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War and Peace
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  • His voice was calm and deliberate.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then Efim deliberately doffed his hat and began crossing himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The colonel deliberately stopped the regiment and turned to Nesvitski.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Balaga took his seat in the front one and holding his elbows high arranged the reins deliberately.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But people who talk like that either do not know what they are talking about or deliberately deceive themselves.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Rostov was a truthful young man and would on no account have told a deliberate lie.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His eyes narrowed disdainfully, he entered the room of the Minister of War with peculiarly deliberate steps.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "One thing I ask of your excellency," Dolokhov said in his firm, ringing, deliberate voice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Though the performance was proceeding, he walked deliberately down the carpeted gangway, his sword and spurs slightly jingling and his handsome perfumed head held high.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had an intellectual and distinctive head, but the instant he turned to Prince Andrew the firm, intelligent expression on his face changed in a way evidently deliberate and habitual to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "All I can say, General," said he with a pleasant elegance of expression and intonation that obliged one to listen to each deliberately spoken word.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I have the pleasure of addressing Count Bezukhov, if I am not mistaken," said the stranger in a deliberate and loud voice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was on the very fact of being so young that Petya counted for success in reaching the Emperor—he even thought how surprised everyone would be at his youthfulness—and yet in the arrangement of his collar and hair and by his sedate deliberate walk he wished to appear a grown-up man.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But before he had thought of anything, Dolokhov, looking straight in his face, said slowly and deliberately so that everyone could hear: "Do you remember we had a talk about cards… 'He's a fool who trusts to luck, one should make certain,' and I want to try."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "So you are not afraid to play with me?" repeated Dolokhov, and as if about to tell a good story he put down the cards, leaned back in his chair, and began deliberately with a smile: "Yes, gentlemen, I've been told there's a rumor going about Moscow that I'm a sharper, so I advise you to be careful."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Had he forced her to prostrate herself to the ground all night, had he beaten her or made her fetch wood or water, it would never have entered her mind to think her position hard; but this loving despot—the more cruel because he loved her and for that reason tormented himself and her—knew how not merely to hurt and humiliate her deliberately, but to show her that she was always to blame for everything.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The third and most incomprehensible thing is that people studying history deliberately avoid seeing that this flank march cannot be attributed to any one man, that no one ever foresaw it, and that in reality, like the retreat from Fili, it did not suggest itself to anyone in its entirety, but resulted—moment by moment, step by step, event by event—from an endless number of most diverse circumstances and was only seen in its entirety when it had been accomplished and belonged to the…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER I. Prince Vasili was not a man who deliberately thought out his plans.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Very good!" said Bagration in reply to the officer's report, and began deliberately to examine the whole battlefield extended before him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Do you remember how we went to the Sparrow Hills with Madame Jacquot? … It's such an age…" "You are mistaken," said Boris deliberately, with a bold and slightly sarcastic smile.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dans le doute, mon cher," he paused, "abstiens-toi" *(2)—he articulated the French proverb deliberately.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a deliberate thinker
as in: deliberate insult
as in: need to deliberate
as in: with all deliberate speed
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