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  • She deliberately misunderstood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Deliberately bamboozling me into going up there tonight.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'm not narrow, but I must say I don't see any use in this deliberately dragging in immorality!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But she was a deliberate and joyous spendthrift in her preparations for her first party, the housewarming.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Miss Villets stiffened, and attacked: "It may be all very well in cities, where they have unlimited funds, to let nasty children ruin books and just deliberately tear them up, and fresh young men take more books out than they are entitled to by the regulations, but I'm never going to permit it in this library!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • First you deliberately fire some question at him that you know darn well he can't answer—any fool could see you were experimenting with him—and then you shock him by talking of mistresses or something, like you were doing just now——" "Of course the pure Samuel never speaks of such erring ladies in his private conversations!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Um, well, maybe, but——Carrie, you always talk so much about getting all you can out of life, and not letting the years slip by, and here you deliberately go and deprive yourself of a lot of real good home pleasure by not enjoying people unless they wear frock coats and trot out——" ("Morning clothes.  (not reviewed by editor)

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