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defer
used in Wuthering Heights

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
Definition postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • ...he did not like to defer the pleasure...
    Chapter 20 (7% in)
defer = postpone
There are no more uses of "defer" flagged with this meaning in Wuthering Heights.

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  • He answered, — 'No, I'll defer it this year a little longer.'
    Chapter 25 (52% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She would not hear of staying a second longer: in truth, I felt rather disposed to defer the sequel of her narrative myself.
    Chapter 9 (99% in)
  • We deferred our excursion till the afternoon; a golden afternoon of August: every breath from the hills so full of life, that it seemed whoever respired it, though dying, might revive.
    Chapter 27 (6% in)

There are no more uses of "defer" in Wuthering Heights.

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