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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • (Cf: Bibliography, Appendix VII [Imperial Conditioning] and Betrayal, The.) -from "Dictionary of Muad’Dib" by the Princess Irulan Although he heard Dr. Yueh enter the training room, noting the stiff deliberation of the man’s pace, Paul remained stretched out face down on the exercise table where the masseuse had left him.

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

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  • And she knew she was being goaded into this anger deliberately.
  • Or is it possible he deliberately sacrificed himself that his son might find a better life?

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  • Deliberately he bent over the end of the table, spat on its polished surface.
  • Leto had said it was a deliberate statement of power and wealth for this house to ignore such precautions, its doors and windows being sealed only against the omnipresent dust.
  • He deliberately forked a bite of food from his companion’s plate, ate it.
  • I do believe this is a deliberate thing; the Emperor wants it that way.
  • He deliberately sacrificed himself to get that carrier.
  • Rabban advanced another step, thinking that the damnable old man had deliberately removed all chairs, forcing a visitor to stand.
  • He’s deliberately trying to arouse my anger, the Baron thought.
  • He stood over the body, knife in hand, raised his eyes with deliberate slowness to look across the room at the Emperor.

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  • "You deliberately cultivate this air, this bravura," she charged.
  • Uliet walked three paces and deliberately fell on his own knife, thus "removing" himself.
  • TRUTHTRANCE: semihypnotic trance induced by one of several "awareness spectrum" narcotics in which the petit betrayals of deliberate falsehood are apparent to the truthtrance observer.
  • You’re deliberately attempting to undermine my faith in my abilities as a Mentat," he rasped.
  • He looked directly at the Emperor, spoke with deliberate lack of emphasis: "We have been friends, Majesty.

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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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