Deferential sentence example

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  • The young are deferential to their elders.

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  • Jetr met his gaze with a small smile and deferential bow of his head.

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  • 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.

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  • They are all very deferential to each other so unlike life at home.

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  • The age we live in is democratic not deferential.

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  • 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.

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  • Obviously you must be polite, but don't be too deferential, and remember the power of eye contact.

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  • 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.

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  • He was not deferential to his seniors and did not expect deference from his juniors.

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  • I discovered in a moment why the orator of the hustings is so deferential to the mob.

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  • This approach might be thought to be perhaps both overly dismissive of the Human Rights Commission and overly deferential to the Strasbourg Court.

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  • Science and Technology Society is becoming less deferential, with people increasingly demanding more involvement in the decisions that affect their lives.

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  • On the contrary, Depretis and Melegari, both of whom were imbued with French Liberal doctrines, adopted towards the Republic an attitude so deferential as to arouse suspicion in Vienna and Berlin.

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  • Crispis so-called megalomania gave place to retrenchment in home affairs and to a deferential attitude towards all foreign powers.

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  • He evidently feels in a position to give his gnosis with some claim to a deferential hearing.

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