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deliberate about someone or something

 and deliberate on someone or something
to think about someone or something; to consider what to do about someone or something. How long do you intend to deliberate about Carol? We will deliberate about this matter as long as it takes to do it right. Let's deliberate on this for a while.
See also: deliberate

deliberate over someone or something

to discuss and argue about someone or something. We will deliberate over this question tomorrow. We have been deliberating over Karen long enough.
See also: deliberate
References in classic literature ?
said I, and I deliberately tore her dictation in four parts, and presented her with the fragments.
Drunk with pride in his intelligence and in his fearlessness, Philip entered deliberately upon a new life.
repeated Dolokhov, and as if about to tell a good story he put down the cards, leaned back in his chair, and began deliberately with a smile:
The Sagoth nearest the cave bear, finding his escape blocked, turned and leaped deliberately to an awful death upon the jagged rocks three hundred feet below.
They rose and roared forth their approval as he moved deliberately across the intervening squares toward the Orange Chief.
One by one he took them from the dish, and ate deliberately.
And the Emperor Nicholas was conscious of evoking this rapture and deliberately aroused it.
London, after the wreck of the Minota, deliberately and shamelessly stole her from the Minota's skipper.
He left the fire; he put the ax away softly in a corner; he sat down in his old place, deliberately self-abandoned to a frenzy of vindictive joy.
The landlady, to whom I next addressed myself, deliberately declined to assist me in any way whatever.
Countless men have passed through the long sickness and lived to tell of it and deliberately to forget it to the end of their days.
With Sir Patrick's pens and Sir Patrick's paper they produced a letter of instructions, deliberately reopening the investigation which Sir Patrick's superior wisdom had closed.
Mercy gave the woman who had again and again deliberately insulted her a first warning.
Further, one may ask whether the author has a deliberately formed theory of life; and if so how it shows itself, and, of course, how sound it is.
Stepan Arkadyevitch was already washed and combed and ready to be dressed, when Matvey, stepping deliberately in his creaky boots, came back into the room with the telegram in his hand.