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The Mill on the Floss
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  • At last the younger woman said in her previous deferential, coaxing tone,— "This nice little lady’s come to live with us; aren’t you glad?"
  • "My little lady, where are you going to?" the gypsy said, in a tone of coaxing deference.
  • She would willingly have given it to him, for she was not at all attached to her thimble; but the idea that she was among thieves prevented her from feeling any comfort in the revival of deference and attention toward her; all thieves, except Robin Hood, were wicked people.
  • She had not long to wait before the punctual attorney entered, knitting his brow with an examining glance at the stout blond woman who rose, curtsying deferentially,—a tallish man, with an aquiline nose and abundant iron-gray hair.

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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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