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discretion
used in Jane Eyre

5 uses
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Parental discretion advised.
Definition
good judgment or good taste
  • What if a former caprice (a freak very possible to a nature so sudden and headstrong as his) has delivered him into her power, and she now exercises over his actions a secret influence, the result of his own indiscretion, which he cannot shake off, and dare not disregard?
    Chapter 16 (40% in)
  • ...in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant of your acquaintances' secrets: people will instinctively find out, as I have done, that it is not your forte to tell of yourself, but to listen while others talk of themselves; they will feel, too, that you listen with no malevolent scorn of their indiscretion, but with a kind of innate sympathy; not the less comforting and encouraging because it is very unobtrusive in its manifestations."
    Chapter 14 (65% in)

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  • One never knows what she has, sir: she is so cunning: it is not in mortal discretion to fathom her craft.
    Chapter 26 (66% in)
  • The confidence he had thought fit to repose in me seemed a tribute to my discretion: I regarded and accepted it as such.
    Chapter 15 (50% in)
  • I wish to remind you that it was you who first said to me, with that discretion I respect in you — with that foresight, prudence, and humility which befit your responsible and dependent position — that in case I married Miss Ingram, both you and little Adele had better trot forthwith.
    Chapter 23 (34% in)

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