Sentence Examples

  • The young are deferential to their elders.
  • Jetr met his gaze with a small smile and deferential bow of his head.
  • The officer evidently had complete control of his face, and while Kutuzov was turning managed to make a grimace and then assume a most serious, deferential, and innocent expression.
  • `Ali, who was very deferential to any exhibition of piety, allowed him to escape unpunished.
  • Of this quality there was no trace in his manner, which was courteous, conciliatory and even deferential; nor in his speech, which breathed an almost exaggerated humility.

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