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as in: deliberate insult Define
to do something intentionally
  • They might have had some natural cause, or they might be due to deliberate censorship by the Overlords.

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  • She didn’t forget. She deliberately skipped the meeting.
  • Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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unspecified meaning
  • Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion.
  • I’ve watched him carefWly this last week, and have deliberately avoided helping him.

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  • There could be no doubt that its scholarship and virtuosity, its tantali7ing glimpses of knowledge still untapped were deliberately designed to convince mankind that it was in the presence of overwhelming intellectual power.
  • Everything about the Colony was deliberately planned, as the result of many years of study by a group of very remarkable men.
  • Had the Supervisor deliberately let him escape into space, almost a century ago, so that he could return to play the role he was flulfihling now?
  • To understand, you must go back into the past and recover much that your ancestors would have found familiar, but which you have forgotten-which, in fact, we deliberately helped you to forget.

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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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