DISCRETE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISCRETE
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discrete
 a.  clearly separate or different in shape or form; consisting of unconnected distinct parts
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  Use your own discretion, Bitzer.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
2  If Mr. Sleary were taking the money, he would be sure to know her, and would proceed with discretion.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
3  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
4  He only replied, "Silence, maiden; thy tongue outruns thy discretion."
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
5  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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  Sir Sluggish Knight, I drink to thee," said the hermit; "respecting thy valour much, but deeming wondrous slightly of thy discretion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
7  Truly, I fear they will lose in valour what they may gain in discretion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
8  Brother," said he to the Knight, "thou shouldst have used thy strength with more discretion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
9  Groups of every description were to be seen devouring the food and swallowing the liquor thus abandoned to their discretion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
10  Yes, the profession is well enough under two circumstances: if it make the fortune, and there be discretion in spending it; but, in short, it is not a favourite profession of mine.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  Such a victory over Edmund's discretion had been beyond their hopes, and was most delightful.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  I was very much pleased with what I collected to have been your behaviour on the occasion; it shewed a discretion highly to be commended.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
13  Sir Thomas gave her more credit for discretion on the occasion than she deserved; and Fanny could have blessed her for allowing her only to see her displeasure, and not to hear it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
14  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
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
15  I trust very much to your judgment and discretion, and I know that you will advise me for the best.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
Example Sentence:
1  The universe is composed of discrete bodies.
2  It includes discrete identifiable trace fossils.
3  I regret to see you again become a starting point discrete.
4  The school governors have absolute discretion over which pupils they admit.
5  The judge exercised his discretion rightly to admit the evidence.
6  There's no need for anyone to tell you what to do next - you're old enough to use your own discretion.
7  I'll leave it up to you to use your discretion.
8  The test of benefit of a class leaves the courts considerable discretion as to how to define the class.
9  Police work involves a considerable degree of flexibility and discretion.
10  How much to tell terminally ill patients is left to the discretion of the doctor.
11  The president used his executive discretion to pardon the two men.
12  You must show discretion in choosing your friend.
13  Larsson sometimes joined in the fun, but with more discretion.
14  The decision to prosecute is totally up to the discretion of the police.
15  The servants showed great tact and discretion.