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The Brothers Karamazov
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discreet
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • But he seemed to have as much contempt for the female sex as for men; he was discreet, almost unapproachable, with them.
  • And far from looking at him with indiscreet curiosity, I was afraid to look at him at all.
  • Till that moment he had thought it discreet not to contradict Grushenka too flatly in spite of her snubbing, since he had something to get out of her.
  • The President began his examination discreetly and very respectfully, as though afraid to touch on "certain chords," and showing consideration for her great unhappiness.
  • The visitor waited and sat exactly like a poor relation who had come down from his room to keep his host company at tea, and was discreetly silent, seeing that his host was frowning and preoccupied.
  • She must be there, in that lighted room, she must be behind the screen; and the unhappy man would have us believe that he stole up to the window, peeped respectfully in, and discreetly withdrew, for fear something terrible and immoral should happen.
  • I am horribly to blame," Alyosha repeated unconsoled, hiding his face in his hands in an agony of remorse for his indiscretion.

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

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