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Word: deference

Definition: courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery


Sentences Containing 'deference'

"Another has confirmed “The culture was one of putting deference towards politicians before safety”" During an inspection of the aircraft at Singapore,the engineers had discovered that one of the fan blades was bent,thus causing the engines to malfunction and could cause the plane to fall out of the sky.
"Oh, if you say so, Mr. Jones, it is all right," said the stranger with deference.
3:16; 20:7), should be deliberately rendered in the translation of the Hebrew Scriptures.” Furthermore, LSM states that “deference to ancient religion and confusion from modern sectarians are no reasons to shrink back from the use and enjoyment of God’s personal and revealed name.” Other Languages.
All this earns Kamban a special place in the heart of Kulothunga who treats him with utmost deference and affection.
All would pay deference to an officer like you, with a fierce mustache and a long sabre, but they think they may crush a poor weeping girl with impunity.''
Although he indicated that it was "hard to argue with Brandy's deference to the rhythm, especially when she rides one of producer Rodney Jerkins itchily propulsive tracks," he also noted that it was flattening "its emotional range, until the romantic bliss of "Happy," the dogged determination of "Never Say Never," and the conflicted affection of "Angel in Disguise" all end up sounding pretty much the same."
Any person walking into an Umueze-Anam family or group at table is automatically invited to join in the meal. Third, an Umueze-Anam person has a deep-seated respect for elders and treats older people with deference.
Bush declared he had "the Big Mo", and with Reagan boycotting the Puerto Rico primary in deference to New Hampshire, Bush won the territory easily, giving him an early lead going into New Hampshire.
But when philosophers, who pretend to neglect authority, and to cultivate reason, hold the same discourse, I pay them not, I own, the same obsequious submission and pious deference.
Cardus's lack of deference sometimes led to friction, as with Hamilton Harty, chief conductor of the Hallé Orchestra from 1920.
Elizabeth was at no loss to understand from whence this deference to her authority proceeded; but it was not in her power to give any information of so satisfactory a nature as the compliment deserved.
Elizabeth was chiefly struck by his extraordinary deference for Lady Catherine, and his kind intention of christening, marrying, and burying his parishioners whenever it were required.
First live radio broadcasts aired in 1925, transmitted from the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival. On the other hand, news broadcasts only played a minor part out of deference to the Austrian press and the "neutralism" policy of the federal government (the July Revolt of 1927 was not even mentioned).
Grilley at first called it Taoist yoga, in deference to the term Paulie Zink had used.
He also argued that deference to the agency's expertise made no sense where the agency had never seen the particular problem before.
He also states that he agreed with Illinois in applying neutral principles with judicial deference to the church and that court did not in any way transgress the aforementioned Amendments of the Constitution of the United States.
He made his way along the corridors through force of habit; he threw aside his magisterial robe, not out of deference to etiquette, but because it was an unbearable burden, a veritable garb of Nessus, insatiate in torture.
He was treated with marked courtesy by the captain and with marked deference by all the officers and servants; and this deferential spirit was quickly communicated to the passengers, too.
I am aware that two palaeontologists, whose opinions are worthy of much deference, namely Bronn and Woodward, have concluded that the average duration of each formation is twice or thrice as long as the average duration of specific forms.
I assure you, that if Darcy were not such a great tall fellow, in comparison with myself, I should not pay him half so much deference.
I replied, with all due deference to his experience (but with more deference, I am afraid, to his being Dora's father), that perhaps it was a little nonsensical that the Registry of that Court, containing the original wills of all persons leaving effects within the immense province of Canterbury, for three whole centuries, should be an accidental building, never designed for the purpose, leased by the registrars for their Own private emolument, unsafe, not even ascertained to be fire-proof, choked with the important documents it held, and positively, from the roof to the basement, a mercenary speculation of the registrars, who took great fees from the public, and crammed the public's wills away anyhow and anywhere, having no other object than to get rid of them cheaply.
Immense deference was shown to the Henry Spikers, male and female; which Agnes told me was on account of Mr. Henry Spiker being solicitor to something Or to Somebody, I forget what or which, remotely connected with the Treasury.
In "La Cosmographie," Alfonse defined "La Grande Jave" as an extension of the giant Antarctic continent, or "Terra Australis": “This Java touches the Straight of Magellan in the west, and in the east Terra Australis… I estimate that the coast of the Ocean Sea called the Austral coast extends eastwards to Java, to the western coast of the said Java.” Apparently in deference to Marco Polo’s claim that Java Major was the largest island in the world, Alfonse gave the name "Jave Mynore" to the island of Java and the name "La Grand Jave" to the continental land to the south.
In deference to the previous competition, the top five entrants from 1924 were each given £75 upon the submission of a new design, and all of the designs were insured by the government for £100 each.
In short, Sancho, I would have thee tell me all that has come to thine ears on this subject; and thou art to tell me, without adding anything to the good or taking away anything from the bad; for it is the duty of loyal vassals to tell the truth to their lords just as it is and in its proper shape, not allowing flattery to add to it or any idle deference to lessen it.
In spite of the light brown dustcoat and leather-leggings which he wore in deference to his rustic surroundings, I had no difficulty in recognising Lestrade, of Scotland Yard.
Judicial deference to agency decisions is what has kept them in effect, despite the difference between these and the statutory criteria.
Presently he ventured to remark, with deference`Pretty good stage of the river now, ain't it, sir?'
Prior to his march to Jazira, tensions had grown between the Zengid rulers of the region, primarily concerning their unwillingness to pay deference to Mosul.
She is the sort of woman whom one can not regard with too much deference.''
So the boys were given Christian names, and in deference to the Muslim ruler, Muslim surnames).
The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend,''observed the Marquis,``will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof,''looking up to it,``shuts out the sky.''
The deference which both she and Traddles showed towards the Beauty, pleased me very much.
The fact is, that you were sick of civility, of deference, of officious attention.
The use of the name "Warren" was in deference to one of Nichols' early lovers he met when visiting his aunt and uncle in Neptune Beach, Florida in 1961.
These creatures being puffed up with the fulsome flattery of a set of flesh-flies, which are continually buzzing about them, carry themselves with the utmost insolence imaginable; insomuch, that you must speak to them with a great deal of deference, or you are sure to be affronted.
They are also called "ainen matawa" locally in deference to Korean sensitivities because the name KoreKorea is overtly linked to the country.
They were all taken aback, and not one of them dared to utter a word, such deference did they pay him.
Under the republican government he uniformly opposed the laws and measures passed against religious congregations and their schools, but endeavored to inspire his clergy to deference and conciliation in their relations with the civil authorities.

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