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deliberate
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: a deliberate thinker Define
done with great care -- often slowly
  • He rose deliberately from his chair and came towards them across the soundless carpet.

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  • She is a deliberate thinker—not the fastest, but always thorough.
  • She wasn’t accustomed to cold weather, but she managed to cross the icy street with deliberate care.

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as in: deliberate insult Define
to do something intentionally
  • In so far as he had time to remember it, he was not troubled by the fact that every word he murmured into the speakwrite, every stroke of his ink-pencil, was a deliberate lie.
  • Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise.

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  • ...almost as though the bird were deliberately showing off its virtuosity.
  • It was a memory that he must have deliberately pushed out of his consciousness over many years.
  • If the machine were used deliberately for that end, hunger, overwork, dirt, illiteracy, and disease could be eliminated within a few generations.
  • It is deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another.
  • Before they exposed their victims to public trial, they deliberately set themselves to destroy their dignity.
  • O’Brien leaned over him, deliberately bringing the worn face nearer.
  • He sat down on the plank bed, his back against the wall and the slate on his knees, and set to work deliberately at the task of re-educating himself.
  • She moved her clumsy shoe a few centimetres and deliberately crushed a twig.

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  • Even the names of the four Ministries by which we are governed exhibit a sort of impudence in their deliberate reversal of the facts.
  • These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.
  • The B vocabulary consisted of words which had been deliberately constructed for political purposes: words, that is to say, which not only had in every case a political implication, but were intended to impose a desirable mental attitude upon the person using them.
  • The discontents produced by his bare, unsatisfying life are deliberately turned outwards and dissipated by such devices as the Two Minutes Hate, and the speculations which might possibly induce a sceptical or rebellious attitude are killed in advance by his early acquired inner discipline.
  • To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary.

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  • She didn’t forget. She deliberately skipped the meeting.
  • Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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as in: deliberate insult Define
to do something intentionally
as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
as in: a deliberate thinker Define
done with great care -- often slowly
as in: with all deliberate speed Define
as fast as possible while being thorough and careful
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