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- Then came voices—the conductor's, deferential, apologetic; and a woman's, insistent and voluble.1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Crime (7% in)
deferential = polite and respectful
- He was very deferential and polite as he explained their errand.2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 — The Evidence of the Passengers' Luggage (17% in)
There are no more uses of "deference" in Murder On The Orient Express.
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