DEFERENCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEFERENCE
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deference
 n.  willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
Classic Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
1  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
2  He did not call at the house now, probably in deference to the feelings of Frank and Pitty who would have been outraged at a male caller while Scarlett was in a delicate condition.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  So, in deference to public opinion, he skipped all mention of Purgatory.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  Even Aunt Pitty, downstairs in the library, was not rocking her creaking chair in deference to Scarlett's sorrow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
5  But instead of discharging Mammy or being short and stern with her, Rhett treated her with the utmost deference, with far more courtesy than he treated any of the ladies of Scarlett's recent acquaintance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  The young lady was treated by her hosts with corresponding deference; and she was in the mood when such attentions are acceptable, whatever their source.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
7  White men passed the law, and white judges and juries would pass upon the suits against the law, and render judgment in line with their prejudices and in deference to the greater financial power.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
8  The reply of Heyward was interrupted by a groan from Munro; but after he had paused a moment, in deference to the sorrow of his aged friend he resumed the subject.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
9  Long and habitual deference to the mandates of his superiors had taught the scout the virtue of obedience.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
10  Munro seemed to shake off his apathy, and listened to the wild schemes of the young man with a deference that his gray hairs and reverend years should have denied.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
11  But Duncan, who, in deference to the other's skill and services, had hitherto submitted somewhat implicitly to his dictation, now assumed the superior, with a manner that was not easily resisted.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
12  As the chief slowly uttered these words, pausing impressively between each sentence, the culprit raised his face, in deference to the other's rank and years.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
13  Hawkeye had placed himself a little in the rear, with a deference to the superior rank of his companions, that no similarity in the state of their present fortunes could induce him to forget.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
14  The same grave expression of grief, the same rigid silence, and the same deference to the principal mourner, were observed around the place of interment as have been already described.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
15  Louisa turned her head to him, and bent it with a deference that was new in her.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The traditional menu was changed in deference to Western tastes.
2  But in deference to Mr.
3  We all showed deference to his skill.
4  He treats her with such deference.
5  Bishop Proudie's wife expected all the subordinate clergy to behave with great deference to the wife of their superior.
6  In deference to the minister's request, please do not take photographs during the wedding service.
7  The veteran broadcaster ended "the age of deference" and ushered in a new era that made programmes like Newsnight and the Today programme possible.
8  I would again defer to responsible judgment when we're dealing with these kind of things.
9  When making decisions about purchasing software, we must defer to Michael, our computer guru; he gets the final word.
10  Customers often defer payment for as long as 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.