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defer
used in War and Peace

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1  —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)
  • but it was impossible to defer the journey to Moscow any longer.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (**% in)
defer = postpone (delay until a later time)
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  • He was not meditating, but only deferring the moment of making the effort to lift those legs up and turn over on the bed.
    Book Ten — 1812 (7% in)
  • A fourth letter had come from Prince Andrew, from Rome, in which he wrote that he would have been on his way back to Russia long ago had not his wound unexpectedly reopened in the warm climate, which obliged him to defer his return till the beginning of the new year.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (63% in)

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