Part of speech: noun

The act of deliberating; slowness in action; forethought; intention.

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Usage examples "deliberation":

  1. Mrs. Busby wore an air of deliberation. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.
  2. Those were cold, dark hours of deliberation as he let the wind drive him across the desolate land. - "The Branding Iron", Katharine Newlin Burt.
  3. Phil asked, trying to gain a little time for deliberation. - "The Errand Boy", Horatio Alger.