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discretion
used in Killing Kennedy

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Parental discretion advised.
Definition
good judgment or good taste
  • Her feelings are deeply hurt, but she sets the president's indiscretions aside for the sake of appearances, for the prestige of being First Lady, and most of all because she loves her husband—and believes that he loves her.
    p. 67.0
  • So he will continue with the political game he's played since he joined the Justice Department during World War I. He will endure Bobby Kennedy's overeager style, just as he will continue to chronicle, yet keep silent on, the president's indiscretions.
    p. 100.3
  • Surely John Kennedy can be allowed the minor indiscretion of appreciating this lovely twentysomething.
    p. 136.2
  • Prime Minister Macmillan is not guilty of a single indiscretion, but he is the man ultimately responsible for any secrets Profumo might inadvertently have leaked to his mistress.
    p. 173.8
  • JFK's indiscretions go far beyond those of Profumo.
    p. 174.0
  • When pressed by friends, he does not deny the indiscretions, explaining that he needs sex to curb his anxiety during intense times when he is often very lonely.
    p. 179.2
  • All the indiscretions and controversies of the past are forgotten.
    p. 292.9
  • Well after JFK's death, Hoover continued his practice of providing presidents with lurid classified files containing the personal indiscretions of high-ranking and influential individuals.
    p. 299.3

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  • This discretion carries over into politics.
    p. 150.1

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