DISCREET in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISCREET
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discreet
 a.  careful not to cause embarrassment or attract a lot of attention; distinguishable
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  The round of visits was made; and Mr. James Harthouse, with a discreet use of his blue coaching, came off triumphantly, though with a considerable accession of boredom.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
2  The following day he had lunch with Connie and Hilda, at some discreet place.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
3  Mr Elliot was rational, discreet, polished, but he was not open.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
4  But the young maiden, being discreet and of good repute, would ever avoid him, for she feared his evil name.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
5  You are perfectly right to be wary and discreet.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
6  Make a discreet inquiry also as to any strangers in the neighbourhood.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
7  I found that country pub which I had already recommended to your notice, and there I made my discreet inquiries.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
8  I rapidly overtook it, and then, keeping at a discreet distance of a hundred yards or so, I followed its lights until we were clear of the town.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
9  He had separated the work-rooms in order to separate the sexes, and so that the women and girls might remain discreet.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
10  A discreet candle lighted, one might almost say, made a show of lighting the parlor.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VIII—A SUCCESSFUL INTERROGATORY
11  A certain amount of dreaming is good, like a narcotic in discreet doses.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
12  Gavroche, who was not very discreet, listened.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAI...
13  There had been no ring, which was discreet on such a day.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
14  But he meant to be discreet in that quarter.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
15  Why, we are looked upon with a rather favorable eye by a lady of quality, the Duchesse de--but, your pardon; my master has commanded me to be discreet.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 34 IN WHICH THE EQUIPMENT OF ARAMIS AND PORTHOS IS TREATED OF
Example Sentence:
1  Some areas for the ladies to consider: hair cut, color, makeup, shoes, purses, clothing, jewelry and certain discreet cultural factors.
2  I based my decision to confide in him on the supposition that he would be discreet.
3  We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going.
4  Thy friend has a friend and thy friend's friend has a friend so be discreet.
5  I should make a few discreet enquiries about the firm before you sign anything.
6  A discreet glance at the clock told me the interview had lasted an hour.
7  The idea is to expand recruitment of spies beyond the traditional method of a discreet "tap on the shoulder" at university.
8  She coughed discreetly to announce her presence.
9  Garland covered his mouth with his hand and belched discreetly.
10  Bland, banal music tinkled discreetly from hidden loudspeakers.