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defer
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Sense and Sensibility
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as in: deferred the decision Define
postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • ...to defer her departure.

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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
  • "You would not be six hours later," said Willoughby, "if you were to defer your journey till our return."
  • "I am writing home, Marianne," said Elinor; "had not you better defer your letter for a day or two?"

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  • And with this admirable discretion did she defer the assurance of her finding their mutual relatives more disagreeable than ever, and of her being particularly disgusted with his mother, till they were more in private.

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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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