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discretion
used in Middlemarch

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Parental discretion advised.
Definition
good judgment or good taste
  • If Wrong, if Craft, if Indiscretion Act as fair parts with ends as laudable?
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (50% in)
  • Rosamond never committed a second compromising indiscretion.
    Finale (45% in)

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  • She had a letter to post—a letter addressed to Mr. Ladislaw and written with charming discretion, but intended to hasten his arrival by a hint of trouble.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (40% in)
  • Mr. Wrench, medical attendant to the Vincy family, very early had grounds for thinking lightly of Lydgate's professional discretion, and there was no report about him which was not retailed at the Vincys', where visitors were frequent.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (80% in)
  • "My son's choice shall be mine," said Mrs. Farebrother, with majestic discretion, "and a wife would be most welcome, Camden.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (79% in)
  • If Dorothea, after her night's anguish, had not taken that walk to Rosamond—why, she perhaps would have been a woman who gained a higher character for discretion, but it would certainly not have been as well for those three who were on one hearth in Lydgate's house at half-past seven that evening.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (73% in)

There are no more uses of "discretion" in Middlemarch.

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