NOTE: implies a group of participants, not just one individual
The jury has been in deliberations for several days.
After much deliberation, the committee finally reached a compromise.
We must now make a decision on this without further deliberation.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: often implies the contemplation of a single individual, internal reflection
It was the deliberation of his act that was insulting.
Bob gave surprisingly little deliberation to the consequences of his action.
She was a woman of calmness and deliberation in all matters.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 5
He replaced the glass on the table with deliberation.
Her deliberations in getting dressed made her miss the train.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4