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discreet
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Angels & Demons
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  • He moved with ramrod exactness, the earpiece hidden discreetly behind one ear making him look more like U.S. Secret Service than Swiss Guard.
  • I feel I owe her at least that modicum of discretion.
  • But they had been discreet, hadn’t they?
  • I decided discretion was paramount.
  • Vigilance and discretion are my duty . such that spiritual matters can take place here with clarity of mind.
  • We sweep for electronic bugs, Miss Vetra-a matter of discretion.
  • Kneeling beside Olivetti, out of sight behind some pews, Langdon discreetly took possession of the commander’s semiautomatic and walkie-talkie.
  • Half an hour, Rocher thought, discreetly checking his Swiss chronometer in the dim light of the candelabra lighting the hall.
  • Mr. Langdon and Ms. Vetra, Although it is my profound desire to request your discretion in the matters of the past 24 hours, I cannot possibly presume to ask more of you than you have already given.

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

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