The young are deferential to their elders.
Jetr met his gaze with a small smile and deferential bow of his head.
`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.
"This is what I want, my dear fellow," said the count to the deferential young man who had entered.
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.
Crispis so-called megalomania gave place to retrenchment in home affairs and to a deferential attitude towards all foreign powers.
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.
He evidently feels in a position to give his gnosis with some claim to a deferential hearing.
The age we live in is democratic not deferential.
They are all very deferential to each other so unlike life at home.
deferential respect, appreciating what your Lordship has already decided.
Obviously you must be polite, but don't be too deferential, and remember the power of eye contact.
deferential relationship between the fan-base and the football club.
He was not deferential to his seniors and did not expect deference from his juniors.
deferential in the face of public interest immunity claims from government.
deferential attitude of the United Kingdom's political leaders toward the European Union.
deferential press treatment of the Roosevelts in the White House with the Clinton era.
deferential tone disarmed critics and left many an anti-American voice speechless, literally.
I discovered in a moment why the orator of the hustings is so deferential to the mob.
This approach might be thought to be perhaps both overly dismissive of the Human Rights Commission and overly deferential to the Strasbourg Court.
Science and Technology Society is becoming less deferential, with people increasingly demanding more involvement in the decisions that affect their lives.
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.
deferential manner giving them all their titles.
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