Definition of deliberation
- After careful deliberation, he decided to study medicine rather than law.
- The jury returned a verdict after a four-hour deliberation.
- spoke with clarity and deliberation
- worked with deliberation on the painting
After hours of deliberation, the council came to a decision.
Jury deliberations lasted two days.
She spoke to the audience with clarity and deliberation.
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: careful thought or discussion done in order to make a decision
: the quality of being slow and careful
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