Examples of discreet in a Sentence
- For a couple who wanted a discreet bar between the study and the living room, Quogue, New York, architect Stuart Disston designed a small-scale bar that's hidden behind … doors under the stairs and takes advantage of plumbing in an adjacent powder room. —Sallie Brady, This Old House, January/February 2006
- Without the knowledge of the exiled African National Congress leadership, he entered into a discreet dialogue with the South African government—which was reaching a similar conclusion. He later succeeded in convincing suspicious comrades of the need for a negotiated solution. —F. W. De Klerk, Time, 18 Apr. 2005
- The New York Stock Exchange, meanwhile, has proposed a rule that would bar a stock-market analyst from talking to newspapers that fail to disclose the analyst's conflicts of interest. Even the C.E.O. of Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street's most discreet firms, has chimed in … and has extorted his peers to restore "trust in our system." —New Yorker, 9 Dec. 2002
- Discreet disclaimers by the tourist board to the effect that "there is no evidence whatever that Prince Vlad Tepes (TSEH-pesh), or Vlad the Impaler, inhabited the castle" do nothing to discourage its notoriety as Dracula's reputed residence. Mythically, at least, this is in fact where he lived—and always will. —Erik Sandberg-Diment, New York Times, 21 June 1998
he was very discreet, only saying what was necessary
with a discreet gesture, she signalled to her husband that she was ready to leave the party
Recent Examples of discreet from the Web
The pair quickly became friends, even taking vacations together, as evidenced by Instagram shots like these: The Mulroneys have reportedly hosted discreet dinner parties for Markle and Prince Harry in Toronto.
Meanwhile, Lawrence is coping with discreet paranormal and maybe psychological disturbances.
Unlike in the past, where these were discreet doors, Largerfeld's have more of a wow-effect.
Key detail: The audio system’s three-zone volume control allows for discreet, and discrete, programming for front-seat adults.
Four Seasons Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., 582-2800; fourseasons.com/palmbeach: Located on the southern end of town, this standout has a delightfully low-key, discreet, and yet sumptuous atmosphere, a spacious new spa, and an excellent alfresco café.
His racist views are shared by 10 percent to 20 percent of Americans, most of whom are more discreet in airing their views in public.
Many schools are taking steps to make counseling visits more discreet.
Hazelton takes a sneak peek under the carpet, pulling it up in a discreet location.
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DISCREET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of discreet for English Language Learners
: not likely to be seen or noticed by many people
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Definition of discreet for Students
- “ … he must be discreet and say nothing about this visit of mine.”
- —Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee
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