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deliberate
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The Fountainhead
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • Ellsworth did not sneak or hide, but committed his act openly, with systematic deliberation: he walked to the tap, turned it on, stood in the middle of the lawn and directed the hose at Johnny, his aim faultless—with Johnny’s mother just a few steps behind him down the street, with his own mother and father and the visiting minister in full view on the Toohey porch.

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  • We deliberated into the evening.
  • We need to deliberate on this further before making a decision.

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  • For God’s sake, you can’t go on like that, deliberately ruining yourself! I thought…well, yes, I thought you’d learned something today!
  • He wondered whether her attitude was a deliberate proof that she could ignore him more completely by seeing him often than by refusing to see him.

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  • It was as if his eyes concentrated deliberately on trying to throw the steady hand off its course on the paper.
  • However, I am anxious to forestall, if possible, what appears to be a tragedy, the spectacle of a young man of your obvious mental gifts setting out deliberately to make a mess of his life.
  • She wore a plain gray suit; the contrast between its tailored severity and her appearance was deliberately exorbitant—and strangely elegant.
  • She held the pose long enough to let him suspect that it was a deliberate pose deliberately planned; she broke it at the exact moment before he could become certain of it.
  • She held the pose long enough to let him suspect that it was a deliberate pose deliberately planned; she broke it at the exact moment before he could become certain of it.
  • They had been united in an understanding beyond the violence, beyond the deliberate obscenity of his action; had she meant less to him, he would not have taken her as he did; had he meant less to her, she would not have fought so desperately.
  • She sat there, looking up at him, laughing deliberately in his face, laughing ungraciously and not gaily.
  • I can’t understand deliberate rottenness.

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  • It seems as if a deliberate malice had reversed in this building every conception proper to a religious structure.
  • We felt we must explain to the public the nature of this deliberate attack on religion.
  • As one stands before its southern facade, one is stricken with the realization that the stringcourses, repeated with deliberate and gracious monotony from the third to the eighteenth story, these long, straight, horizontal lines are the moderating, leveling principle, the lines of equality.
  • He did nothing spectacular; his voice was low, metallic, inclined to sound monotonous; he was too correct, in a manner that was almost deliberate satire on correctness.
  • A few lines, the structure of a few muscles showed a magnificent talent that could not be hidden, that broke fiercely through the rest; the rest was a deliberate attempt to be obvious, vulgar and trite, a clumsy effort, unconvincing and tortured.
  • But Roark turned to him and said deliberately: "Dominique used to think just as you do."
  • Keating looked at him and held the glance deliberately, quietly, for a moment.
  • She smiled and held the smile too long, in deliberate, fixed precision.
  • There had been no deliberate intention behind it.
  • He was thirty-nine years old then, short, stocky, unkempt; he worked like a dog, missed his sleep and meals, drank seldom but then brutally, called his clients unprintable names, laughed at hatred and fanned it deliberately, behaved like a feudal lord and a longshoreman, and lived in a passionate tension that stung men in any room he entered, a fire neither they nor he could endure much longer.
  • She had seen him once running down a companionway; the picture remained in her mind; a tall white figure thrown forward in a streak of speed and confidence; his hand grasped a railing, risking deliberately the danger of a sudden break, gaining a new propulsion.
  • She felt something angry and dangerous, like a single, sudden twist within her, and she said, half in fear, half in deliberate invitation: "Doesn’t he remind you of Dwight Carson?

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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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