Phrases with "deliberate"

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

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]

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]

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

In so far as he had time to remember it, he was not troubled by the fact that every word he murmured into the speakwrite, every stroke of his ink-pencil, was a deliberate lie. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

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]

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

Henry Handel Richardson But then Agnes didn’t know how to treat him, Polly soon saw that: she was nervous and fluttery — evasive, too; and once during lunch even told a deliberate fib. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

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

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

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

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]

Could it be possible — was there coming a deliberate suggestion that he should become a convert? “Yes — I know,” he murmured. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

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]

Mark Twain Suppose I resolve to enter upon a course of thought, and study, and reading, with the deliberate purpose of changing that opinion; and suppose I succeed. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Andrew Larkspur knew that the man had told him a deliberate falsehood. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle All over the world, against our direct interests and our deliberate intentions, we are drawn into the same thing. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Rudyard Kipling Very slow and deliberate was his speech, and carefully guarded to give offence to no one. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Our deliberate intention is to be not, indeed, impossible, but most distinctly impracticable, by every scale that reaches only between to-day and to-morrow. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

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

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]

But for him the latter would certainly never contemplate any crime of deliberate violence. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Thomas Paine Some convenient tree will afford them a State House, under the branches of which the whole Colony may assemble to deliberate on public matters. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

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]

A week after Old Billy’s deliberate act, the cyclone swooped down, accompanied by rains which made Old Billy and others very uncomfortable. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

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

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

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]

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

H. G. Wells It is as deliberate and laborious a piece of work as anything I have ever done and I took great pains to make it as exciting and readable as I could without any sacrifice of matter. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

After deliberate and impressive silence it was announced by moody Yan-coo that Wylo’s heart’s blood had been restored, whereupon that hero rose to his feet sound and well though lean. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

I suspect her of a deliberate intention of achieving parallel results by parallel methods. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

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]

H. G. Wells But over it all in my memory now is an effect of deliberate confrontation, and the figure of Marion stands up, pale, melancholy, tear-stained, injured, implacable and dignified. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Sinclair Lewis But he’s a thief — a thief of love and a thief of security, a scheming and deliberate thief. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

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

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]

He had advanced with the deliberate intention of questioning those mysterious riders. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells Benham’s deliberate assumption of the equestrian role brought him into contact with a new set of acquaintances, conscious of political destinies. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

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]

His matter-of-fact manner was deliberate and sustained, not only for the woman’s sake but his own. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

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

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

William Makepeace Thackeray The Prince de Joinville immediately assembled the officers of the ‘Belle Poule,’ to deliberate on an event so unexpected and important. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

George Gissing On Warricombe’s entrance, he pushed back his chair and rose, but with deliberate movement, scarcely smiling. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

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]

The sound of his own truthful statements confirmed his deliberate opinion that speech was of no use to him any longer. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Tobias Smolle After dinner, just as they began to deliberate upon the measures to be taken against Gobble, that gentleman arrived at the inn, and humbly craved admittance. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

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]

H. G. Wells And now I bring down my diagram to expose the first stage of positive and deliberate teaching. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

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]

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

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

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

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]

Henry James I prefer to speak of the book now, however, rather than in touching upon the closing years of his life, for it is a kind of deliberate résumé of his impressions of the land of his ancestors. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

E. F. Benson So Georgie sat down again, and the slow movement went on its long deliberate way, and Elizabeth was surfeited with her treat pages before it was done. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Never before had he told so deliberate a falsehood. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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]

It is difficult to believe that poetry can ever be popularised again without some deliberate effort at the education of public taste, involving strategy and perhaps even subterfuge. Collected Essays by George Orwell

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

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

These classes have little else than a business interest in things economic, and on them at the same time it is chiefly incumbent to deliberate upon the community’s affairs. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

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 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]

George Gissing I have never told a deliberate lie since I was old enough to understand the obligation of truth! But we have to do with monstrous social tyrannies. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

In her bedroom she made a deliberate toilet for the street, tucking stray strands of hair carefully under her uncompromising hat. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins Such was the deliberate opinion of the lawyer whom I privately consulted, under circumstances still to be related. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

I commenced a deliberate system of time-killing, which united some profit with a cheering up of the heavy hours. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Algernon Blackwood But deliberate effort hid them instantly again; they retired instantly into the subconsciousness. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

How are old maids and old bachelors made? Not by deliberate vows of celibacy, but by sliding on from year to year with no sufficient matrimonial provocation. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells Then I heard the slow, deliberate sound creeping towards me again. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

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

Jane Austen Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

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

H. G. Wells But also she perceived something selective, deliberate and narrowing in his attitude. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

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]

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

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

D. H. Lawrence All the debates had been a slow, deliberate crystallising of a few dominant ideas in all the members. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton My Father Brown was deliberately described as a Suffolk dumpling from East Anglia. That, and the rest of his description, was a deliberate disguise for the purpose of detective fiction. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

John Ruskin On the other hand, the redeemable sins of avarice and prodigality are, in Dante’s sight, those which are without deliberate or calculated operation. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

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]

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

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

William Hazlitt Their deliberate hypocrisy adds the last finishing to the odiousness of their characters. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He did not like Mr. Sabin any the better—in fact he was beginning to acquire a deliberate distrust of him. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

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

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

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]

Flaubert’s genius moved in a very different and a far wider orbit: but it was no less guided by the dictates of deliberate art. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

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]

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

It was a matter of deliberate choice. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

He did not realize that this constant striving to interest her in Oriental things struck her only as perverse, ungentlemanly, a deliberate seeking after the squalid and the ‘beastly’. Burmese Days by George Orwell

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]

I consider your attention to that girl a deliberate insult to me; a girl with whom I never could get on — who has said the rudest things to me. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

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

Walter Scott And to you, madam,” he said, addressing Lucy, “I have nothing farther to say, except to pray to God that you may not become a world’s wonder for this act of wilful and deliberate perjury. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

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]

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

Perhaps a shade more deliberate in his talk and manner. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle As to your suggestion that I may modify my opinion, I would have you know that it is not my habit to do so after a deliberate expression of my mature views. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

George Eliot There was one deliberate act of hers which especially helped to intoxicate me. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We are going to play the conscious and deliberate philanderer. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

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]

George Eliot The Special Council is to meet again on the twenty-first to deliberate whether the Appeal shall be allowed or not. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arnold Bennett It’s your own deliberate choice, mind you! Whatever happens to you you’ve brought on yourself. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

In short, he first committed the murder with the deliberate intention of later fastening the guilt upon me. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Maria Edgeworth I never was guilty of deliberate imposture. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

No! What he imparted to the Editor were no emotions, but mere facts conveyed in a deliberate voice and in uninspired words. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

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]

Dawler was contradicting him, and swearing hard and fast that it was a case of deliberate murder. Robert Ashton’s Wedding-day by Ellen Wood [1870]

Edgar Allan Poe For many classes of composition there is required a deliberate perusal, with notes, and subsequent generalization. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Herein lies the explanation of many a deliberate and confessed killing, while to the meteor have the perpetrators looked for absolution and remission of their sin. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a knock at the door, not an ordinary knock at all, but a measured, deliberate tapping, three times repeated. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

He had been put into this contagious den with a deliberate purpose. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Andrew Lang As to deliberate adherence to tradition by the poets, we have proved that the Cyclic epic poets of 800–660 B.C. wandered widely from the ancient models. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Tentatively at first, then more loudly, they began to assert that the P.O.U.M. was splitting the Government forces not by bad judgement but by deliberate design. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

So Mr. Jarvis stood his cue against the table, laid off his fashionable morning-coat, resumed his stick, spread his fine figure upon the table with his back to the ceiling and took deliberate aim. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

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

D. H. Lawrence Poor little devil: it was like a deliberate satire. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Outwardly, it was a London of calm faces, of blue lamps, of women in uniform, and of deliberate geniality. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

G. K. Chesterton I have admitted that some part of Stevenson’s deliberate choice of childishness was a reaction from ill-chosen surroundings and courses of conduct in the periods of passion and of youth. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

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]

To a headstrong man like my father, rendered desperate by deliberate injustice, there was only one natural way out of it. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

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]

Theodore Dreiser It was not like the ordinary eye, which, under such embarrassing circumstances, would have been immediately withdrawn; it kept its position with deliberate boldness. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim A murderer, Trowse.” Trowse stared at his friend for several moments without speaking—a cold, deliberate inspection. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

George Gissing If this wasn’t deliberate acting what did it mean?” “Yes, it was put on,” Eve admitted, after a pause. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

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

She, Janet, was conscious of a deliberate effort to widen and deepen the sympathy between them. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

He scrutinised the future, weighing the possibilities with deliberate care. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

George Gissing Unfortunately, heroism of that kind is only another name for deliberate falsehood, in word and deed, and I confess I hadn’t the courage for it. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [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]

Yet it was the fruit of deliberate calculation. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

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

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]

W. W. Jacobs To be sure she could not prevent him meeting her in the road when the schooner was at Northfleet, his attitude when she tried to, being one of wilful and deliberate defiance. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

George Gissing What he proposed to himself was a life of deliberate baseness. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

For there was good reason to believe not only that these doctrines were held by Albert in theory, but that he was making a deliberate and sustained attempt to give them practical validity. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Harmonious delights of novel readers, they will not stand against the winnowing wind of deliberate criticism. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Mark Twain A letter of his shows in its very first sentence that he came under that friendly roof like a cold-hearted villain as he was, with the deliberate intention of debauching a confiding, innocent girl. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

As for any deliberate alteration of the cards”— he shrugged his shoulders —“well, we won’t discuss it. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

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]

All this notwithstanding, it would be a mistake to assume that he was a deliberate woman-hunter, and wasted his energies in licentiousness. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

D. H. Lawrence It was the deliberate evil wastefulness of the war-makers in their own countries. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Wilkie Collins Still, is it generous — is it even just — to hold her responsible for deliberate sin? She is at the close of her days; she can feel no new affection; she can never replace you. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

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]

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]

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

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]

George Gissing Did you ever foresee such a possibility?” “I can’t say that it astonished me,” was the deliberate reply, without any ironic note. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Wentworth stood there now for some seconds, exercising a no more conscious but a still more deliberate choice. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

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

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

George Gissing He was growing to hate the meaningless symbol which distinguished him from ordinary men; the sight of an envelope addressed to him stirred his spleen, for it looked like deliberate mockery. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

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

H. G. Wells Or, to be more precise, with a deliberate disregard of the indisputable correctness of what he had been saying. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

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]

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]

James Joyce Their gaze began with a defiant note but was confused by what seemed a deliberate swoon of the pupil into the iris, revealing for an instant a temperament of great sensibility. Dubliners by James Joyce

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]

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]

Charles Kingsley And now, indeed, the critical moment seemed come at last; for the lad began afresh to declare his deliberate intention of going to London to seek his fortune, in spite of parents and all the world. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Thomas Hardy I don’t inquire why you decided to come here, or anything as to what your course would have been if he had not died, though I know there’s no deliberate harm in ye. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

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]

George Gissing Description of locality, deliberate analysis of character or motive, demanded far too great an effort for his present condition. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

The great majority of these errors were not the result of accident: they were the result of deliberate falsification. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

D. H. Lawrence From the first day he had hated Paul. Finding the lad’s impersonal, deliberate gaze of an artist on his face, he got into a fury. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

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]

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]

The woman, that woman of composed movements, of deliberate superior manner, took a little run to catch up with him, and directly she had caught up with him tried to introduce her hand under his arm. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

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]

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]

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]

It was not the spiritual exaltation of a moment, but a deliberate applying of the lessons which he had been learning year by year. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

He knew that his wife had bought the toy with the deliberate intent of disappointing and wounding her mother-in-law; and he was afraid that he would find the old lady deeply mortified and incensed. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing He did not quicken his step, even stopped to close the gate with deliberate care, but if his face could ever be said to light up, it did so as he bent to the girl’s kiss. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Ralph Waldo Emerson On deliberate choice, and from grounds of character, he has elected his part to live and die for, and dies with grandeur. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Impossibility of such parallels being fortuitous; the result of deliberate intention, not an accident of literary invention. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

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

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

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

Wilkie Collins If this was not a deliberate insult, it was something extremely like it. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Henry James It may be a disagreeable proximity; it’s one, at any rate, of our own deliberate making. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

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

George Gissing Bertie told her a deliberate untruth, and she at once discovered it. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

And now the trance deepened upon him, and what had before been half deliberate thought was now dream or vision — and, as if for the last time, he felt the choice offered him once more. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

The members continued to deliberate week after week, and at last, after thinking about it for three months, declared that they could offer no final decision until they had more information. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry James This was the greatest push I had ever got in my life; I took a deliberate step, for the first time; I sailed for England. I’ve been here three days: they’ve seemed three months. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Ann Radcliffe Still anxious, she remained at the lattice, but he appeared no more; no voice announced disaster; and, at length, she returned to her cell, to deliberate on the subject of her departure. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

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

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]