Sentence Examples


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

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