It is critical to focus on concrete and implementable options, on a low profile, discretion and promptness.
He keeps order chiefly thanks to the patronage that he can grant and withdraw according to his discretion and whim.
She has a cage where food, water, and a litter box are provided for her, but she enters only at her own discretion.
I think I am going to go with discretion,” he says, “for once in my life.
The town of Paradise told parents that trick-or-treating was “at your discretion.”
Al's anger and contempt were so great that he had lost all sense of discretion.
And he seemed to have his prisoner entirely to his own discretion.
As though any great poet who had come to years of discretion could be a materialist or an infidel.
I rely on you to read my letters to her with care and discretion.
In granting the increase Congress authorized the President in his discretion to augment that force to 87,800.
c.1300, dyscrecyun, "moral discernment," from Old French discrecion or directly from Late Latin discretionem (nominative discretio) "discernment, power to make distinctions," in classical Latin "separation, distinction," noun of state from past participle stem of discernere "to separate, distinguish" (see discern). Phrase at (one's) discretion attested from 1570s, from sense of "power to decide or judge" (late 14c.); the age of discretion (late 14c.) in English law was 14.