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deliberate
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The Scarlet Letter
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • At that epoch of pristine simplicity, however, matters of even slighter public interest, and of far less intrinsic weight than the welfare of Hester and her child, were strangely mixed up with the deliberations of legislators and acts of state.

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  • We deliberated into the evening.
  • We need to deliberate on this further before making a decision.

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unspecified meaning
  • "You would tell me, then, that I know all?" said Roger Chillingworth, deliberately, and fixing an eye, bright with intense and concentrated intelligence, on the minister’s face.
  • Tempted by a dream of happiness, he had yielded himself with deliberate choice, as he had never done before, to what he knew was deadly sin.

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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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