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  • The Doctor delivered himself of these remarks slowly, deliberately, with occasional pauses and prolongations of accent, which made no great allowance for poor Catherine’s suspense as to his conclusion.
  • Of course she was thinking over her situation, and she was apparently doing so in a deliberate and unimpassioned manner, with a view of making the best of it.

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  • I have explained my views to Catherine; she understands them perfectly, and anything that she does further in the way of encouraging Mr. Townsend’s attentions will be in deliberate opposition to my wishes.
  • He has broken it off deliberately; he has given me up.
  • But she folded her work, deliberately and correctly, bending her burning face upon it.
  • But Mrs. Penniman was elaborately reserved and significantly silent; there was a richer rustle in the very deliberate movements to which she confined herself, and when she occasionally spoke, in connexion with some very trivial event, she had the air of meaning something deeper than what she said.

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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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