They were all taken aback, and not one of them dared to utter a word, such deference did they pay him.
In short, Sancho, I would have thee tell me all that has come to thine ears on this subject; and thou art to tell me, without adding anything to the good or taking away anything from the bad; for it is the duty of loyal vassals to tell the truth to their lords just as it is and in its proper shape, not allowing flattery to add to it or any idle deference to lessen it.
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They changed their strategy in deference to the President’s wishes.
Out of deference for the Hindu visitors, they did not serve beef.