deliberate

[ adjective dih-lib-er-it; verb dih-lib-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF deliberate
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But he had not done so, and she was glad he could be restrained and deliberate in that "breedy" sort of way.

“Very well,” he said, and paused, as if in deliberate contempt of the official clock.

It was a long speech for Wally to make, and he made it with deliberate malice.

"What you choose to think," he said after a deliberate pause.

"There was a lovely cat at the hotel," she added with deliberate malice.

It was a purposed and deliberate communication of His secret of Happiness.

Then followed the brushing of his teeth and the deliberate bathing of his hands.

She measured him with her eyes, as though making a deliberate estimate of his powers.

Heneage, as a rule, was one of the most deliberate and even-tempered of men.

Taking a deliberate aim at one of them, he touched the trigger.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "done with careful consideration," from Latin deliberatus "resolved upon, determined," past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Meaning "slow, consciously unhurried" is attested by 1590s. Related: Deliberately.

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