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used in Atlas Shrugged

7 uses
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polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • And it would have been wonderful publicity for us-that we're giving up the Rearden Metal track in deference to public opinion.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (23% in)
  • She noticed that the manner of the waiters who served their dinner suggested a special deference to this particular guest of the hotel, and that Francisco did not notice it.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (66% in)
  • He said it with impersonal deference.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (86% in)
  • It was said with obsequious deference, and Dr. Stadler could not tell what made him hear in it the sentence: "Stick to your blackboard!"
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (22% in)
  • It was only an instant, almost too brief to grasp, because it seemed to him that Francisco rose at once at his entrance, with a movement of courteous deference.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (70% in)
  • You won't have any trouble at all," They had all risen to their feet, in gloomily reluctant deference.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (10% in)
  • The grandstands were rapidly filling with people, and Dr. Ferris kept interrupting himself constantly to wave to nondescript newcomers, whom Dr. Stadler had never seen before, but who were personages, as he could tell by the particular shade of gaily informal deference in Ferns' waving.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (2% in)

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