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used in Murder On The Orient Express

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polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • 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)

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