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deference
used in Persuasion

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Definition
polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • She felt that he had every thing to elevate him which general attention and deference, and especially the attention of all the young women, could do.
    Chapter 8 (90% in)
  • But the remembrance of the appeal remained a pleasure to her, as a proof of friendship, and of deference for her judgement, a great pleasure; and when it became a sort of parting proof, its value did not lessen.
    Chapter 12 (99% in)
  • His attentive deference to her father, contrasted with his former language, was odious; and when she thought of his cruel conduct towards Mrs Smith, she could hardly bear the sight of his present smiles and mildness, or the sound of his artificial good sentiments.
    Chapter 22 (12% in)

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