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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)

  • 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)

  • 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 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: with all deliberate speed
as in: deliberate insult
as in: need to deliberate
as in: a deliberate thinker
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