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  • He had spoken courteously, deferentially, yet so firmly, so stubbornly, that for a long while she could make no answer.
  • The clerks and copyists all rose, greeting him with good-humored deference.
  • But before he caught sight of her, he saw her husband, whom the station-master was deferentially escorting through the crowd.
  • "My race is a harder one," Alexey Alexandrovitch responded deferentially.
  • On reaching the offices of the board, Stepan Arkadyevitch, escorted by a deferential porter with a portfolio, went into his little private room, put on his uniform, and went into the boardroom.
  • Levin knew that his elder brother took little interest in farming, and only put the question in deference to him, and so he only told him about the sale of his wheat and money matters.
  • A secretary, with the good-humored deference common to every one in Stepan Arkadyevitch’s office, came up with papers, and began to speak in the familiar and easy tone which had been introduced by Stepan Arkadyevitch.
  • Darya Alexandrovna liked her neatness, her deferential and obliging manners, but she felt ill at ease with her.
  • With him Vronsky was simple and deferential.
  • Catching the sound of footsteps coming from the other side of the entry towards the staircase, the head waiter turned round, and seeing the Russian count, who had taken their best rooms, he took his hands out of his pockets deferentially, and with a bow informed him that a courier had been, and that the business about the palazzo had been arranged.

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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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