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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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deliberate
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • After long deliberation, Otto Frank decided to fulfill his daughter’s wish and publish her diary.
  • After long deliberation, I finally came up with an idea, something funny.

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

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unspecified meaning
  • We explained the whole thing to him, about how we’d deliberately spread the rumor of the officer and the car to throw the Germans and anyone else who might come looking for us off the track.
  • (It’s now quarter to three on Wednesday af— ternoon and Mr. Dussel is snoring again, which is why it flashed through my mind, of course.) When I had to use the potty, I deliberately made more noise to get the snoring to stop.

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  • To put on an act like that and then deliberately be so meanů. No,Peter, that’s not my idea ofa joke.
  • I’ve hid any— thing having to do with me from Father, never shared my ideals with him, deliberately alienated myself from him.
  • Perhaps Providence is deliberately biding its time getting rid of Hider, since it’s much easier, and cheaper, for the Allies to let the impeccable Germans kill each other off.
  • Not everything Mistress Anne does is good! Any— one who deliberately causes such pain to someone they say they love is despicable, the lowest of the low! What I’m most ashamed of is the way Father has forgiven me; he said he’s going to throw the letter in the stove, and he’s being so nice to me now, as if he were the one who’d done something wrong.

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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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