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defer
used in Great Expectations

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
Definition
delay or postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • I deferred asking him about Miss Havisham until next day.
    Chapter 57 (35% in)
deferred = delayed
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2  —1 use as in:
deferred to her wishes
Definition
submit or yield (typically to another person's opinion because of respect for that person or their knowledge)
  • I silently deferred to his experience.
    Chapter 22 (70% in)
deferred = submitted or yielded
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