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used in The Magic Mountain

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1  —2 uses as in:
Parental discretion advised.
good judgment or good taste
  • And he recalled the calm, generous reply of "Oh, please, go ahead and look," that he had once received out of the dark night of the X-ray laboratory, when he had thought it necessary to ask permission to commit certain optical indiscretions.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (60% in)
  • A deep desire to enjoy the indiscretion blended with feelings of compassion and piety.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (94% in)

There are no more uses of "discretion" flagged with this meaning in The Magic Mountain.

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  • And when it comes to discretion, I can hold my own, I think I can assure you of that.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (75% in)
  • And at the thought, Hans Castorp turned his head to one side, and his face darkened with the shadow or respectability and assumed a look of discretion and propriety that seemed appropriate to such a vision.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (64% in)
  • That look on his face, as if he had something foul-tasting in his mouth, had become more and more pronounced; then he had been confined to his bed, and then he died—no one knew exactly when; the matter was handled with customary tact and discretion.
    6.1 - Changes (66% in)
  • Discretion probably plays a role as well.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (90% in)
  • But the local custom of discretion had meant that he learned of Karen's demise too late and that she had already been placed in a permanent horizontal position, in the garden of the cupid whose snowy cap was cocked to one side.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (34% in)
  • "This is the typical mode of experience of someone lost in a mountain snowstorm, who never finds his way home," he thought as he struggled along, the phrases emerging in tattered, breathless fragments—discretion forbade his putting it more explicitly.
    6.7 - Snow (53% in)
  • There was no reason to be shy about turning to Herr Settembrini for further information; inasmuch as the Italian had never been particularly careful about making a secret of his membership in that harmonious society, he could not reproach Herr Naphta for a lack of discretion in the matter.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (37% in)

There are no more uses of "discretion" in The Magic Mountain.

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