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Sample sentences for the GRE study word deference

deference can be used as a noun

1.Very touching was his deference to Nana. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
2.A man followed her, a suggestion of deference in his manner. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
3.The doctor's eyes held the deference accorded to a really rich man. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
4.Many are chosen, as you see, with little deference to the opinions of Virtu. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.This shade of deference also disturbed Pierre. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.Through too much deference to our sovereign sway. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
7.We have had every deference shown to us, and not once any objection to whatever we chose to ask or do. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
8.A deference such as he had never before received was shown him. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.In spite of the light brown dustcoat and leather-leggings which he wore in deference to his rustic surroundings, I had no difficulty in recognising Lestrade, of Scotland Yard. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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