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as in: deliberate insult Define
to do something intentionally
  • 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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  • Maycomb’s regular pastors ate free for a week also, and it was hinted in disrespectful quarters that the local clergy deliberately led their churches into holding separate services, thereby gaining two more weeks’ honoraria.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Or even worse, he’ll think I’m deliberately avoiding him.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • He looks deliberately at me.  I can’t dispute it.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I commented on what I had concluded was simple thoughtlessness.
    Willem shook his head. "It’s very deliberate," he said.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The machinery had failed again, or the power had been deliberately turned off, or the power station had been captured by the rebels.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • The next week I put five wrong answers, deliberately.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • ...a lawyer once deliberately pushed a pile of books to the floor in a desperate effort to wake him up.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It still bugged Cole that Edwin and Garvey wouldn’t help with anything. He made up three hamburgers but deliberately put only one in the pan to cook.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • She was accused, together with her husband, of having deliberately murdered her former employer
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • In so far as he had time to remember it, he was not troubled by the fact that every word he murmured into the speakwrite, every stroke of his ink-pencil, was a deliberate lie.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Graff had deliberately set him up to be separate from the other boys, made it impossible for him to be close to them.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • I deliberately did not look at his face.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • "You know it’s Passover," her mother said, sighing, in a voice deliberately low.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • ...and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • Would he think we had forsaken him and deliberately ripped his wife’s clothes—viciously broken the pigs?
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • He got to his feet and walked over to me, deliberately stopping four or five feet away, like the pin had some kind of voodoo curse on it.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • I deliberately disobeyed her every command.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Deliberately courting pneumonia in that light coat?
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • The minister and my aunt looked at me, and both seemed angry, as if I had kept them waiting deliberately.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • (Her hands pressed together, in a deliberately childish gesture)
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • She says he came to that little bridge, and then deliberately smashed into the railing, and it was only the shallowness of the water that saved him.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • But Red ordered him to lose and he made that one mistake, made it deliberately, and got thrown.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • He had heard, of course, that she was married—perhaps deliberately he had heard no more.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He could not decide whether she was deliberately building a barrier between them or whether this was intended to make an eventual surrender more significant.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • She thinks the Marthas have given her a deliberately impossible job so they can dump her.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • He pointed us out in groups, deliberately not calling attention to individuals.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • He found a hard black clod on the floor and deliberately threw it.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • He hadn’t deliberately planned to be there because it was a couple of blocks out of his way and he was really awfully tired.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • holes were bored in the boat with the deliberate intent of letting in the water so that the boat should sink.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Instead of sighs and accidents there was pointed and deliberate abuse.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • there just aint nothing justifies the deliberate destruction of what a man has built with his own sweat
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • "Don’t worry about me," he insisted, smiling with deliberate cheer, too brightly.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The Diallo shooting, in other words, falls into a kind of gray area, the middle ground between deliberate and accidental.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He said he done it deliberate.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Kaminer got to the hat and K., as he often had to do at the bank, forcibly reminded himself that the grin was not deliberate,
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • They might have had some natural cause, or they might be due to deliberate censorship by the Overlords.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • But this was shocking, like a stage deliberately set to offend.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • She stretched out on her back again, deliberately kicking water up and over him.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Leave me alone to pine away in anguish .’d do me harm, deliberately
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • There were occasions when we deliberately let you win a game so that you would stop sulking and go on playing with us.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • I laugh, deliberately calling attention to us because I know it’s exactly what she doesn’t want.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • I was firmly convinced that a smart old coon had deliberately poked that stick in my trap.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • She felt that you had deliberately put a kind of distance between the two of you.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Leave me alone to pine away in anguish .
    Unless, of course, you think my noble father Odysseus
    did the Achaean army damage, deliberate harm,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Willem believed it was part of a deliberate and large-scale move against Jews; every one of the closed businesses was Jewish.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • I said no more, and deliberately went back to reading.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Rounding the corner into the alley, the young man had deliberately forced the older one into the side of the building and ground his face against the rough bricks.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
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as in: need to deliberate Define
to think about or discuss -- especially with great care
  • We deliberated into the evening.
  • We need to deliberate on this further before making a decision.

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  • He blinked a moment at seeing people in the hall, then turned with great deliberation to the meter on the wall.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Their deliberations were short, and it would seem, by the silence of most of the party, the decision unanimous.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The sun could have set twice on his deliberations but with his eyes quitting, his farm in Azua now dust and his familia in need, what could he really do?
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Deliberate thinking is a wonderful tool when we have the luxury of time,
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Edward scrutinized my face while I deliberated.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • "This is not as it should be," Dick deliberated.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I deliberated for a moment, and decided she meant it.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • I urge you to deliberate honestly and thoughtfully.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men

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  • After much deliberation, my mother asked Mr. Landell to come and dig them all up
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • For we are lovers of the beautiful in our tastes and our strength lies, in our opinion, not in deliberation and discussion, but that knowledge which is gained by discussion preparatory to action.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • The Psychs are deliberating even now When they say the time is right, we’ll remove the Swipe and tell our remaining subjects if they are—or are not—immune to the Flare.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • He deliberated a moment, pursing his lips.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Maxon deliberated for a minute.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • But, after much deliberation, the two Selected leaving us today are Kesley Timber from Whites and Holden Messenger from Bankston.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Everything was very clear—her surprise at finding the kayak, her moments of deliberation and doubt, then her quick work of bringing the vessel to the water and paddling out of view.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • We came to a T in the road and stopped, the pigeon deliberating between left and right.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • After four seconds of intense deliberation, I was on my way.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • An all-white jury deliberated for ten minutes before convicting George of rape and murder.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "I think he had a demon in him," the boy said with careful deliberation, as if he’d been thinking about the words for a long time.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Without a second’s deliberation she acted.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • The little man wrote with painful deliberation, finally finished with both Milo and Tock, and looked up happily.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The color scheme for the bridesmaids’ dresses was under deliberation.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • After deliberating for a long moment, I choose a swirl of pink watermelon and green apple.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • This time he will fire with more deliberation, with far more care.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Finally, after long and tortured deliberation, he came out with a word.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In our time together he does not pace or tug his hair; he moves slowly, gently, with great deliberation.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Jason had to stop deliberating and take what he wanted.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "The Widow MacNab," he replied, with deliberation.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • At first —" he deliberated several moments over another piece of veneer, then put it in the maybe pile—"at first he told me I’d have to take a year off—four years, five, however long it took—and earn the rest of my college money the hard way.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • HALE, nods, deliberating this.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • They had watched her painful deliberations over when and how to give her parents the news that she wasn’t coming home.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I was not a father and thus will make no pretense at understanding the anguished deliberations that led to Saboor’s decision.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I proceeded with great deliberation.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Other books were produced, and after some deliberation he chose Fordyce’s Sermons.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • After a lot of deliberation, he decided to keep his mouth shut and went running with Minho for his second day of training, below a bleak and colorless sky.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I am truly thankful that she is to be left out of our future work, and even of our deliberations.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Even the simplest choice, like whether to have a Touch-Tone telephone or a rotary one, required enormous, painstaking deliberation.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • But the interval I spent in deliberating what to say, was a fatal one.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • After long deliberation, Otto Frank decided to fulfill his daughter’s wish and publish her diary.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • This hideous murder accomplished, I set myself forthwith, and with entire deliberation, to the task of concealing the body.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • I dined, myself, while those numskulls were deliberating which world you should belong to—this, or some other.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Grandchildren, then, the woman insists, and so after more deliberation they pick out three ebony elephants for the children of the children.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • After much deliberation, however, he consented to make a trial; and ever since that period, he has acted as a lecturing agent, under the auspices either of the American or the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • He kept his word; twice a day he cast out, through the barred aperture, the provisions his jailer brought him—at first gayly, then with deliberation, and at last with regret.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He stopped speaking, and she seemed to be deliberating something.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He seemed to be deliberating.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • On mature deliberation, it was decided that the whole family should go, for some years, to France; whither they sailed, carrying Emmeline with them.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • ’You needn’t mind sending up to me, if the child cries, nurse,’ said the surgeon, putting on his gloves with great deliberation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
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as in: a deliberate thinker Define
done with great care -- often slowly
  • She is a deliberate thinker—not the fastest, but always thorough.
  • She wasn’t accustomed to cold weather, but she managed to cross the icy street with deliberate care.

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  • Slowly and deliberately Calpurnia told her the simple story.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Each of the creature’s words is deliberate, as if it wants to make sure I don’t miss a single one.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He closed it, folded it deliberately, dropped it in his lap, and pushed his hat to the back of his head.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Marie-Laure takes each step as deliberately as she can.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Ahead of us, to my surprise, a doctor was using a stethoscope with all the deliberateness of a real examination.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Kino, in his pride and youth and strength, could remain down over two minutes without strain, so that he worked deliberately, selecting the largest shells.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • He rose deliberately from his chair and came towards them across the soundless carpet.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He picked his footing deliberately along the slippery bottom, working his way upstream.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • He used a deliberate, thoughtful slowness.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • Just then Sherburn steps out on to the roof of his little front porch, with a double-barrel gun in his hand, and takes his stand, perfectly calm and deliberate, not saying a word.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Lunelle pressed her fingers to Mary’s heart, then kissed each one of them in a slow, deliberate way, a way that brought tears to my eyes.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • When still no one moved, the officer very slowly and deliberately removed the pistol from his holster and pointed it at the feet of a man standing near the edge of the crowd.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • Braced and heartened by that easy encounter, she picked up speed and began to look deliberately at the neighborhood surrounding her.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Tom deliberately lays his imaginary fork down and pushes his chair back from the table.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • When assured that all was still, and unable to detect, even by the aid of his practiced senses, any sign of his approaching foes, he would deliberately resume his slow and guarded progress.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "Well," Matthewson said, slowly and deliberately, so that all could hear, "I’ve got a thousand dollars that says he can’t..."
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • In the hall outside her room, the grandfather’s clock ticked deliberately, unimpressed with anyone’s impatience
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • Tom dismounted carefully, each motion deliberate.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • ...he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • He walked like a little old man, slowly and deliberately.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • At first, as he spoke, there was a slight rushing movement of this group in the direction of the intruder, who at the moment was also near at hand, and now, with deliberate and stately step, made closer approach to the speaker.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • He performs each movement deliberately.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • It was like a loose tooth you keep wiggling with your tongue, slow and deliberate, teasing the pain.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • The actors throw themselves around, passionate, but their words are plain and deliberate.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • With deliberate slowness, his hands slid down the sides of my neck.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • She did them ... so deliberately that even her movements seemed thoughtful.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Lee looked over the prints in her precise, deliberate way.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • He spoke in a slow deliberate voice.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • Always so deliberate, hardly surprised by the most outlandish advents.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • "Why is it," said Henry deliberately, "that you never drink more than half your second cup of coffee after supper?"
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Deliberately, almost lazily, the bombers shed altitude.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Deliberately, he opened his crusted lips and poked the grass inside.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • His mouth held little moisture, but deliberately he dredged up spit from deep in his throat, all the while meeting the bear’s intense gaze with one of his own.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Deliberately he raised his hand and tossed the hair into the water.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He breathed deliberately as if unaware of the cold.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He worked hard and deliberately without speaking.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He heated sauce, stirring with deliberate strokes.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • And still we were not allowed to sit: there was a last wait while the matron with maddening deliberateness checked off our documents against a list.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • He found himself moving about at a deliberate pace, without rushing.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He breathed deliberately, imagining himself as calm as the pond.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He moved deliberately, trying not to look ahead at how far he had left to go.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He spoke deliberately.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • His was deliberate creative genius, and, before he began a story or poem, the thing itself was already alive in his brain, with the end in sight and the means of realizing that end in his conscious possession.
    Jack London  --  Martin Eden
  • ...he entered the room of the Minister of War with peculiarly deliberate steps.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He was the most deliberate person in the world, yet always reached his destination at the exact moment.
    Jules Verne  --  Around The World In Eighty Days
  • His slow, deliberate ways were even slower, even more deliberate.
    Jack London  --  The Valley of the Moon
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as in: with all deliberate speed Define
as fast as possible while being thorough and careful
  • Proceed with all deliberate speed.
  • The court said the changes should be made with all deliberate speed.

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  • A question like the present should be disposed of without undue delay. But a State cannot be expected to move with the celerity of a private business man; it is enough if it proceeds, in the language of the English Chancery, with all deliberate speed.
    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes  --  Virginia v. West Virginia, 222 U.S. 1920 (1911)
  • While giving weight to these public and private considerations, the courts will require that the defendants make a prompt and reasonable start toward full compliance with our May 17, 1954, ruling. Once such a start has been made, the courts may find that additional time is necessary to carry out the ruling in an effective manner. ...take such proceedings and enter such orders and decrees consistent with this opinion as are necessary and proper to admit to public schools on a racially nondiscriminatory basis with all deliberate speed the parties to these cases.
    Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren  --  Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, et al., 349 U.S. 301 (1954)
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  • Willed introversion, in fact, is one of the classic implements of creative genius and can be employed as a deliberate device.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Mautz spread the paper deliberately across his expansive glass-covered desk surface.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

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  • Maybe he’s just forgotten the protocol, but maybe it’s deliberate.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • For some reason Lou sensed that her great-grandmother had deliberately given her this room.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Louie dismissed the warning, certain that no one would do such a thing deliberately.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Louie made a deliberate effort to avoid thinking about the men who had died, and had to push away the memory of the gurgling voice in the water.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Very deliberately, Simon stepped backward, into the patch of sunlight in front of the window.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Clary turned her chair around, deliberately angling her body to block her mother’s view of her desk.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • As things stand now, most of the world will believe we attacked Latakia deliberately.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The Navy categorically denies any deliberate bombardment.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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  • You hurt my feelings walking down the street with Ice and deliberately looking as sweet as you can look.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Slam!
  • They had never been deliberately infected with Ebola virus, and they had not come near the sick monkeys.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • After a few minutes of fishing, I deliberately kept the pink salmon egg bait just above the water.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Though he yearned to hold her, he took a deliberate step backward.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • 7 Are the opponents of the Constitution deliberately lying?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • And it is that act on which you are now to deliberate and decide.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • "Fiver and I will be leaving the warren tonight," he said deliberately.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • The Grand Maester’s nod was as slow and deliberate as a glacier.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Determined, deliberate, dutiful, single-minded.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • With her eyes on the squirrel and her movements deliberately slow, she aimed the hatchet toward this target that represented survival.
    Velma Wallis  --  Two Old Women
  • Having no way to separate out the CO2, the suit deliberately vented air to the Martian atmosphere, then backfilled with nitrogen.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • I had deliberately decided not to try to assume one.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • Then his next words, spoken with deliberate, almost comical slowness, were like an incantation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Maxon stopped, stood in front of my father, and spoke deliberately.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I tore it open and read the brief note, its deliberate scratch completely familiar.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • "You know I’m not going to be here on Saturday," he said deliberately.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I walked across the room deliberately, knowing who I needed to speak to.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • I focused on the heat and Neena’s deliberate fingers.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • He seemed to be deliberately trying not to look at Izzy and Simon, who were indeed in a very compromising position.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He reloaded slowly, with the deliberateness of someone who knows he has all the time in the world.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • However, I was not deliberately trying to be evasive; I was only trying to follow the operation order which had been laid down for me in Ottawa: Para.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He deliberately closes his eyes.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • She moved deliberately, forcing her guard to shorten his stride as she sauntered down the ramp.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Mrs. Traynor’s voice was deliberately calm.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Nat’s eyes deliberately taunted her.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • She was studying, with deliberate appraisal, John Holbrook’s bent head and the delicate chiseled line of his profile against the firelight.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • She stood up and spoke slowly and deliberately.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • The flames ran along the deliberate rows of the vines, like long curved fingers reaching for the horizon, lighting the night sky.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • He turned deliberately toward Leslie.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • Mum thinks that I deliberately ignore the obvious things, but the truth is I can’t tell the difference between tidy and not tidy.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • The man stood, deliberately taking his time, looking over the cabin and the cornfield.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • She was determined and deliberate in everything she did, and that quality attracted people to her.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • She had worried they’d been deliberately excluded.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Calmly, deliberately, he drilled his field goals between the upright posts in the end zone.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Another student said his teacher had deliberately ruined his students’ eyesight by making them read a lot, so they could not join the Liberation Army.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The man ate his food slowly, deliberately.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Reed considered this, took his time, and treated himself to another deliberate sip of coffee.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Yes, I had deliberately fought against it, whatever it was.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • So it was deliberate, this flaunting of his twisted legs and ungainly waddle on the long progress to his seat.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "That’s God’s truth," Fin muttered, then very deliberately eased back, smiled.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
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