deliberate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj deliberate unhurried and with care and dignity "walking at the same measured pace","with all deliberate speed"
    • adj deliberate carefully thought out in advance "a calculated insult","with measured irony"
    • v deliberate discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    • v deliberate think about carefully; weigh "They considered the possibility of a strike","Turn the proposal over in your mind"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Deliberately infecting people with malaria has been used to cure different viral infections. The high fever will strengthen the immune system and fight the virus. In recent times this has been considered as a treatment to HIV
    • Deliberate Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result. "Settled visage and deliberate word."
    • Deliberate having awareness of the likely consequences; intentional.
    • Deliberate Not hasty or sudden; slow. "His enunciation was so deliberate ."
    • v. i Deliberate To take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; -- sometimes with on upon about concerning. "The woman that deliberates is lost."
    • v. t Deliberate To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question.
    • Deliberate Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor. "These deliberate fools."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lee De Forest, the inventor of the radio tube, was tried for fraud in 1913. He was accused of tricking the public into buying stocks in his company, the Radio Telephone Company, by making "absurd and deliberately misleading" claims about the possibility of transmitting the human voice across the Atlantic Ocean.
    • deliberate To weigh in the mind; weigh the arguments or considerations for and against; think or reflect upon; consider.
    • deliberate To think carefully or attentively; consider and examine the reasons for and against a proposition; estimate the weight or force of arguments, or the probable consequences of an action, in order to a choice or decision; reflect carefully upon what is to be done; consider.
    • deliberate More loosely, to pause and consider; stop to reflect.
    • deliberate Synonyms To ponder, cogitate, reflect, debate, think, meditate, ruminate, muse.
    • deliberate Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of an action; circumspect; careful and slow in deciding: applied to persons.
    • deliberate Formed or done with careful consideration and full intention; well weighed or considered; not sudden or rash: applied to thoughts or acts: as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate purpose; a deliberate falsehood.
    • deliberate Characterized by slowness in decision or action; slow.
    • deliberate Synonyms and Cautious, cool, wary, careful, thoughtful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deliberate de-lib′ėr-āt to weigh well in one's mind
    • v.i Deliberate to consider the reasons for and against anything: to reflect: to consider
    • adj Deliberate well considered: considering carefully: slow in determining: cautious
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Quotations

  • Charles De Gaulle
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    “Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.”
  • John Gunther
    John Gunther
    “Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.”
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    “Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.”
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
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    “You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deliberatus, p. p. of deliberare, to deliberate; de-, + librare, to weigh. See Librate

Usage

In literature:

But do thou thyself deliberate well, O king, and attend to another; nor shall the advice which I am about to utter be discarded.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
He began now to watch Ando, and found himself annoyed by the deliberation of his friend's motions.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
He ate so deliberately!
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
After our arrival at Ojo de Vaca, Seguin drew the men together to deliberate on this matter.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
After long deliberation, the conference was closed, without Napoleon making known his decision.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
You suggest he selected, deliberately, what seemed an appropriate response to 'mother.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
This result was not designed or foreseen; or rather it was to an extent foreseen, and deliberately though unsuccessfully guarded against.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Taking deliberate aim he sent a bullet through the head of the bear, and the huge animal tumbled lifeless to the ground.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Price on the same day moved out of Lexington and marched deliberately to the southwest corner of the State.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
His labors to promote an auspicious result of its deliberations were active and constant.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
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In poetry:

What quadruped most nobly vies
In virtue with mankind,
Like man deliberately wise,
And resolutely kind?
"The Elephant" by William Hayley
And all the swarthy afternoon
We watched the great deliberate sun
Walk through the crimsoned hazy world,
Counting his hilltops one by one.
"The Eavesdropper" by Bliss William Carman
I parted the blades above
the tunnel and saw the thin
trail of broken white across
litter, I would never have
imagined the slow passion
to that deliberate progress.
"Considering the Snail" by Thom Gunn
With measured stride, deliberate and steady,
The scattered cattle seek the beetling steep,
But shelter for th' assembled herd is ready
In many hollows that the walled rocks heap:
"Spring" by Madison Julius Cawein
Darkling, deliberate, what sings
This wonderful one, alone, at peace?
What wilder things than song, what things
Sweeter than youth, clearer than Greece,
Dearer than Italy, untold
Delight, and freshness centuries old?
"A Thrush Before Dawn" by Alice Meynell
I rest my body on your grass,
And let my brain repose in you;
I feel these living moments pass,
And, from within myself to those far places
To be imagined in your times and spaces,
Deliberate the various acts you do:--
"Gravikty" by Harold Monro

In news:

Dharun Ravi sits with his attorneys during the first day of jury deliberation.
Enlarge John O'Boyle / The Star-Ledger Judge Glenn Berman instructs the jury on the law before they begin their deliberations during the trial of Dharun Ravi at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.
Deliberations are scheduled to continue Friday.
Mets Manager Bobby Valentine considers every question deliberately, as if pondering an eight-page menu at a restaurant, and even if he produces an answer, he almost always includes a qualifier.
Christie Brinkley Didn't Deliberately Dodge Taxes.
His 50th birthday in 1965 was celebrated with the release of two deliberately monumental albums, "September of My Years" and "A Man and His Music," an anthology of his career that he narrated and sang.
A nitrogen-rich chemical used to make plastic and sometimes as a fertilizer may have been deliberately added to an ingredient in pet food that has sickened and killed cats and dogs across the country, public and private officials say.
" Methodically and Deliberately Stupid".
A Baldwin County jury deliberated for just under two hours.
It's not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me.
A letter addressed to the presiding judge in the Karl Thompson case from one of the jurors who deliberated the case reiterated why the jury voted to convict the former police officer.
Police say someone deliberately set a fire inside a mobile home last night, where firefighters found a woman dead.
After much deliberation, West Muskingum's Stephanie Imes has made her choice: deciding to stay (somewhat) local and play for Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
Mike Davies, 56, an unemployed computer scientist who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, said he flew to London the week after Sept 11 and has deliberately adhered to his daily routine at home.
The Madison Common Council's first night of deliberations over the 2013 budget was relatively uneventful.
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In science:

NGOs responsible for contributing submissions to the deliberations.
National Information Infrastructure Development in Canada and the U.S.: Redefining Universal Service and Universal Access in the Age of Techno-Economic Convergence
The case of z1 = z2 is deliberately missed out here, since it is non-trivial to show how the graph behaves exactly at this transition point (Bollob´as, 1985).
Random graphs as models of networks
Lii , we choose randomly, the low energy properties are reasonable, while if we deliberately make poor choices, keeping the connectivity low, the results are much worse, as shown in Fig. 3b.
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
Note that we deliberately left open the possibility that B ′ might be a proper subset of a black hole surface at time Σ′ , namely in case the original hole has merged in the meantime with another one.
Close encounters of black holes
On the semantics of deliberation in IndiGolog – from theory to implementatio n.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
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