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1Long and careful consideration or discussion.‘after much deliberation, we arrived at a compromise’‘the commission's deliberations’
thought, thinking, consideration, reflection, contemplation, cogitation, pondering, weighing up, musing, meditation, rumination, broodingView synonyms
- ‘Social partnership is subjected to no democratic accountability and its deliberations are carried out in secret.’
- ‘I said to them that in their deliberations they should consider the ten pensioners' flats adjacent.’
- ‘The discussions and deliberations which transpired over this period have been treated as a state secret.’
- ‘There are tight legal restrictions on discussing real jury deliberations.’
- ‘Jurors with nicotine addictions are let out during deliberations to smoke.’
- ‘Some people feel that it is a bad idea for jurors to discuss their deliberations.’
- ‘The length of their deliberations surprised me after the brutality of the crime.’
- ‘After two days deliberations they returned a guilty verdict by a majority of 10-2.’
- ‘The jury was resuming its deliberations today to consider verdicts on two remaining charges.’
- ‘The judges resumed their deliberations without the aid workers yesterday, who did not appear on the trial's fifth day.’
- ‘Both sides had been playing as though still searching for their fluency, even simply for a meaning to their deliberations.’
- ‘They asserted that deliberations had focused more on the interests of the elite than those of the general public.’
- ‘It was a six-month-long process of detailed deliberations and consultations.’
- ‘Whether we will be able to come to agreement on this we don't yet know, as the reference group has not yet completed its deliberations.’
- ‘Council discussed the prospective sales during budget deliberations this month.’
- ‘Although we don't actually get to cast a vote, it's hard not to become involved in the deliberations.’
- ‘The council also invites private-sector observers to join their deliberations.’
- ‘These people did not go easy on her in their deliberations, from all appearances.’
- ‘Yet no major initiatives are expected to emerge from the deliberations.’
- ‘All business reports have been submitted and the judging panel is in the course of making its deliberations.’
2Slow and careful movement or thought.‘he replaced the glass on the table with deliberation’
care, carefulness, lack of haste, steadinessView synonyms
- ‘No bill, no matter how great it is in substance, will be able to do that without care and great deliberation.’
- ‘Bold bedrooms may look free, but remember that they have been put together with deliberation, care and discipline.’
- ‘Arms vertically extended, I turned with the slow deliberation of a cornered felon.’
- ‘With a slow deliberation she folded it and held it out to him with a playful innocence that made him want to rush over to her and kiss her.’
- ‘The work of the Code revision committee proceeded with calculated deliberation.’
- ‘Morgan smirks and with slow deliberation, sorts through the pile of books on the desk.’
- ‘Again and again, with slow deliberation, the whale approaches the boat.’
- ‘He had been striding back and forth, rubbing his chin in deliberation at an agonizingly slow pace.’
- ‘Tanned and looking younger than he is, he speaks with slow deliberation, well aware of the power of the spoken word.’
- ‘Again, he fired but this time taking great care and deliberation with each pull of the trigger.’
- ‘I looked over the reef to see large shadows moving with slow deliberation way below.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin deliberatio(n-), from deliberare consider carefully (see deliberate).
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