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.

  • Albania appealed to the Allies for control of Kosovo but, considered an insignificant state, was rebuffed in deference to Serbian claims.

  • Adults, with far too much deference for the printed word, tend to consult such a book in much the way they consult the dictionary or the Bible (or in the way baseball fanatics consult the official record books): as the final arbiter, as that which settles all arguments.

  • Out of deference to the pope, the state of Missouri postponed something until after he left St. Louis and returned to Rome.

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


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