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deliberate
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Babbitt
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  • And he deliberately keeps it up till I bust out and say a lot of things I don’t mean.
  • He plodded into the house, deliberately went to the refrigerator and rifled it.

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  • Eathorne looked at him deliberately, hesitated, and gave him a nod more contemptuous than a direct cut.
  • At the Roughnecks’ Table at the club, Verg Gunch talked of the Good Citizens’ League and (it seemed to Babbitt) deliberately left him out of the invitations to join.
  • Fact, I think a fellow that’s willing to deliberately up and profit by lying ought to be shot!"
  • They furnished Babbitt with many happy evenings of discussion, during which he announced firmly, "I’m not strait-laced, and I don’t mind seeing a fellow throw in a drink once in a while, but when it comes to deliberately trying to get away with a lot of hell-raising all the while like the Doppelbraus do, it’s too rich for my blood!"
  • All the boys at the Athletic Club and the Boosters’ are sore, the way you go on deliberately touting Doane and his bunch of hell-hounds, and talking about being liberal—which means being wishy-washy—and even saying this preacher guy Ingram isn’t a professional free-love artist.

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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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