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deference
used in Nine Stories

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Definition
polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • When the phone rang, the gray-haired man asked the girl, with quite some little deference, if she would rather for any reason he didn't answer it.
    7 — Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes (0% in)
deference = polite respect
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