a temporary exemption from induction into military service.
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How to use deferment in a sentence
Yet, neither that ongoing deferment nor partial forgiveness will be enough.Even forgiving student loans won’t solve the higher education funding crisis | Elizabeth Shermer | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
There is no deferment, there is just pay 50 percent of your income, now.The Not-So-Bright Future of Palestine's Class of 2013 | Maysoon Zayid | June 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When her second deferment is up this May, a judge will decide to send her back to Mexico or defer her again.Should This Woman Be Deported? Meet Jessica Colotl, a Casualty of the Failed DREAM Act | Whitney Joiner | January 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her yearlong deferment expired in May 2010, and she was granted another year.Should This Woman Be Deported? Meet Jessica Colotl, a Casualty of the Failed DREAM Act | Whitney Joiner | January 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The hypocrisy police came out in full force: Wilson himself took a student deferment when his number came up in the draft in 1969.
Life is neither remembrance nor anticipation, neither regret nor deferment, but present realization.The Gate of Appreciation | Carleton Noyes
An old minister of state, M. deferment, reproached him to his teeth with privately selling the lives and liberties of the French.Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II | Fleury de Chaboulon.
The forging of the weapon, and its adequate preparation for use, are not matters susceptible of deferment until the crucial hour.Sound Military Decision | U.s. Naval War College
But deferment made the heart sick, and the brain and almost the stomach.The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
Theodosia argued for a deferment of the marriage, quoting Aristotle, that a man should not marry till he was thirty-six.Famous American Belles of the Nineteenth Century | Virginia Tatnall Peacock
British Dictionary definitions for deferment
the act of deferring or putting off until another time; postponement
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