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deliberate
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As I Lay Dying
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as in: deliberate insult Define
to do something intentionally
  • there just aint nothing justifies the deliberate destruction of what a man has built with his own sweat

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  • She didn’t forget. She deliberately skipped the meeting.
  • Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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unspecified meaning
  • He spits with decorous and deliberate precision into the pocked dust below the porch.
  • In the lantern light his face is calm, musing; slowly he strokes his hands on his rain-coated thighs in a gesture deliberate, final and composed.

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  • It’s a deliberate flouting of her and of me.
  • A deliberate flouting of her and of me.

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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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