiosity concerning it.
  • But these mysteries, and many others, were closely locked in Mr. Jackson’s breast; for not only did his keen sense of honour forbid his repeating anything privately imparted, but he was fully aware that his reputation for discretion increased his opportunities of finding out what he wanted to know.
  • This report, the result of discreet enquiries .
  • While he watched her he was aware that Lefferts and Chivers, on reaching the farther side of the street corner, had discreetly struck away across Fifth Avenue.
  • After a little while he did not regret Dallas’s indiscretion.
  • It only makes people want to nose ’cause out," he always objected when enjoined to discretion.

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

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