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deliberate
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

3 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
deliberate insult
Definition
to do something intentionally (do it on purpose)
  • Nat's eyes deliberately taunted her.
    p. 13.6
deliberately = intentionally (on purpose)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Why did he deliberately turn everything to her disadvantage?
    p. 23.9
  • deliberately = intentionally (on purpose)
  • She said the name deliberately and was rewarded by his startled eyes.
    p. 136.9
  • deliberately = intentionally (on purpose)
  • "What did they do, Father?" inquired Judith coolly. Across the table her eyes met Kit's deliberately.
    p. 165.1
deliberately = consciously (on purpose)
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2  —5 uses as in:
need to deliberate
Definition
to think about or discuss — especially with great care
  • Without a second's deliberation she acted. Kicking off her buckled shoes and dropping the woolen cloak, she plunged headlong over the side of the boat.
    p. 8.5
deliberation = consideration of the situation

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He was so sure! Without even asking, he was reckoning on her as deliberately as he calculated his growing pile of lumber.
    p. 74.1
  • deliberately = thoughtfully
  • His quizzical blue eyes dwelt on her brown arms so deliberately that she closed her fists to hide the calluses on her palms.
    p. 125.9
  • deliberately = thoughtfully
  • "In my opinion," he said deliberately, "it is necessary to use the greatest caution in the matter of testimony."
    p. 213.4
  • deliberately = thoughtfully
  • In the midst of the pandemonium Gershom Bulkeley quietly reached for the copybook, studied it carefully, and turned a shrewd, deliberative eye upon Kit.
    p. 215.6
deliberative = thoughtful

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
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3  —6 uses as in:
a deliberate thinker
Definition
done with great care — often slowly
  • Lost in her own thoughts, Kit barely noticed that William's dignified pace was even more deliberate than usual.
    p. 144.2
deliberate = slow
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • John would smile, mark his place with deliberation, and come to join her.
    p. 18.2
  • deliberation = unhurried care
  • Matthew Wood closed the door deliberately and came back toward the table.
    p. 35.9
  • deliberately = slowly and thoughtfully
  • She was studying, with deliberate appraisal, John Holbrook's bent head and the delicate chiseled line of his profile against the firelight.
    p. 63.9
  • deliberate = thoughtful
  • It seemed like the longest evening she had ever lived through. William rose deliberately to his feet.
    p. 71.7
  • deliberately = slowly
  • Deliberately Kit stepped closer.
    p. 167.6
deliberately = slowly
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