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used in The Poisonwood Bible

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polite respect — often when submitting to another's wishes
  • Anatole held his tongue, in deference to my family.
    Book 5 — Exodus (12% in)
deference = polite respect
  • He was startled to see a white woman, and couldn't decide whether to be deferential or contemptuous, so he alternated.
    Book 5 — Exodus (71% in)
  • My neighbors are deferential and reserved.
    Book 5 — Exodus (72% in)

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