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deliberate
used in The Poisonwood Bible

8 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
need to deliberate
Definition
to think about or discuss — especially with great care
  • Grandchildren, then, the woman insists, and so after more deliberation they pick out three ebony elephants for the children of the children.
    Book 7 — The Eyes in the Trees (74% in)

There are no more uses of "deliberate" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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  • With slow, deliberate movements of her bone-thin arms, she plucked up sticks from a pile near the door and started a fire to warm us, right inside the hut.
    Book 5 — Exodus (8% in)
  • The mother especially—watch how she leads them on, pale-eyed, deliberate.
    Book 1 — Genesis (1% in)
  • They grumbled continually as they built and rebuilt with leathery, deliberate hands their pyramids of mottled greenish oranges and mangoes and curved embankments of hard green bananas.
    Book 2 — Revelation (1% in)
  • If I complained about our life, he would chew his dinner while looking tactfully away, as one might ignore a child who has deliberately broken her dolls and then whines she has nothing to play with.
    Book 3 — Judges (10% in)
  • With a dark scarf over her hair and the sleeves of her stained white blouse rolled up, she did her work as deliberately as the sun or moon, a heavenly body tracking its course through our house.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (87% in)
  • Why must some of us deliberate between brands of toothpaste, while others deliberate between damp dirt and bone dust to quiet the fire of an empty stomach lining?
    Book 5 — Exodus (46% in)
  • Why must some of us deliberate between brands of toothpaste, while others deliberate between damp dirt and bone dust to quiet the fire of an empty stomach lining?
    Book 5 — Exodus (46% in)

There are no more uses of "deliberate" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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