Phrases with "deliberate"

H. G. Wells But the fount of motives lies in the individual life, it lies in silent and deliberate reflections, and at this, the most striking of all the rules of the samurai aims. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Raleigh told Elizabeth that Lady Dorothy’s presence was a sign of deliberate disrespect on the part of Essex; whereupon Elizabeth ordered Lady Dorothy to keep to her room. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Andrew Lang The first step of a Jesuit, or of any gentleman, about to commit a deliberate deeply planned murder, is to secure an alibi. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton His craving was for the companionship of one whose point of view should justify his own, who should confirm, by deliberate observation, the truth to which his intuitions had leaped. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

George Gissing But as this remark may easily convey a false impression, it must be added that Miss Fouracres was a very discreet, well-spoken, deliberate person, of at least two-and-thirty. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing

George Gissing Among the more deliberate of the throng was a slender, upright, ruddy-cheeked gentleman of middle age, accompanied by his wife and a daughter of sixteen. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon Not until Paul was already at school did I begin to exercise a deliberate influence over him. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Edith Wharton It was at this hint of an immediate marriage that he first noticed, in Mrs. Sellars, the recoil of the orderly deliberate woman whose life has been too vacant for hurry, too hopeless for impatience. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Mark Twain Occasionally we grew so tired and breathless with fighting them that we had to desist, — and immediately the donkey would come down to a deliberate walk. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

So, of set and deliberate purpose and taking all precautions, he destroyed him. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Later in the morning, Lady Bligh, of her own deliberate design, came in contact with her daughter-in-law. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

He wanted to see Sir David Forster, to call that gentleman to some account for the deliberate falsehood he had uttered at their last meeting. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

When she turned her eyes in deliberate silence upon her brother, they knew that he was the guilty party. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Andrew Lang As he rules by advice of his council, he bids them deliberate on the proposals of the Paynim King, Marsile — to accept or refuse them. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Not here!” he repeated, turning his head from side to side as if in deliberate attempt to see. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

She could not believe that Lady Valeria Harborough would tell her a deliberate lie. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

The deliberate tone in which he judges his own works, in his letters, shows how little his mind was impressed by the greatness of their fame and of the genius found in them. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

In the meantime, he would have given a great deal to be able to communicate with Clarissa, and began accordingly to deliberate how that might best be done. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Olaf Stapledon Further, men may contract evil habits, such as deliberate cruelty or deceit or self-indulgence. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Where do you come from, Mat? And what do you wear that queer cap under your hat for?” “I come from America last,” replied Mat, as grave and deliberate as ever. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

D. H. Lawrence She recognised the quality of the male in him, his lean, concentrated age, his informed fire, his faculty for sharp, deliberate response. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Not that Gilmour acted from deliberate malice; his irritation was instinctive. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

That finished with the case of Braddock, and Archer Wain passed on to that of Agatha Wandsworth. Here, he said, the jury should have no doubt it was a case of deliberate murder by the accused. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Robert Louis Stevenson I forget who was with him, but the pair were enjoying a deliberate talk over their pipes. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith And sound as ever!’ Mr. Radnor watched the deliberate constant ascent of bubbles through their rose-topaz transparency. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

William Makepeace Thackeray Murder was most awful, because it could only be suggested by deliberate malice, and the act of the prisoners was the result of that base, malicious, and diabolical disposition. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

George Gissing Instead of humility, he was prompted to display a rough arrogance; instead of tender phrases, he uttered what sounded like deliberate rudeness. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Carlyle It is not a transitory glance of insight that will suffice; it is deliberate illumination of the whole matter; it is a calmly seeing eye; a great intellect, in short. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

D. H. Lawrence And still there was that in her which would preserve her intact, sophistry and deliberate intention notwithstanding. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett He said it with such deliberate meaning that the magnitude of his possible significance caused her to draw a sudden breath. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Gissing As he sat down, he had a smile on his face; he drew a letter deliberately from his pocket, and, without preface, began to read it aloud, still in a deliberate manner. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Edith Wharton This might seem to imply a deliberate selfishness; but there was nothing deliberate about Arment. He was as instinctive as an animal or a child. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Arnold Benne And the occasional deliberate breaking of one’s programme will not help to mend matters. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

George Gissing Emmeline waited something less than a quarter of an hour; then a hansom drove up, and Mrs. Higgins, after a deliberate surveyal of the house front, followed her daughter up the pathway. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Rafael Sabatini But so deliberate a falsehood transcends all bounds. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Rudyard Kipling I said — I mean, I roared —‘What a deliberate lie! You were bunking up to town as hard as you could go when I collared you. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Theodore Dreiser In a little while (such was her deliberate way), she put down her sprinkling-pot and went into the library. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling Causeless suspicion over-long brooded upon had led, by his theory, to deliberate crime. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

H. G. Wells They drove innumerable men to murders, lynchings, deliberate torture. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

D. H. Lawrence Therefore he was helpless when it came to deliberate understanding or deliberate learning. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

A general ‘bourgeoisification’, a deliberate destruction of the equalitarian spirit of the first few months of the revolution, was taking place. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Wilkie Collins Lady Janet, with a deliberate rudeness entirely foreign to her usual habits, was composedly busying herself in arranging the various papers scattered about the table. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Thomas Hardy This caused the two helpless girls to run wildly, whereupon the bull advanced in a deliberate charge. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Again — and now through the din of a crackling fusillade — sounded the strong, deliberate sing-song of authority: “Take . Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Charles Dickens In the first place, it is by no means the worst characteristic of this bill, that it is a bill of blunders: it is, from beginning to end, a piece of deliberate cruelty, and crafty injustice. Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens [1836]

A second later the man looked back — not with that momentary, absent-minded glance that one gives, not knowing why, but with that two-second turn of the head which means a deliberate scrutiny. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle Ezra was wrong when he set this down as deliberate hypocrisy. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

H.P. Lovecraft I heard the wooden, deliberate ticking of the ancient Connecticut clock somewhere far below, and at last made out the irregular snoring of a sleeper. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

He was positive it had not been a case of deliberate murder. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In his slow, deliberate English he told several amusing stories, and if he drank an extra glass or two of champagne, he remained at least coherent and dignified. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

George Gissing Clearly he believed the worst of Egremont, attributed to him a deliberate plot. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Two minutes later I heard Apollon’s deliberate footsteps. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Arnold Bennett It was he who said, in his high, trembling, rasping, deliberate voice: “It’s a pity her didn’t live long enough to hear as Federation is going on after all! That would ha’ worritted her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing He might go and see Grail, and let him know what he was doing, but that would involve deliberate concealment of Thyrza’s visits. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

When the GEM and MAGNET were started, it is probable that there was a deliberate intention to get away from the guilty sex-ridden atmosphere that pervaded so much of the earlier literature for boys. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Tobias Smolle We mutually resolved to deliberate upon the subject, and, in the mean time, proceeded on our journey. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

H. G. Wells And over everything was a curious absence of deliberate ornament, a bare grace of form and colour, that he found very pleasing to the eye. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

The effects of a feeble yielding to impulse are sometimes hardly to be distinguished from those of the most deliberate and thorough-paced sin. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

During the past ten days, Lucy had only twice seen Oliver, and this in village life must mean deliberate avoidance. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

George Gissing It was by no methodic inquiry, no deliberate reasoning, that Miriam had set aside her old convictions and ordered her intellectual life on the new scheme. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

F. Scott Fitzgerald While they waited for the call, ostensibly engaged in reading, the atmosphere, within and without, seemed pervaded with a deliberate rendition of the pathetic fallacy. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Walter Scott The rioters, on their part, continued to act with the same air of deliberate confidence and security which had marked all their proceedings. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

No suspicion of Matilda had occurred to me, but rather of the man I had seen there on the Wednesday. I think she must have done it in a sudden passion; not of deliberate purpose. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Recalling the bullying of yesterday, he concluded that the repulsive and probably poisonous thing was the deliberate and intentional consolidation of the ridicule of his son. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

It made even me recoil, though I had known from the first that her pretty wilfulness was but the tossing foam floating above the soundless depths of cold resolve and most deliberate purpose. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

It is a case of deliberate murder. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

It may be true; but it is unnecessary to look for the motives of Pizarro’s conduct in personal pique, when so many proofs are to be discerned of a dark and deliberate policy. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells We do but emerge now from a period of deliberate happy-go-lucky and the influence of Herbert Spencer, who came near raising public shiftlessness to the dignity of a national philosophy. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

John Galsworthy Well, what to do? Tell her — talk the thing out? Or wait and watch? For what? Without deliberate spying, he could not watch. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Algernon Blackwood I got the impression that the movement was made with the deliberate purpose of concealing his face. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

H. G. Wells His eye watched you and seemed to take no interest in what his deliberate voice was saying. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

She seemed to have the deliberate purpose of probing the wound, for she encouraged Sir Arthur to speak of his boy. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

I’d rather be three months ill, than hear you frame a deliberate lie. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

D. H. Lawrence And he kissed her, asserting his will over her, and she kissed him back, asserting her deliberate enjoyment of him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

They have learnt by the contemplation of beauty in man or woman to fill themselves with a wonderful and delighted excitement, and to turn that excitement to deliberate ends. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Thomas Carlyle I am bound to say, now when it is once uttered, that such is my deliberate opinion. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

George Eliot Will it help any one else that you should drive me mad?” “I will not begin any future, even for you,” said Maggie, tremulously, “with a deliberate consent to what ought not to have been. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

William Makepeace Thackeray His bitterness, his scorn, his rage, his subsequent misanthropy, are ascribed by some panegyrists to a deliberate conviction of mankind’s unworthiness, and a desire to amend them by castigating. Jonathan Swift by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Meredith Her deliberate short nod to him at his leave-taking, and the toneless few words she threw to my lord, signified sufficiently that she did not stand defying the world or dreading it. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Jack London And now, with the love-master, his snuggling was the deliberate act of putting himself into a position of hopeless helplessness. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved I alone can appreciate. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle This latter symptom is not so marked but that you and we could, by a deliberate effort, control it. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

The movement was so deliberate that it hardly came under the heading of fidgeting. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

For in Savoy it was not humanity only that was outraged, it was a deliberate assault of the Papal half of Europe upon an outpost of the Protestant cause. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Barrett then suggested that we should at once form a committee to deliberate on the situation. The Romance of His Life by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Oscar Wilde By deliberate choice he has made himself a romanticist. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

He pays a visit, therefore, with the deliberate intention of staying as long as possible. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. G. Wells But the idea of getting some advice took hold of her and she decided to go to old Doctor Carstall, who was so big and deliberate that you felt you could put the utmost confidence in him. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I deliberate on the future; and, in this contemplation, I find a resource against my solitude. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

The deliberate aim of T. was to live a life as nearly approaching naturalness as possible; and to this end he passed his time largely in solitude and in the open air. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope Though you loved him, you passed a deliberate judgment on him, and wisely rejected him. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

His face wore a grave expression, and not a line relaxed as, catching the minister’s look, he slowly covered his left eye in a deliberate wink. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson The two men had set forth at a deliberate pace; nor was I long behind them, when I reached the point of view. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Virginia Woolf For a moment they stood silent, after what seemed a deliberate introduction to each other, and Cassandra watched her crossing the room. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H. G. Wells They would have leisure for deliberate judgments, for the development of that consistency of thought which the condition of journalism renders so impossible. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Victor Hugo The water, deliberate and sure, irrepressible and heavy, rose in the hold, and as it rose the vessel sank — it was happening slowly. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Eliot But there are studious, deliberate forms of insincerity which it is fair to be impatient with: Hinze’s, for example. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Anthony Trollope He was a deliberate man, who did not do such things quite as quickly as his rival, and who upon this occasion had thought it prudent to turn over more than once in his mind all that he proposed to do. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy The position of the castle on this isolated hill bespeaks deliberate and strategic choice exercised by some remote mind capable of prospective reasoning to a far extent. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was no possibility of misinterpreting such an action; it was an overt and deliberate insult, the second within a week. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

It was plain to me, however, that Raffles did not trust her, and that his pretence upon the point was a deliberate pose to conceal the extent to which she had him in her power. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

George Meredith His endeavour to ape a deliberate gravity while he told the tale, roused Agostino’s humouristic ire. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Caroline Lamb He had shewn the most deliberate courage till that hour. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

H. G. Wells And then it seemed to him that these other men began to talk with a deliberate disregard of what he had been saying. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Leslie Stephen But Pope was from the first a conscious and deliberate artist. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Edgar Allan Poe I will seek out their writings forthwith, and peruse them with deliberate care. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing But neither you nor I would do that by deliberate choice. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

To me — and also to Blandy — the appearances as a whole conveyed the idea of deliberate arson; of a fire which had been arranged and started for a definite purpose. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Henry Handel Richardson Yes, his present feeling of unsociableness went deeper than mere fatigue: it was a kind of deliberate turning-in on himself. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

He was something less than a deliberate villain: but he loved her; he loved her, and until now fate had always given him the thing that he cared for. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

John Galsworthy Treat it seriously; show that it represents a school of thought, a deliberate literary attitude; and make it a plea for censorship. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

John Morley Their patriotism was deliberate and considered. Burke by John Morley [1879]

George Gissing He would endeavour to keep his jealousy out of sight, lest the mysterious tendency of the female nature might prompt Monica to deliberate wrongdoing. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing But now she only felt it an injury, and in sitting down to write her painful letter to Mrs. Travis, she acted for the first time in deliberate resentment of her husband’s conduct. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry Kingsley He had not hung himself, or drowned himself, but he had committed deliberate suicide, and he knew — knew well — that his obstinacy would carry him through to the end. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

D. H. Lawrence But the child had a deliberate will set upon his. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim That morning, however, half-way up Ludgate Hill, a spectator was seen to break through the little line and, taking a deliberate aim, to shoot one of the horses of the King’s coach through the head. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle Every medium was a deliberate impostor. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Arthur Machen Lewis had put his question as to the strange habits of the common moth to Merritt with the deliberate intent of closing the debate on death by heliograph. The Terror by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence So he could give that fine, deliberate response. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Determinations to go in this direction, and headlong plunges in that; dignified safeguards, undignified collapses; not a single rash step by deliberate intention, and all against judgment. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The hour that his bitter and malignant spirit had yearned for was come; his nerves expanded in a voluptuous calmness, as if to give him a deliberate enjoyment of his hope fulfilled. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

T. E. Lawrence An accident was meaner than deliberate fault. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Kingsley I know that I should resent such a proceeding myself as a deliberate affront, and I therefore would not do it for the world. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Henry James Her talk with him moreover pointed to presence of mind; it expressed a kindness so ingenious and deliberate as to indicate that she was in undisturbed possession of her faculties. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Meredith A night of May leaning on June, is little more than a deliberate wink of the eye of light. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Meredith The breath of a deliberate and undeserved peacefulness continued to be drawn in by his nostrils. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Gissing With care he stowed the papers into the pockets of the coat; then he rolled the garment together, tied it up in its own sleeves, took a deliberate aim — and the bundle was for the present in safety. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

But was there any chance? Mr. Marchmont sat down on a rickety old garden-seat, and tried to think — tried to take a deliberate survey of his position. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had cast his manner with his uniform and was firmly deliberate in all he said and did. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

But the circumstances convince me that there has been a deliberate plot; and I am waiting—in no spirit of Christian patience, I can tell you—to lay my hand on the wretch who has done this. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Algernon Blackwood He answered with deliberate malice, leading her on that he might watch her reactions. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell He had not yet finished the pear, which he had delicately peeled in one long strip of silver-paper thinness, and which he was enjoying in a deliberate manner. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Walter Scott But the courage arising from despair was the means of saving the life which (though deliberate suicide was rarely practised in the Highlands) she was perhaps desirous of terminating. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Henry James Of course she was thinking over her situation, and she was apparently doing so in a deliberate and unimpassioned manner, with a view of making the best of it. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

In most things human the accusation of deliberate fraud and falsehood is grossly superficial. Memories and Studies by William James

Anthony Trollope Such was the deliberate resolution of the Committee of Public Safety, and no time was lost in commencing the work of destruction. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

For instance, we can argue the murder was one of deliberate premeditation. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

She knew that he wished her to aid him in a deliberate system of cheating. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

A. E. W. Mason But you were captured by your own deliberate wish. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Fielding is open to the same stern criticism, as a deliberate falsehood-monger; and from the same cause—want of energy to face the difficulty of mastering a real living idiom. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

H.P. Lovecraft Then there was heavy, deliberate tramping in the cottage, and Olney heard the windows opening, first on the north side opposite him, and then on the west just around the corner. The Strange High House in the Mist by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

He had no desire to allow Maas to suspect his secret, and at the same time his conscience would not permit him to tell a deliberate untruth. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Edith Wharton There were moments when, to his memory, their actual embraces seemed perfunctory, accidental, compared with this deep deliberate imprint of her soul on his. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Ferrison, on the other hand, never for a moment imagined that hers was a deliberate choice or that she would be disappointed in any way at his refusal. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Gissing What right has she to come and put forward such a claim, when even the slight validity which her dependence upon me might have given it had been long ago annulled by her own deliberate act. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He spake in a sulky grudging manner, because he knew that he was telling a deliberate lie. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

It was a deliberate communication. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Maria Edgeworth If we delay, it will become deliberate falsehood, a sort of conspiracy between us,” said Helen. “Conspiracy! Oh, Helen, do not use such a shocking word, when it is really nothing at all. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Rudyard Kipling The Government Advocate called for the rope, contending throughout that the murder had been a deliberate one. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

H. G. Wells She laid her hands with a deliberate softness upon him, she gave a toss so that her disordered hair was a little more disordered, and brought her soft chin down to touch his knees. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Algernon Blackwood There was a suggestion here of personal agency, of deliberate intention, of aggressive hostility, and it terrified me into a sort of rigidity. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

I say series of deliberate crimes, as distinct from taking life in a moment of passion. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch And yet the affair suggested no casual piece of scouting, but a deliberate plan to entrap somebody of whose neighbourhood they were aware. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

General D’Hubert caught a fleeting view of General Feraud shifting trees again with deliberate caution. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

H. G. Wells No deliberate attempt was made to establish it as the world language. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Charles Dickens Yet, for certain, we suffered under those distresses, and were always charged at for labouring under them, as if we had brought them on, of our own deliberate act and deed. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Willa Cather That was just as well; it would be easier to talk if he were not under the gaze of those clear, deliberate eyes, that saw so far in some directions and were so blind in others. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

G. K. Chesterton Indeed, stories of this kind are told by Stevenson with a deliberate darkening of the Scottish landscape and exultation in the ferocity of the Scottish creed. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You are simply being given an opportunity of seeing both sides of the picture and making a deliberate choice. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Willa Cather How astonishing that he had not heard her heavy, deliberate tread on the now uncarpeted stair! “Why, Professor St. Peter! I never thought of finding you here, or I’d have knocked. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Jack London I drank much water, and cleansed myself as well as I could; but not until next day could I bring myself to eat, and then only by deliberate force of my will. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

George Meredith She gave her affirmative with calmness and a deliberate smile. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

T. H. Huxley It would, in fact, be unworthy of serious refutation, except for the general and natural belief that deliberate and reiterated assertions must have some foundation. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Sigmund Freud Hitherto but few deliberate efforts have been made to make use of the psychology of the child for such a purpose. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins She advanced desperately, with the deliberate intention of detaining him by speaking again. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

He rose to his feet, and took the proffered hand with a deliberate gesture, as if he had been cautiously weighing all the possible arguments for and against this momentous compact. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

H. G. Wells This was King Egbert, the young king of the most venerable kingdom in Europe. He was a rebel, and had always been of deliberate choice a rebel against the magnificence of his position. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Anthony Trollope I observe that you admit that you told Mr. Augustus Scarborough a deliberate untruth. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Theron strode off in the opposite direction, taking long, deliberate steps, and bowing his head in thought. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He watched his approach, absolutely unhurried, as calm and deliberate as his voice had been throughout their brief conversation. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Never before had General Harborough addressed him in a tone which sounded like deliberate insult. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

John Hill Burton If he tell a falsehood, beginning his evidence by a deliberate statement of a belief in that which he does not believe, he is held an unexceptionable witness. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

He had a high opinion of Pizarro’s prudence, his discernment of character, and his cool, deliberate policy. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Kate Chopin Mrs. Worthington’s coiffure being completed, she regaled herself with a deliberate and comprehensive glance into the street, and the outcome of her observation was the sudden exclamation. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Here the women came last; and the train proceeded at so deliberate a pace, that Renzo could with equal ease review all these without one escaping his scrutiny. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

H. G. Wells Towards such a completer realization we have been working in these papers, in disentangling the share of inheritance and of deliberate schooling and training, in the production of the civilized man. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

With his suspicions thus roused, the Spanish commander was informed that a number of the chiefs had met together to deliberate on a plan of insurrection. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Gissing Lady Ogram’s deliberate choice of this landless peer assuredly did her credit. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Algernon Blackwood And you are right that no mere chance led me to my present condition, but, on the other hand, prolonged and deliberate study. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Renzo found himself this time in the thickest of the confusion, not now carried there by the throng, but by his own deliberate will. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

There is nothing unexpected in letting a few individuals starve for reasons of state; but to starve by deliberate decision, several millions, is a type of action attributed ordinarily only to gods. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Anthony Trollope In deliberate reflection he had made himself aware that such necessity still existed. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

The doctor himself certainly did appear to be an old man, well up in years, for he stooped a lot and was most slow and deliberate in all his movements. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Gissing For not, surely, by deliberate effort of thought does a man grow wise. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Here we made a halt, in order to deliberate upon what we should do. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Timber was that rare thing in horses: a deliberate and intelligent rogue. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

It was a deliberate repetition, an act of intention, however small; but it was also something more. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

E. Phillips Oppenheim The inspector’s manner was deliberate but distinctly civil. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Edith Wharton I had assumed that his system was a deliberate one, carefully thought out, and had been genuinely anxious to hear his reasons. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

George Gissing Well-meaning folk talk about reawakening love of the country by means of deliberate instruction. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson They had engagements to keep, not alone with the deliberate series of the seasons, but with man-kind’s clocks and hour-long measurement of time. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Gaskell Presently down the stairs, with slow deliberate dignity, came the handsome Lady Corbet, in her rustling silks and ample petticoats, carrying her fine boy, and followed by her majestic nurse. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Robert Louis Stevenson Then it is that he enjoys at the same time the deliberate pleasures of a connoisseur comparing wines, and the ardour of the chase. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith The freer my actions, the more am I bound to deliberate on them. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

One feels that it is making a deliberate stand for recognition against cabaret and radio and the talkies, and that, though it is finding a public, the curve of favour is towards the others. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Andrew Lang I can find nothing suspicious in them, except the deliberate insertion of formulæ which occur in genuine ballads. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Andrew Lang If we may judge a theory by its results, when compared with the deliberate verdict of the world, your aesthetic does not seem to hold water. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens His first scene was eminently successful; but, as it occupied a second in its representation (and five lines in the bill), it scarcely afforded ground for a cool and deliberate judgment of his powers. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]