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But," continued Aramis, "Bazin is a well trained servant, and seeing that I was not alone he discreetly retired.
The young man, I hear, lives with John and Natty Bumppo, and it’s always best to humor a patient, when it can be done discreetly—I say, discreetly, monsieur.
Meanwhile, the cursed Frenchman was eyeing me discreetly and askance, as though he wished to avoid witnessing my confusion.
Mademoiselle Mary de Mancini in particular," replied Raoul discreetly.
It was a most harmonious family group, and Newman discreetly retired.
Kim quoted the proverb with a meditative cough, looking discreetly earthward.
I had been introduced discreetly to several considerable persons as "Monsieur George.
On the origin of life itself he was discreetly vague.
And all the time three little bundles lay discreetly on the sward, proclaiming:
While he watched her he was aware that Lefferts and Chivers, on reaching the farther side of the street corner, had discreetly struck away across Fifth Avenue.
Then Miss Wilkinson, who had kept discreetly out of the way till the Careys had had a chance of welcoming their nephew, came into the room.
Pickering, catching from her lowered tone that this is not meant for him to hear, discreetly joins Higgins at the window].
It was during a relay that Porthos ventured to interrogate Aramis discreetly.
It was evident that to his intensely aristocratic nature this discussion of his intimate family affairs with a stranger was most abhorrent, and that he feared lest every fresh question would throw a fiercer light into the discreetly shadowed corners of his ducal history.
He went to his study, wrote, tore up, and wrote again a letter to his wife, asking her to come back on account of domestic difficulties which he specified at first, but in a later draft more discreetly left unspecified.
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