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defer
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Catch-22
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defer
Used in
Catch-22
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  • They doted kittenishly on Nately and deferred passively to Aarfy, but they thought Yossarian was crazy and recoiled from him with distasteful contempt each time he made an indecent proposal or tried to fondle them when they passed on the stairs.  (not reviewed by editor)

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