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defer
Used in
The Aeneid
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  • Grant that the Fates have firm'd, by their decree, The Trojan race to reign in Italy; At least I can defer the nuptial day, And with protracted wars the peace delay: With blood the dear alliance shall be bought, And both the people near destruction brought; So shall the son-in-law and father join, With ruin, war, and waste of either line.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: deferred to her wishes
as in: deferred the decision
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