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discreet
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

10 uses
  • I have spoken to you indiscreetly about Danglars.
    Chapters 67-68 (97% in)
  • A glance at the king after this discreet and subtle exordium, assured Villefort of the benignity of his august auditor, and he went on:— "Sire, I have come as rapidly to Paris as possible, to inform your majesty that I have discovered, in the exercise of my duties, not a commonplace and insignificant plot, such as is every day got up in the lower ranks of the people and in the army, but an actual conspiracy—a storm which menaces no less than your majesty's throne.
    Chapters 9-10 (87% in)
  • ...the Genoese tartan) knew a smattering of all the tongues spoken on the shores of that large lake called the Mediterranean, from the Arabic to the Provencal, and this, while it spared him interpreters, persons always troublesome and frequently indiscreet, gave him great facilities of communication, either with the vessels he met at sea, with the small boats sailing along the coast, or with the people without name, country, or occupation, who are always seen on the quays of seaports, and...
    Chapters 22-23 (57% in)
  • "It is not indiscreet," returned Morcerf, with the simplicity of conviction.
    Chapters 41-42 (20% in)
  • "I will not detain you, monsieur," continued the countess; "I would not have our gratitude become indiscreet or importunate."
    Chapters 41-42 (48% in)
  • Undoubtedly, and so should I prefer it, after the effects I have seen produced; but of course it is a secret, and I am not so indiscreet as to ask it of you.
    Chapters 51-52 (97% in)
  • Andrea examined it carefully, to ascertain if the letter had been opened, or if any indiscreet eyes had seen its contents; but it was so carefully folded, that no one could have read it, and the seal was perfect.
    Chapters 81-82 (12% in)
  • At half-past three in the winter the fire was lighted by the discreet servant, who had the superintendence of the little apartment, and in the summer ices were placed on the table at the same hour.
    Chapters 105-106 (47% in)
  • I say there, for as I did not consider my house safe enough, or lawyers sufficiently discreet, and as landed property carries evidence with it, and moreover since you have no right to possess anything independent of your husband, I have kept this sum, now your whole fortune, in a chest concealed under that closet, and for greater security I myself concealed it there.
    Chapters 105-106 (67% in)
  • By degrees the sun disappeared behind the western horizon; but as though to prove the truth of the fanciful ideas in heathen mythology, its indiscreet rays reappeared on the summit of every wave, as if the god of fire had just sunk upon the bosom of Amphitrite, who in vain endeavored to hide her lover beneath her azure mantle.
    Chapter 117 (4% in)

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