Example sentences for: deliberate

How can you use “deliberate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • I see the rather boring point about using alumni to cover both men and women, and I quite agree that the use of relatively newer and less widely used terms like authoress, aviatrix , and poetess seems to be a deliberate, unwarranted attempt to identify someone as a female; but a graduate of the feminine gender is a `woman graduate' = alumna , the `first woman dancer in a ballet company' is a prima ballerina (I've never heard of a “prime ballerino”), and a `woman opera star' is a diva or prima donna . I hesitate to point out that we use prima donna of men, too, because my critics will say that they disapprove of the term's second life as designating a “temperamental person of either sex.

  • "I believe that in no case was this discrimination conscious or deliberate," Robert Birgeneau, dean of MIT's School of Science told the New York Times . "Nevertheless, the effects were real."

  • The cigarette-packaging thing reminds me, in an indirect way, of a larger issue I've always found interesting: the deliberate effort to frustrate or annoy the consumer.

  • The landmark Swann suit had its origins in the 1955 Supreme Court decision known as Brown II . Brown II gummed up the initial 1954 Brown ruling--which had decreed segregated schools unconstitutional--by saying, in a now-infamous oxymoron, that desegregation should proceed "with all deliberate speed."

  • My Columbia colleague Simon Schama's Dead Certainties , also now several years old, was a deliberate effort to play with the elusive boundary between fiction and history and to suggest how the two might be fruitfully joined.


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