’My dear,’ said Mr. Sowerberry, deferentially, ’this is the boy from the workhouse that I told you of.’
Mr. Bumble stopped not to converse with the small shopkeepers and others who spoke to him, deferentially, as he passed along.
Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry—the shop being shut up—were taking their supper in the little back-parlour, when Mr. Sowerberry, after several deferential glances at his wife, said, ’My dear—’
Oliver thought the old gentleman must be a decided miser to live in such a dirty place, with so many watches; but, thinking that perhaps his fondness for the Dodger and the other boys, cost him a good deal of money, he only cast a deferential look at the Jew, and asked if he might get up.
Mr. Chitling was older in years than the Dodger: having perhaps numbered eighteen winters; but there was a degree of deference in his deportment towards that young gentleman which seemed to indicate that he felt himself conscious of a slight inferiority in point of genius and professional aquirements.
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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.