1 It had taken all of Melanie's diplomacy to persuade them to defer their decision.
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2 She had decided to defer the purchase of the dressing-case till she should receive the bill for her new opera-cloak, and the resolve made her feel much richer than when she had entered the shop.
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3 Before the autumn was over, she began to treat me more like an equal and to defer to me in other things than reading lessons.
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4 He resolved that nobody should be witness of his encounter with Tom; and determined, if he could not subdue him by bullying, to defer his vengeance, to be wreaked in a more convenient season.
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5 Franz protested he could not defer his pursuit till the following day, for many reasons.
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6 I could not defer my pleasure, so I took a cabriolet and drove to the horse dealer's.
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7 Then, turning towards Beauchamp, "If you have anything to attend to, Beauchamp, do it directly; if you have any appointment for this evening, defer it till tomorrow."
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8 And with this admirable discretion did she defer the assurance of her finding their mutual relatives more disagreeable than ever, and of her being particularly disgusted with his mother, till they were more in private.
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9 I am always willing to defer to your good sense.
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10 She was perfect at the social sport of coolly holding her own, and making other people defer to her.
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11 But there goes the bell, and as I stand to win a little on this next race, I shall defer a lengthy explanation until a more fitting time.
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12 She would not hear of staying a second longer: in truth, I felt rather disposed to defer the sequel of her narrative myself.
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13 Well, I must defer to your judgment.
14 There was still no improvement in the countess' health, but it was impossible to defer the journey to Moscow any longer.
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15 He devoted himself to Fanny with such sympathetic deference she even smiled at him, and the meal went well.
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