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deliberate
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • Bathsheba’s was an impulsive nature under a deliberative aspect.

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

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  • Oak’s motions, though they had a quiet-energy, were slow, and their deliberateness accorded well with his occupation.
  • The same fascination that caused him to think it an act which had a deliberate motive prevented him from regarding it as an impertinence.

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  • "You know what that feeling is," continued Boldwood, deliberately.
  • It was ten o’clock at least, when, walking deliberately through the lower part of Weatherbury, he heard the carrier’s spring van entering the village.
  • Being a woman with some good sense in reasoning on subjects wherein her heart was not involved, Bathsheba genuinely repented that a freak which had owed its existence as much to Liddy as to herself, should ever have been undertaken, to disturb the placidity of a man she respected too highly to deliberately tease.
  • Bathsheba was no schemer for marriage, nor was she deliberately a trifler with the affections of men, and a censor’s experience on seeing an actual flirt after observing her would have been a feeling of surprise that Bathsheba could be so different from such a one, and yet so like what a flirt is supposed to be.
  • Pennyways snuffed the candle, and then looked up and deliberately inspected Troy.
  • …hall with glaring obviousness, by gliding to the top of the stairs, assuring herself by listening to the heavy breathing of her maids that they were asleep, gliding down again, turning the handle of the door within which the young girl lay, and deliberately setting herself to do what, if she had anticipated any such undertaking at night and alone, would have horrified her, but which, when done, was not so dreadful as was the conclusive proof of her husband’s conduct which came with…

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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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