Example sentences for: deferential

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

  • Clinton, after all, is incredibly deferential to his Joint Chiefs because of his own history of nonservice: It's impossible to believe that he would have overruled the chiefs if they were as absolute as the leaks suggest.

  • At $500,000 a year, Met General Manager Joseph Volpe is well paid, but not absurdly so, for someone who runs a $150 million-a-year business and has to deal with malingering divas instead of deferential corporate vice presidents.

  • 1) Monica is the kind of woman who has a cell phone; 2) Monica is deferential to authority; and 3) Monica is not feeling too confident.

  • Rodman is also popular because his rebellion and mad behavior are welcome in a world where we're expected to be deferential and compliant.

  • The fourth-year forward hopes to shed his deferential reputation: "I think I can be the best player in the NBA, and I want to show it."


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