All we can do, it seems, is defer judgment and accept the situation as it is.
Haruki Murakami -- After Dark
...the professor also advised him to defer advanced science courses and concentrate for now on his English.
Tracy Kidder -- Strength in What Remains
millions of returning servicemen plunged into the dreams they had deferred
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
...all arrangements had been deferred until he came.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
I deferred asking him about Miss Havisham until next day.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
...upon second thoughts we deferred it to the next night,
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
Arguments are too much like disputes. If you and Miss Bennet will defer yours till I am out of the room, I shall be very thankful;
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
...he did not like to defer the pleasure...
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
He deferred his departure a whole week,
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Compelled, as they were, to await a night sufficiently dark to favor their flight, they were obliged to defer their final attempt till that auspicious moment should arrive;
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
It’s only a pleasure deferred.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
...all questions and explanations might as well be deferred until he was safely back at Green Gables.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
...deferred fixing it.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
...whether we were to defer the business or put it in execution at once.
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
Oh! go to-day, go to-day. Do not defer it.
Jane Austen -- Emma
What happens to a dream deferred?
Lorraine Hansberry -- A Raisin in the Sun
destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is
Nicolo Machiavelli -- The Prince
Mortenson decided to defer the raise the board had approved for him,
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
The Clifton scheme had been deferred,
Jane Austen -- Northanger Abbey
trying to defer as long as possible the moment of...
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
...he deferred doing it deliberately in order to make her suffer more.
William Faulkner -- Light in August
For the present, however, it must remain a deferred pleasure.
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
...his long deferred visit to Alexandra.
Willa Cather -- O Pioneers!
...to defer her departure.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
Then he took energetic resolutions, wrote letters that he tore up, put it off to times that he again deferred.
Gustave Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
Hope deferred maketh the something sick, who said that?
Samuel Beckett -- Waiting for Godot
He was impatient of their voices and could not keep his feet at rest. But the teller still deferred the serving of
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
things yet to come of those long-deferred hopes
Charles Dickens -- Bleak House
...slowly, as if he were trying to defer the moment of a painful parting.
George Eliot -- The Mill on the Floss
...to defer her explanatory visit in Rivers Street.
Jane Austen -- Persuasion
...deferment consists of keeping proceedings permanently in their earliest stages.
Franz Kafka -- The Trial
...if even deferred love could have supplied her with the will to exist,
William Faulkner -- Absalom, Absalom!
I will defer the telling.
Henry James -- Washington Square
As it was late, he would ask leave to defer the examination of his three witnesses until the next morning.
Mark Twain -- Pudd’nhead Wilson
Phædrus asks him to explain a point, saying he hasn’t been able to understand it. He has, but thinks it would be nice to defer a little.
Robert M. Pirsig -- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
...to return to the house which I had always in my mind and always deferred.
Hermann Hesse -- Steppenwolf
...he had actually written home to defer his return, having promised to remain some days longer with his friend.
Jane Austen -- Mansfield Park
...he got his indictment deferred,
Daniel Defoe -- Moll Flanders
He wishes it could be otherwise. Wishes he could simply get into another cab, and ride along another highway, deferring the moment he must face them.
Jhumpa Lahiri -- The Namesake