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Word: defer

Definition: give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous


Sentences Containing 'defer'

``Will you give me leave to defer your raptures till I write again?
If you and Miss Bennet will defer yours till I am out of the room, I shall be very thankful; and then you may say whatever you like of me.''
Another day I will do the same; I will sit in my library, in my nightcap and powdering gown, and give as much trouble as I can; or, perhaps, I may defer it till Kitty runs away.''
Dantes remained in his cell all day, not daring to return to his friend, thinking thus to defer the moment when he should be convinced, once for all, that the abbe was mad such a conviction would be so terrible!
Franz protested he could not defer his pursuit till the following day, for many reasons.
I could not defer my pleasure, so I took a cabriolet and drove to the horse dealer's.
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 time for my departure arrived; I spoke one night to Luscinda, I told her all that had occurred, as I did also to her father, entreating him to allow some delay, and to defer the disposal of her hand until I should see what the Duke Ricardo sought of me: he gave me the promise, and she confirmed it with vows and swoonings unnumbered.
We therefore resolved to put ourselves in the hands of God and in the renegade's; and at the same time an answer was given to Zoraida, telling her that we would do all she recommended, for she had given as good advice as if Lela Marien had delivered it, and that it depended on her alone whether we were to defer the business or put it in execution at once.
Allow me to say that I fully defer to the reasonable character of that inquiry, and proceed to develop it; premising that it is not an object of a pecuniary nature.

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