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Usage examples for discretion

  1. De Guiche is discretion itself, Madame. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  2. They were that the old practice made it a matter of right to claim a special hearing on a law point, while the new order would leave it to the discretion of the judge. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  3. You should have used more discretion." – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  4. Lay down your arms, and surrender at discretion! – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  5. Hence, if you adopt the taper bolt, you will have to use your own discretion, unless you go into elaborate experiments to show how far the bolt head should be away from the metal when you begin to drive it. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  6. And what did he mean by 'the discretion of his men? – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  7. The speaker stopped with significant discretion. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  8. Maxwell was a man of discretion, and though he had ventured beyond the fringe of the Leopards' country, he only said: I don't know much about them. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  9. Now- she is losing her temper- and with it her discretion! – The Title Market by Emily Post
  10. His sudden exclamation caused the girl to turn, and as a reasonable frankness has always seemed to me essential to a nice discretion, I crawled out on the roof. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  11. Moreover, I would not advise you to speak again upon public matters for some time, perhaps a month or two; but I mean, never lose view of that great object; pursue it with discretion, but pursue it always. – Letters to His Son, 1753-1754 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  12. Only one dog faced her, and he, young, with more courage than discretion, rushed at her throat and in a moment was crushed by her huge paw. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely
  13. Dacres should exercise the greatest possible discretion. – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  14. " Of your discretion," she said, laughing. – A Man of Mark by Anthony Hope
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