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- "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)
There are no more uses of "deference" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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