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deliberate
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Wuthering Heights
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deliberate
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • 'And you told a deliberate untruth!' he said.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are a hypocrite, too, are you? A deliberate deceiver.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Pray ride on! How can you deliberately get up such paltry falsehoods?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'I didn't!' she cried, recovering her speech; 'I did nothing deliberately.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I did not relish the notion of deliberately fastening myself in with Heathcliff.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'd rather be three months ill, than hear you frame a deliberate lie.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I happened to leave him ten minutes yesterday afternoon, and in that interval he fastened the two doors of the house against me, and he has spent the night in drinking himself to death deliberately! We broke in this morning, for we heard him sporting like a horse; and there he was, laid over the settle: flaying and scalping would not have wakened him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He would have recoiled still more had he been aware that her attachment rose unsolicited, and was bestowed where it awakened no reciprocation of sentiment; for the minute he discovered its existence he laid the blame on Heathcliff's deliberate designing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh!' she replied, 'I don't wish to limit his acquirements: still, he has no right to appropriate what is mine, and make it ridiculous to me with his vile mistakes and mispronunciations! Those books, both prose and verse, are consecrated to me by other associations; and I hate to have them debased and profaned in his mouth! Besides, of all, he has selected my favourite pieces that I love the most to repeat, as if out of deliberate malice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Miss Cathy conversant with no bad deeds except her own slight acts of disobedience, injustice, and passion, arising from hot temper and thoughtlessness, and repented of on the day they were committed was amazed at the blackness of spirit that could brood on and cover revenge for years, and deliberately prosecute its plans without a visitation of remorse.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: deliberate insult
as in: need to deliberate
as in: a deliberate thinker
as in: with all deliberate speed
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