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deference
used in Pygmalion

2 uses
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Definition
polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • He gets out of her way deferentially and apologizes.
    Act 2 (89% in)
deferentially = with polite respect
  • DOOLITTLE [softening his manner in deference to her sex] That's the tragedy of it, ma'am.
    Act 5 (13% in)

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