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deliberate
used in Light in August

28 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
need to deliberate
Definition
to think about or discuss — especially with great care
  • "You go on to the house," he says; he has already descended and the woman is now climbing slowly down, with that inward listening deliberation.
    Chapter 1 (47% in)
  • With his pocket knife and with the cold and bloodless deliberation of a surgeon he would cut off the buttons which she had just replaced.
    Chapter 5 (31% in)

There are no more uses of "deliberate" flagged with this meaning in Light in August.

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  • And that she released him by her own will, deliberately.
    Chapter 18 (62% in)
  • It will take you that far; backrolling now behind her a long monotonous succession of peaceful and undeviating changes from day to dark and dark to day again, through which she advanced in identical and anonymous and deliberate wagons as though through a succession of creakwheeled and limpeared avatars, like something moving forever and without progress across an urn.
    Chapter 1 (16% in)
  • She went out of sight up the road: swollen, slow, deliberate, unhurried and tireless as augmenting afternoon itself.
    Chapter 1 (26% in)
  • She climbs slowly and deliberately into the road, approaching the wagon.
    Chapter 1 (33% in)
  • Or worse: that he had come there deliberately, ignoring Byron as if he were another post.
    Chapter 2 (14% in)
  • Because within two days there were those who said that the child was Hightower's and that he had let it die deliberately.
    Chapter 3 (89% in)
  • When she foiled him he set himself deliberately to learn and remember which buttons were missing and had been restored.
    Chapter 5 (30% in)
  • So when during the following two days she could seem to look nowhere and be nowhere without finding the child watching her with the profound and intent interrogation of an animal, she foisted upon him more of the attributes of an adult: she believed that he not only intended to tell, but that he deferred doing it deliberately in order to make her suffer more.
    Chapter 6 (15% in)
  • He could feel the man looking at him though, with a stare cold and intent and yet not deliberately harsh.
    Chapter 6 (88% in)
  • His voice was deliberate, infrequent, ponderous; the voice of a man who demanded that he be listened to not so much with attention but in silence.
    Chapter 6 (88% in)
  • McEachern rose, deliberately, without haste.
    Chapter 7 (8% in)
  • McEachern began to strike methodically, with slow and deliberate force, still without heat or anger.
    Chapter 7 (16% in)
  • Carefully and deliberately McEachern laid the book upon the ledge and took up the strap.
    Chapter 7 (20% in)
  • Then he rose, deliberately.
    Chapter 7 (60% in)
  • It rose and fell, deliberate, numbered, with deliberate, flat reports.
    Chapter 7 (60% in)
  • It rose and fell, deliberate, numbered, with deliberate, flat reports.
    Chapter 7 (60% in)
  • He would do it deliberately, feeling, even watching, his white chest arch deeper and deeper within his ribcage, trying to breathe into himself the dark odor, the dark and inscrutable thinking and being of negroes, with each suspiration trying to expel from himself the white blood and the white thinking and being.
    Chapter 10 (51% in)
  • He no longer deliberately avoided looking at the house; neither did he deliberately look at it.
    Chapter 11 (31% in)
  • He no longer deliberately avoided looking at the house; neither did he deliberately look at it.
    Chapter 11 (32% in)
  • Yet on the first time that he deliberately looked again toward the house, he felt a shocking surge and fall of blood; then he knew that he had been afraid all the time that she would be in sight, that she had been watching him all the while with that perspicuous and still contempt; he felt a sensation of sweating, of having surmounted an ordeal.
    Chapter 11 (32% in)
  • It was as if she had invented the whole thing deliberately, for the purpose of playing it out like a play.
    Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • Even in full stride his feet seemed to stray slowly and lightly and at deliberate random across an earth without solidity, until he fell.
    Chapter 14 (66% in)
  • He would think of that meal set for him on the kitchen table three years ago and he would live again through the steady and deliberate backswinging of his arm as he hurled the dishes into the wall, with a kind of writhing and excruciating agony of regret and remorse and rage.
    Chapter 14 (72% in)
  • Yet even then the music has still a quality stern and implacable, deliberate and without passion so much as immolation, pleading, asking, for not love, not life, forbidding it to others, demanding in sonorous tones death as though death were the boon, like all Protestant music.
    Chapter 16 (17% in)
  • Yet the recruits were with the commander in one thing: the official designation of the legion must be kept out of it—whereupon and without deliberate intent, he had gained his original end: he was now in command.
    Chapter 19 (46% in)
  • I think that they did it deliberately, as boys who had set fire to an enemy's barn, without taking so much as a shingle or a door hasp, might pause in flight to steal a few apples from a neighbor, a friend.
    Chapter 20 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "deliberate" in Light in August.

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