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- 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)
There are no more uses of "deference" in The Poisonwood Bible.
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