Example sentences for: deferring

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

  • Either way, throughout his tenure he avoided making decisions, instead deferring to the president and playing different factions within his own government off one another.

  • Had it been accepted, he says, he would have taken on the al Qaeda mission instead of deferring to Zinni.

  • She said the president reliably says the correct things about foreign policy and economics, and then reliably blows it by deferring to the internationalists at the United Nations and the IMF.

  • The LAT says that Republicans wanted in return for deferring a treaty vote an ironclad promise from the Democrats not to bring the treaty up during the election, but "Clinton feared making such a pledge would tie his hands in the event of a diplomatic emergency."

  • Last week, House Republicans tried to postpone a fiscal squeeze by deferring payment of the Earned Income Tax Credit to low-income workers.


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