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How do you use the word discreet in a sentence?

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October 09, 2012 4:06PM

("discreet" means private, circumspect, unobtrusive while the similar word "discrete" means separate, individual)

He made some discreet inquiries about her brother's shady past.

I'll try to be a bit more discreet the next time.

To avoid suspicion, the secret agent had to be discreet and cautious.

There was a discreet silence in the house.

Being discreet is a good way to avoid hurting someone's feelings.

I could tell you her secret, but that wouldn't be discreet.

The hotel manager was very discreet concerning his clientele, especially the married men.
I was very discreet when I pointed out the flaws in their plan.
He was found guilty of a crime so discreet people couldn't understand what the crime was.