Meaning: with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint; "I sent for the sergeant of the platoon both men were in and asked him to try to find out discreetly what lay behind this"
He was discreetly silent
Kameniev answered discreetly.
The joke was hazarded discreetly.
But William had discreetly retired.
His budding talents as a writer were not always used discreetly.
Perhaps a touch of the sun as well." The housekeeper smiled discreetly.
Even Dr Critchett had respectfully and discreetly made inquiries on his way home from chapel.
I drew him aside in the most natural manner on solitary walks, during which I discreetly sounded his feelings.
Down the steps she went, and deposited the ark discreetly at their foot; then returned to take up her position behind the curtains.
People discreetly dropped their eyes before my proud gaze, and into their hearts I know I forced the query, What manner of man can this mortal be?