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deliberate
used in Atlas Shrugged

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need to deliberate
Definition
to think about or discuss — especially with great care
  • Francisco shook his head slowly; the conscious deliberation of the movement gave it an air that was almost sadness.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (55% in)
  • "I shall comply with your terms," she answered; her voice had the shrewd, confident, deliberating slowness of a trader.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (12% in)

There are no more uses of "deliberate" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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  • She considered him for a moment, deliberately letting him wait.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (2% in)
  • Taking her time deliberately, she unbuttoned her coat, sat down at her desk, started to pull off her gloves.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (3% in)
  • He spoke five languages, and he spoke English without a trace of accent, a precise, cultured English deliberately mixed with slang.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (7% in)
  • Its style of indolent luxury, of velvet drapes, sculptured panels and candlelight, seemed a deliberate contrast to its function: no one could afford its hospitality except men who came to New York on business, to settle transactions involving the world.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (66% in)
  • She realized suddenly that playing with those marbles was not a deliberate affectation on his part; it was restlessness; he could not remain inactive for long.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (91% in)
  • She saw him smile faintly in deliberate emphasis of what he understood and did not choose to acknowledge.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (41% in)
  • His only mark of distinction seemed to be a bulbous nose, a bit too large for the rest of him; his manner was meek, but it conveyed a preposterous hint, the hint of a threat deliberately kept furtive, yet intended to be recognized.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (30% in)
  • She took her hat and coat off, walked across the room and slowly, very deliberately sat down at her desk.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (40% in)
  • She turned deliberately and glanced back.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (73% in)
  • She threw the blanket off with a stressed, deliberate sweep of her arm.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (7% in)
  • He caught a glimpse of his own figure: the tall body distorted by a sloppy, sagging posture, as if in deliberate negation of human grace, the thinning hair, the soft, sullen mouth.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (35% in)
  • He stood looking at her across the room, refusing to let himself approach her, deliberately prolonging the pleasure of knowing that he could do it whenever he wished.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (56% in)
  • She picked up a cigarette box, extended it to him, then held the flame of a lighter to the tip of his cigarette, in the deliberate manner of waiting on him.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (58% in)
  • She walked slowly, deliberately across the room and leaned against a table, facing him, her hands holding the table's edge, her shoulders thrown back.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (67% in)
  • She raised her head and looked straight at him; her eyes had the blank, veiled look he had seen before, a look of deliberate mystery and of confidence in his inability to solve it.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (32% in)
  • He went on sullenly, as if she were guilty of a deliberate offense against him.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (49% in)
  • Dagny's eyes moved deliberately straight to hers.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (53% in)
  • She turned and walked away indifferently, leaving them together, as if in deliberate proof of her words.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (56% in)
  • "No," said Rearden; it was almost a whisper, he had to keep his voice down, he was afraid that he would hear himself scream it, "no .... if this is the key to you, no, don't expect me to cheer you .... you didn't have the strength to fight them .... you chose the easiest, most vicious way .... deliberate destruction .... the destruction of an achievement you hadn't produced and couldn't match...... " 'That's not what you'll read in the newspapers tomorrow.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (94% in)
  • There won't be any evidence of deliberate destruction.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (94% in)
  • She looked like a schoolgirl, with the tailored collar of a pale blue nightgown lying severely high at the base of her throat; the nightgown's front was a deliberate contrast to the severity, a spread of pale blue embroidery that looked luxuriously adult and feminine.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (4% in)
  • He stood looking at her for a deliberate moment, as if to confirm the meaning she would read in his answer: "To New York."
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (28% in)
  • Lillian glanced sharply at Rearden's face, as if in deliberate emphasis.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (89% in)
  • Glancing at the paper, Rearden wondered whether it was a deliberate mockery of decency, or so low an estimate of their victims' intelligence, that had made the designers of this paper print the text across a faint drawing of the Statue of Liberty.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (75% in)
  • I am destroying d'Anconia Copper, consciously, deliberately, by plan and by my own hand.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (37% in)
  • She felt no shock and no rebellion, only the cheerless serenity of her assurance-and she raised her head to face him, with a slow, deliberate movement, as if telling him that she had chosen her stand and that she stood in the open.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (6% in)
  • His swift glance at her was like a shot of deliberate emphasis, then he answered gravely, "Yes, Miss Taggart."
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (52% in)
  • With deliberate slowness, as if to underscore the meaning of his gesture, he offered her a cigarette.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (70% in)
  • He sat looking at her for a moment, studying her face, as if deliberately letting her see the amusement in his.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (24% in)
  • As they drove on along the edge of the lake, she asked, "You've mapped this route deliberately, haven't you?
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (34% in)
  • As if in deliberate answer to her involuntary movement of escape, Galt stopped the car in front of the house.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (52% in)
  • He let a moment pass, in deliberate emphasis, then answered, "My two best friends.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (90% in)
  • Galt held his glance, deliberately and openly, as if challenging him to find the explanation and promising that he would fail.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (7% in)
  • She leaned back a little, as if complying with the meaning of his glance, and said dryly, efficiently, in deliberate denial, "I have checked your shirts and found one with two buttons missing, and another with the left elbow worn through.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (17% in)
  • He turned with too swift a movement-then, too slowly, as if in deliberate emphasis, he completed the task of pouring the wine, filling the three vessels on the table.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (92% in)
  • The little creature seemed barely a week old, it looked like a ball of white fur with graceful long legs, it kept bounding in a manner of deliberate, gaily ferocious awkwardness, all four of its legs held stiff and straight.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (14% in)
  • She turned to him, in the ray of a street lamp, raising and holding her face in full light for a silent, deliberate moment, as if in answer and confirmation of his thought.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (12% in)
  • She turned the corner, with deliberately resonant steps, then stopped abruptly to listen: it was hard to tell whether the abnormal tightness inside her chest was the sound of her own heartbeats, and hard to distinguish it from the sound of distant wheels and from the glassy rustle which was the East River somewhere close by; but she heard no sound of human steps behind her.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (29% in)

There are no more uses of "deliberate" in Atlas Shrugged.

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