Example sentences for: deference

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

  • The new Democratic standard was that deference could no longer be expected, at least for jobs involving civil and human rights.

  • 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.

  • Like much deference, it's really a disguised kiss-off.

  • It was planned in the 1820s as a symbol of Scottish national pride and designed as a mini-Parthenon, in deference to the neoclassical style popular at the time.


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