deliberate deliberate  /dɪ ˈlɪ bə rət/


  1. (v) think about carefully; weigh
  2. (v) discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  3. (adj) carefully thought out in advance
  4. (adj) unhurried and with care and dignity


  1. Fuller made a deliberate attempt to break the sleep habit, with excellent results.
  2. This deliberate move was not wholly undramatic.
  3. In a system of separated powers, each branch must have some internal space a separate house to deliberate free from the intermeddling of other branches.


  1. Change of venue requested in Spell case

    The defense team for Michael Spell, who is one of two men charged with deliberate kidnapping and homicide of Sidney teacher Sherry Arnold, is using survey results in its effort to change the venue of
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sidney Herald

  2. Spell asks for change of venue in Sherry Arnold murder case

    BILLINGS- The attorney for one of the men charged with deliberate kidnapping and deliberate homicide in the 2012 death of Sidney, Montana teacher Sherry Arnold believes his client will not receive a fair trial in Richland County.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KXLF Butte

  3. Quoted: Chelsea Clinton on her mother's tweets

    Too deliberate and thoughtful, says the former first daughter.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field," Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to the Patriots.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Boston Globe

  2. "This was an obvious case of deliberate overreaching by the government in an effort to seize data" it was not entitled to have, Judge Alex Kozinski wrote for an 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals.
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Judge Alex Kozinski Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The Congress has sent me legislation that would compel American taxpayers, for the first time in our history, to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos," Bush said.
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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