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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • Here, leaning over the banister, I cried out suddenly, and without at all deliberating on my words — "They are not fit to associate with me."
  • I deliberated a moment; my answer, when it did come, was objectionable: "I must keep in good health, and not die."

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  • I should, if I had deliberated, have replied to this question by something conventionally vague and polite; but the answer somehow slipped from my tongue before I was aware — "No, sir."
  • He turned at last, with measured deliberation.

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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
  • He deliberately scrutinised each sketch and painting.
  • Having indulged a while in this sedative, she raised her bent body, took the pipe from her lips, and while gazing steadily at the fire, said very deliberately — "You are cold; you are sick; and you are silly."

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  • If you think so, you must have a strange opinion of me; you must regard me as a plotting profligate — a base and low rake who has been simulating disinterested love in order to draw you into a snare deliberately laid, and strip you of honour and rob you of self— respect.
  • And the pocket-book was again deliberately produced, opened, sought through; from one of its compartments was extracted a shabby slip of paper, hastily torn off: I recognised in its texture and its stains of ultra-marine, and lake, and vermillion, the ravished margin of the portrait-cover.

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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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