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deliberate
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Ender's Game
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as in: deliberate insult Define
to do something intentionally
  • Graff had deliberately set him up to be separate from the other boys, made it impossible for him to be close to them.

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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
  • Graff had deliberately caused it.
  • So is any deliberate injury.

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  • She shoved off, spinning deliberately; with a few deft hand moves she steadied herself, and began aiming carefully at ball after ball.
  • At first Peter insisted that they be deliberately inflammatory.
  • So Ender deliberately took hold of what they were treating as a floor and dangled from it upside down.
  • Since most of the others stole glances at him from time to time, including the ones Petra was talking with, Ender was pretty sure she was deliberately avoiding his glance.
  • But the longer it went on, with no one coming to the door, no one looking for him, the more certain he became that this was something deliberate, meant to disconcert him.

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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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