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.
  • Over his ivory-inlaid table, Ahab presided like a mute, maned sea-lion on the white coral beach, surrounded by his warlike but still deferential cubs.
  • "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.

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