Example sentences for: deference

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

  • For the next 13 years, whenever slighter Reagan biographies appeared, obligatory deference was paid to Morris's forthcoming magnum opus.

  • An experienced Democratic fund-raiser sounded the lonely note in a New York Times op-ed that star-struck local pols have chickened out of the race in deference to a carpetbagger.

  • This often involves some marginal sacrifice of sovereignty: an agreement by each nation to constrain its future behavior so long as others do, and systematic deference to international judgment.

  • 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.

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


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