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deliberate
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Gulliver's Travels
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • They went some paces off, as if it were to confer together, walking side by side, backward and forward, like persons deliberating upon some affair of weight, but often turning their eyes towards me, as it were to watch that I might not escape.

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

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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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