Origin of deference
OTHER WORDS FROM deferencenon·def·er·ence, noun
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How to use deference in a sentence
“As Rostker itself recognized, and as the Supreme Court has reaffirmed in numerous other cases, Congress is entitled to extremely wide deference when it legislates with regard to military affairs,” the Justice Department argued in the lower court.Groups ask Supreme Court to declare the all-male military draft unconstitutional|Robert Barnes|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
Video game presidents are usually written to provide some kind of authority or deference for law enforcement or protagonists, a red emergency hotline which bad dudes and hedgehogs may answer.
Thoughtful consideration is given to penalties that are recommended at the end of the disciplinary process, and we believe that the department should honor that, should give deference to that.What It Looks Like When the New York City Police Commissioner Has “Unchecked Power” Over Officer Discipline|by Mollie Simon, Lena V. Groeger, Eric Umansky and Adriana Gallardo|December 11, 2020|ProPublica
That deference, along with CFIUS’s growing scope, has amplified complaints that the process could be used for nakedly political ends.How the secretive CFIUS became a powerful weapon in the trade wars|Jeff|October 19, 2020|Fortune
At the same time, journalists who cover the presidency — including debate moderators — have reliably held to the custom of showing deference to the officeholder.The first presidential debate was chaotic. Here’s why improving the next one will be tough.|Kim Bellware|October 1, 2020|Washington Post
Still, for the last year the media has been treating the Abe regime with obsequious deference.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors|Jake Adelstein|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He oversaw a brutal regime, aimed at instilling respect, deference and acceptance of duty into the princes.
So, people sped by the models less out of puritanical deference to the naked bodies, but to keep up their steely reputations.
Other themes are more character-based, such as the “Bowie, Cocteau, Visconti” section, in deference to dandies and dapper men.
Tall and taciturn, he exuded the easy authority of a young man used to money and the deference that came with it.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not only are they required to do things in a proper orderly manner, but people have to treat them with due deference.Children's Ways|James Sully
She, of course, was received with the most flattering attention, and great deference was paid to her opinions.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Out of deference to the Governor, the American soldiers had refrained from firing upon it.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
To Amy he paid great deference, telling the undertaker to ask what she liked and abide by her decisions.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
As the steamer came nearer, however, the reason for this seeming deference on their part became apparent.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith