Sentence in Classic:
I understand that this gentleman, your friend, is a man of honour and discretion, whom I may trust with a matter of the most extreme importance.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
With due discretion the incident itself may, however, be described, since it serves to illustrate some of those qualities for which my friend was remarkable.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Bilibin wrote that the obligation of diplomatic discretion tormented him, and he was happy to have in Prince Andrew a reliable correspondent to whom he could pour out the bile he had accumulated at the sight of all that was being done in the army.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Traddles still remained, perhaps, but it was very doubtful; and I had not sufficient confidence in his discretion or good luck, however strong my reliance was on his good nature, to wish to trust him with my situation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
In our boyish want of discretion I dare say we took too much to drink, and I know we talked too much.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
If he were not, he would be sure to see them inside; and, knowing what he had done with the fugitive, would proceed with discretion still.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Moreover her father, though excessively fond of her, treated her always as a toy; with the result that, as she grew to years of discretion, she became wholly wayward and spoilt.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
For as the people of Pisa were then without means either for subsistence or defence, it may be believed that had Antonio been there he would have reduced them to such extremities as would have forced them to surrender at discretion to the Florentines.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The path which the animal adopted rather turned off from the course pursued by the knight during the day; but as the horse seemed confident in his choice, the rider abandoned himself to his discretion.
He combined with admirable art, and in masterly proportions, the thirst of a gormandizer with the discretion of a judge.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
He believed at that moment that he had a grave duty to perform: the restitution of the six hundred thousand francs to some one whom he sought with all possible discretion.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context