Example sentences for: deference

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

  • 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 ...

  • Furthermore, Republicans have done away with deference for a whole range of posts that touch upon contentious social issues, not just those involving civil rights.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.


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