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deliberate
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The War of the Worlds
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • There was something fungoid in the oily brown skin, something in the clumsy deliberation of the tedious movements unspeakably nasty.

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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
  • They laid their guns as deliberately as if they had been on parade, and fired at about a thousand yards’ range.
  • Mrs. Elphinstone—that was the name of the woman in white—would listen to no reasoning, and kept calling upon "George"; but her sister-in-law was astonishingly quiet and deliberate, and at last agreed to my brother’s suggestion.

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  • It was the first Martian my brother had seen, and he stood, more amazed than terrified, watching this Titan advancing deliberately towards the shipping, wading farther and farther into the water as the coast fell away.
  • Then I heard the slow, deliberate sound creeping towards me again.

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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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