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deliberate
Used In
To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: a deliberate thinker Define
done with great care -- often slowly
  • He closed it, folded it deliberately, dropped it in his lap, and pushed his hat to the back of his head.
    p.201.9

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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
  • ...a lawyer once deliberately pushed a pile of books to the floor in a desperate effort to wake him up.
    p.220.3
  • I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers.
    p.23.2

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  • I had never encountered a being who deliberately perpetrated fraud against himself.
    p.268.9

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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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