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 v.  delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time
Classic Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
1  It had taken all of Melanie's diplomacy to persuade them to defer their decision.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
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.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
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.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  Franz protested he could not defer his pursuit till the following day, for many reasons.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
6  I could not defer my pleasure, so I took a cabriolet and drove to the horse dealer's.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
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."
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35
9  I am always willing to defer to your good sense.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
10  She was perfect at the social sport of coolly holding her own, and making other people defer to her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
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.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
12  She would not hear of staying a second longer: in truth, I felt rather disposed to defer the sequel of her narrative myself.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  Well, I must defer to your judgment.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
14  There was still no improvement in the countess' health, but it was impossible to defer the journey to Moscow any longer.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XIII
15  He devoted himself to Fanny with such sympathetic deference she even smiled at him, and the meal went well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  I would again defer to responsible judgment when we're dealing with these kind of things.
2  When making decisions about purchasing software, we must defer to Michael, our computer guru; he gets the final word.
3  Customers often defer payment for as long as possible.
4  The traditional menu was changed in deference to Western tastes.
5  But in deference to Mr.
6  We all showed deference to his skill.
7  He treats her with such deference.
8  Bishop Proudie's wife expected all the subordinate clergy to behave with great deference to the wife of their superior.
9  In deference to the minister's request, please do not take photographs during the wedding service.
10  The veteran broadcaster ended "the age of deference" and ushered in a new era that made programmes like Newsnight and the Today programme possible.
11  Further discussion on the proposal will be deferred until April.
12  The decision has been deferred by the board until next month.
13  The department deferred the decision for six months.
14  Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
15  She deferred to her partner in everything.