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deliberate
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’I didn’t!’ she cried, recovering her speech; ’I did nothing deliberately.
  • By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.

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  • ’And you told a deliberate untruth!’ he said.
  • A deliberate deceiver.’
  • I did not relish the notion of deliberately fastening myself in with Heathcliff.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • How can you deliberately get up such paltry falsehoods?
  • I’d rather be three months ill, than hear you frame a deliberate lie.’
  • Besides, of all, he has selected my favourite pieces that I love the most to repeat, as if out of deliberate malice.’

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  • 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.

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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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