Example sentences for: deference

How can you use “deference” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • All contenders show the requisite deference toward Anabolis, the goddess of steroids.

  • The interview, occasioned by McPherson's 70 th birthday, appeared in the "Style" section of Oct. 20's Washington Post . McPherson was introduced, quite properly, as an important former aide to Lyndon Johnson and author of a "much-praised" memoir, A Political Education . Chatterbox will even go along with the interview's overall tone of deference (headline: "The Long View of a Changing Capital"); from a distance, McPherson has always struck Chatterbox as a kind, thoughtful, and (for the most part) honorable man.

  • Thus, Spaniards would be happier if they still dressed in black and let narrow-minded priests run their lives, and residents of the American South would be happier if planters still sipped mint juleps, wore white suits, and accepted traditional deference from sharecroppers ...

  • The paper has a word for this attitude of the Clinton government toward China: "deference."

  • But given the current deference to states, this was never seriously considered.


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