Example sentences for: deference

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

  • 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.

  • Another source says that Sheikh Saeed opposed the operation, both out of deference to Omar and because he feared the U.S. response to an attack.

  • 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 Dow's big day leads at USA Today , the New York Times , and the Los Angeles Times , and is the right-hand leader at the Wall Street Journal . The Washington Post off-leads the story in deference to the opening of bidding on D.C.'s beloved Redskins.

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

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