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defer
used in Jane Eyre

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1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
Definition
delay or postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • He deferred his departure a whole week,
    Chapter 35 (0% in)
deferred = postponed (delayed)
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  • I asked, knowing, of course, what the answer would be, but yet desirous of deferring the direct question as to where he really was.
    Chapter 36 (61% in)
  • Vain favour! coming, like most other favours long deferred and often wished for, too late!
    Chapter 3 (31% in)
  • The afternoon was wet: a walk the party had proposed to take to see a gipsy camp, lately pitched on a common beyond Hay, was consequently deferred.
    Chapter 18 (55% in)
  • And then, to my great relief, Mr. Henry Lynn summoned them to the other side of the room, to settle some point about the deferred excursion to Hay Common.
    Chapter 18 (70% in)
  • It required some courage to disturb so interesting a party; my errand, however, was one I could not defer, so I approached the master where he stood at Miss Ingram's side.
    Chapter 21 (13% in)
  • "I know she had a particular wish to see me," I added, "and I would not defer attending to her desire longer than is absolutely necessary."
    Chapter 21 (44% in)
  • I hated the business, I begged leave to defer it: no — it should be gone through with now.
    Chapter 24 (65% in)
  • Jane, you don't like my narrative; you look almost sick — shall I defer the rest to another day?"
    Chapter 27 (39% in)

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