Deference in a sentence

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Definition of Deference

  • A yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance.
  • a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
  • a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • courteous regard for people's feelings

How to use deference in a sentence. Deference pronunciation.

But I desire such would be perswaded to hear what the late A. B. Tillotson thought of these matters, (and I hope some Deference is due to his Judgment).
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It is in deference to her good taste, her good sense, and her moderation, that each of us avoids that violence and that passion which warps the best intentions.
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This worthy woman had insisted on giving it up to Mademoiselle Charlotte, for whom she manifested, since she had become the betrothed of the seven hundred thousand francs' income of the General, the most humble deference.
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The workmanship was clearly of different eras, and the reparations, either from ignorance or intention, had often been effected with little deference to the original design.
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Many of them openly declared that they were voting not according to their own judgment but in deference to the desire of their constituents.
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Philip was startled at Doctor South's suspicion of asepsis; he had accepted it in deference to universal opinion; but he used the precautions which Philip had known insisted upon so scrupulously at the hospital with the disdainful tolerance of a man playing at soldiers with children.
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Under the specious pretence of deference for antiquity and respect for primitive models, he imagined that Scott was sapping the foundations of Protestantism.
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By his orders the table had been decorated beforehand with six sheets of blotting-paper, with six pens, six ink-pots, a tumbler and a jug of water, a bell, and, in deference to the taste of the lady members, a vase of hardy chrysanthemums.
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When Mary wrote to say that she had asked Ralph Denham to stay with them, she added, out of deference to Elizabeth's character, that he was very nice, though rather queer, and had been overworking himself in London.
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His deference was agreeable to her, his manners were exemplary; and when the church towers and factory chimneys of the town came into sight, she roused herself, and recalled memories of the fair summer of 1853, which fitted in harmoniously with what she was dreaming of the future.
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Very beautiful," she added quickly, though she repressed, in deference to William, her own wonder that the sight of Ralph Denham talking to a boatman on the banks of the Thames could move any one to such an attitude of adoration.
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Even in 1831 he waived many of his scruples as to internal improvements in deference to public opinion, and signed the bills which made appropriations for the improvement of harbors and rivers, for the continuation of the Cumberland road, for the encouragement of the culture of the vine and olive, and for granting an extended copyright to authors.
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He always paid great deference to the court, and was generally courteous to his opponents.
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It was in a deference to old habit, and the "qu en dira't on," that he ordered a half bottle of excellent Chambertin and then proceeded to dine with all the scrupulous punctilio of the old happy mess days.
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Even this old brute, Johnstone, seems to treat her with great respect and deference.
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Yet she broached her plan, trembling visibly, while he heard her through with melancholy deference.
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The senator turned and closed the door, and read from a paper in his hand; so used was he to formality that he read it formally, yet with a feeling of intense relief, of deference, of apology.
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More flexible in their habits than the English, they conciliated the latter by deference; and, soothing the unruly passions of the Indians-the Santee and Sewee tribes, who were still in considerable numbers in their immediate neighborhood-they won them to alliance by kindness and forbearance.
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Under such circumstances it seems strange that Tarleton should show such singular deference to the express as to forbear the blow, when his sabre was already uplifted, and one of his most troublesome enemies was actually beneath it.
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From the moment that Greene took command of the southern army, he had yielded the most profound deference to his wishes, had seconded his slightest suggestions, timed his own movements with a studied regard to those contemplated by the commander, and, whenever the service would allow, had devoted his little band to such duties as would lead to the promotion of all those larger plans which were contemplated for the execution of the grand army.
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Examples of Deference

Example #1
If they look into the 11th Volume of his 'Sermons', they will find that in his Discourse against the _Evil of Corrupt Communication_, he tells them, _That Plays, as the Stage now is, are intolerable, and not fit to be permitted in a Civiliz'd, much less in a Christian Nation, They do most notoriously minister_, says he, _both to Infidelity and Vice.
Example #2
By the Prophaneness of them they are apt to instil bad Principles into the Minds of Men, and to lessen that Awe, and Reverence which all Men ought to have for God and Religion: and by their Lewdness they teach Vice, and art apt to infect the Minds of Men, and dispose them to Lewd and Dissolute Practices.
Example #3
In one word, to speak truly, it is love that makes our common tie and our mutual protection.
Example #4
We are all in love with my niece-myself first, of course; next Durocher, for thirty years; then the subprefect and all the rest of them.
Example #5
Mademoiselle d'Estrelles had accepted this change with a disdainful indifference.
Example #6
But this chamber was no longer hers.