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defer
used in Gone with the Wind

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
Definition
postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • It had taken all of Melanie's diplomacy to persuade them to defer their decision.
    4.45 (8% in)
defer = postpone (put off until the future)
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2  —1 use as in:
deferred to her wishes
Definition
submit or yield (typically to another person's opinion because of respect for that person or their knowledge)
  • Here, excitement never entered in, voices were never raised, everyone deferred gently to the opinions of others...
    2.8 (86% in)
deferred = submitted or yielded (in this case, to listening politely)
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • This crushing news brought by Will, coming on top of a year of back-breaking work and hope deferred, was the last straw.
    4.31 (24% in)

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