Sentence Examples

  • The young are deferential to their elders.
  • Jetr met his gaze with a small smile and deferential bow of his head.
  • 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.
  • `Ali, who was very deferential to any exhibition of piety, allowed him to escape unpunished.
  • "This is what I want, my dear fellow," said the count to the deferential young man who had entered.