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defer
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Wuthering Heights
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as in: deferred the decision Define
postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • ...he did not like to defer the pleasure...

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  • The weather forced us to defer our departure another day.
  • She deferred college until after serving in the military.

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unspecified meaning
  • She would not hear of staying a second longer: in truth, I felt rather disposed to defer the sequel of her narrative myself.
  • He answered, — ’No, I’ll defer it this year a little longer.’

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  • 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.

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as in: deferred the decision Define
postpone (hold off until a later time)
as in: deferred to her wishes Define
submit or yield (typically to another person's opinion because of respect for that person or their knowledge)
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