The young are deferential to their elders.
Jetr met his gaze with a small smile and deferential bow of his head.
The officer evidently had complete control of his face, and while Kutuzov was turning managed to make a grimace and then assume a most serious, deferential, and innocent expression.
`Ali, who was very deferential to any exhibition of piety, allowed him to escape unpunished.
Of this quality there was no trace in his manner, which was courteous, conciliatory and even deferential; nor in his speech, which breathed an almost exaggerated humility.
Crispis so-called megalomania gave place to retrenchment in home affairs and to a deferential attitude towards all foreign powers.
He evidently feels in a position to give his gnosis with some claim to a deferential hearing.
It is clear from the emperor's letters that in regard to nine out of ten of the matters which his anxious and deferential legate referred to him for his decision he would have been better pleased if the legate had decided them for himself.