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deliberate
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Gone with the Wind
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  • How could he deliberately break her heart?
  • So, she was intensely annoyed when he dropped his masquerade and set out apparently upon a deliberate campaign to alienate Atlanta’s good will.

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  • "Thank you," she said sweetly, deliberately misunderstanding his jibe.
  • Turning deliberately, Scarlett raised the tree limb she had been using as a whip and brought it down across Prissy’s back.
  • Others who were permitted to take the oath, hotly refused to do so, scorning to swear allegiance to a government which was deliberately subjecting them to cruelty and humiliation.
  • They said he had deliberately dragged in Belle Watling to put the nice people of the town in a disgraceful position.
  • To her had come that pleasant intoxication peculiar to those whose lives are a deliberate slap in the face of organized society—the gambler, the confidence man, the polite adventuress, all those who succeed by their wits.

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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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