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deliberate
Used In
Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • Destination, Determination, Deliberation!
  • "I assume that Dumbledore has discussed these matters with you?", Harry deliberated, wondering whether he ought to lie or not.

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  • ’Step three,’ called Twycross, ’and only when 1 give the com-mand lum on the spot, feeiing your way into nothingness, moving with deliberation 1.
  • You must concentrate continually upon your destination, and move, without hasie, but with deliberation  thus.
  • Deliberation.
  • "Destination . determina-tion . deliberation ." she murmured.
  • "Perfect deliberation, divination, and desperation or whatever the hell it is — we all went for a quick drink in the Three Broomsticks after and you should’ve heard Twycross going on about her — I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t pop the question soon —"

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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
  • Harry had deliberately left the trial of the Keepers until last, hoping for an emptier stadium and less pressure on all concerned.
  • Harry could tell he had dawdled deliberately, wanting to be last in the room with Slughorn.

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  • "Thinks he’s something special today, doesn’t he?" said a snide voice, and Harry was nearly knocked off his broom as Harper collided with him hard and deliberately.

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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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