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deference
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
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Definition
polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • "Oh, if you say so, Mr. Jones, it is all right," said the stranger with deference.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (71% in)
deference = polite respect
  • In spite of the light brown dustcoat and leather-leggings which he wore in deference to his rustic surroundings, I had no difficulty in recognising Lestrade, of Scotland Yard.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (35% in)

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