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deference
used in The Fountainhead

6 uses
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Definition
polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • She watched the deference of these people's manner when they spoke to her.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (3% in)
  • He allowed no reality but that of a man introduced to her in a drawing room, flawlessly obedient to every convention of deference.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (59% in)
  • Instead of a mood of deferential sorrow, befitting a place where one contemplates eternity and realizes the insignificance of man, this building has a quality of loose, orgiastic elation.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (5% in)
  • Being, in addition, an outstanding authority on architecture, you are eminently qualified to give us what I shall call, with all deference, the feminine angle on this case.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (88% in)
  • "Of course," Roark smiled, amused by the deference which he had not requested.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (6% in)
  • She had never expected Wynand to come to an office unannounced and to ask admittance in that tone of grave deference.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (62% in)

There are no more uses of "deference" in The Fountainhead.

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