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  • I’m not narrow, but I must say I don’t see any use in this deliberately dragging in immorality!
  • But she was a deliberate and joyous spendthrift in her preparations for her first party, the housewarming.

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  • She deliberately misunderstood.
  • 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!"
  • Deliberately bamboozling me into going up there tonight.
  • 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——
  • 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——"

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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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