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The Fountainhead
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  • I can't understand deliberate rottenness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There had been no deliberate intention behind it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She smiled and held the smile too long, in deliberate, fixed precision.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We felt we must explain to the public the nature of this deliberate attack on religion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It seems as if a deliberate malice had reversed in this building every conception proper to a religious structure.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Keating looked at him and held the glance deliberately, quietly, for a moment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She sat there, looking up at him, laughing deliberately in his face, laughing ungraciously and not gaily.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was as if his eyes concentrated deliberately on trying to throw the steady hand off its course on the paper.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Roark turned to him and said deliberately: "Dominique used to think just as you do."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She wore a plain gray suit; the contrast between its tailored severity and her appearance was deliberately exorbitant—and strangely elegant.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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?  (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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