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deference
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War and Peace
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  • "This is what I want, my dear fellow," said the count to the deferential young man who had entered.
  • A deference such as he had never before received was shown him.
  • "Or is it yours?" he said, addressing the black-mustached Denisov with servile deference.
  • Turning the horse sharply, he again jumped the ditch, and deferentially addressed the horseman with the white plumes, evidently suggesting that he should do the same.
  • The officer evidently had complete control of his face, and while Kutuzov was turning managed to make a grimace and then assume a most serious, deferential, and innocent expression.
  • And when after Pierre’s departure Helene returned to Petersburg, she was received by all her acquaintances not only cordially, but even with a shade of deference due to her misfortune.
  • An attendant deferentially and quickly slipped before the ladies and opened the door of their box.
  • Toward him Boris behaved with a particularly dignified and sad deference.
  • This shade of deference also disturbed Pierre.
  • Rostov’s deferential tone seemed to indicate that though he would consider himself happy to be acquainted with her, he did not wish to take advantage of her misfortunes to intrude upon her.

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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.

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