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  • a  marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
    his trusted discreet aide
    a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace
  • s  unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
    a discreet silence
  • s  heedful of potential consequences
    a discreet investor

  • The new ambassador is a model of the classic diplomat: discreet, discerning and infinitely patient.
  • Physicians are now more discreet while recommending chest X-ray to a patient.
  • The gray-haired Caruana, 52, is so discreet that the only figure many neighbors have seen in his doorway this year is the plastic Santa Claus he failed to put back in his attic .
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  • Charlie Sheen Rejects Farrah Abraham
    Teen Mom star, Farrah Abraham recently made a porn flick with James Deen and it must have gone to her head because now she thinks she’s ready to run with the big boys. Who’s she after…none other than bad boy Charlie Sheen. But when Abraham failed to keep things discreet, Sheen quickly shut her down [...]
    June 15, 2013 - Reality TV Magazine
  • Yonkers cops tackle ‘community guns’ with unique approach
    Yonkers, NEW YORK (PIX11) — Is an ideal place to hide a shared burner in the weeds of an empty lot? Also known as a hammer, could it be found inside a discreet garbage can? Or can the biscuit, as others have called it, be discovered inside of construction pylon?
    June 13, 2013 - WPIX 11 New York
  • Art Imitates Life: With Nathan Lane in the lead, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is an entertaining, must-see spectacle
    Stage: Nathan Lane is playing a flamboyantly gay character on Broadway, one who feels compelled to be closeted, or at least discreet. No, his name is not Albert, and he doesn't try to pass as Mrs. Coleman, the mother of his lover's son. The Nance is definitely not a retread of The Birdcage . In fact, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is much gayer -- and far more sophisticated -- than The ...
    June 13, 2013 - Metro Weekly

  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    The longer I am here, the more I am persuaded that progress in Iraq cannot be analyzed solely in terms of these discreet, precisely defined benchmarks because, in many cases, these benchmarks do not serve as reliable measures of everything that is... Ryan Crocker http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Crocker&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE76wqtf-GsQghk4EcAyhT8wl02mQ ABC News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory%3Fid%3D3392788&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFPE_QLMo0A3EixMJlUG27QVMnxZQ Jul 19, 2007 28265 37216 discreet These aren't folks who are working for me," Obama said. "They are not people, you know, who I have assigned to a job in the future administration, and ultimately my assumption is that this is a discreet task that they are going to be...
  • Kelsey Grammer in New York Daily News
    Certainly, the time will come when I do see another woman,he added. "I expect Camille to see other men. I hope people and the press will understand that we are both free to carry on with our lives. I ask that everyone remain discreet for...

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