from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Intentionally, or after deliberation; not accidentally.
  • adv. Taking one's time, slowly and carefully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With careful consideration or deliberation; with full intent; not hastily or carelessly: as, a deliberately formed purpose.
  • With slowness or deliberation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a deliberate unhurried manner
  • adv. with intention; in an intentional manner


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

deliberate +‎ -ly


  • Suppose you were in my place and I in yours, and you had told me never -- _never_ to take the pointers out to run hares, and I knew I was disobeying you, and yet I had done it deliberately -- _deliberately_ disobeyed you -- what would you do? "

    The Long Hillside A Christmas Hare-Hunt In Old Virginia 1908

  • I use the title deliberately to remind you that he laid claim to it through his wife.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Was the term deliberately chosen for its vagueness?

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • I'm using the term deliberately here to shock you into realizing that that is how perverse our rhetoric has to get even to begin to come close to matching the revolting rhetoric of the far-right that we take for granted as normal discourse.


  • Instead, keeping his expression deliberately blank, he checked the timecode running at the bottom of the image.


  • It was a morocco-bound edition of Omar's _Rubaiyat_, which she had often noticed at the apartment in Vivian Court, yet she studied the title deliberately, and also the frontispiece, before she turned to the pages that enclosed the letter.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • Yet, the title deliberately chosen for this book -- that of "Practical"

    Practical Mysticism

  • Tailang said that he chose the title deliberately to pun with the satirical British sitcoms

    India eNews

  • Well I know you talk about the label deliberately setting the musicians aside for missions as opposed to profiteering … was it difficult for you guys to decide to join with Come&Live! in light of the fact that it isn't really a financial decision?


  • Mr. Baroin, we like to think, used the phrase deliberately, even mischievously, to draw German attention to just how far Europe has come in 65 years.

    Memo to Europe: Forget the War


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