As you deliberated, did you ever think about staying single?
deliberated long enough to seem convincing, then sprang the question.
So far, the jury hearing has deliberated for 33 hours over six days.
early 15c., "done with careful consideration," from Latin deliberatus "resolved upon, determined," past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Meaning "slow, consciously unhurried" is attested by 1590s. Related: Deliberately.
1540s, from Latin deliberatus, past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberated; deliberating.