Sentence Examples with the word deferential

The young are deferential to their elders.

Jetr met his gaze with a small smile and deferential bow of his head.

He evidently feels in a position to give his gnosis with some claim to a deferential hearing.

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Crispis so-called megalomania gave place to retrenchment in home affairs and to a deferential attitude towards all foreign powers.

On the contrary, Depretis and Melegari, both of whom were imbued with French Liberal doctrines, adopted towards the Republic an attitude so deferential as to arouse suspicion in Vienna and Berlin.

Rostov's deferential tone seemed to indicate that though he would consider himself happy to be acquainted with her, he did not wish to take advantage of her misfortunes to intrude upon her.

It is clear from the emperor's letters that in regard to nine out of ten of the matters which his anxious and deferential legate referred to him for his decision he would have been better pleased if the legate had decided them for himself.

Over his ivory-inlaid table, Ahab presided like a mute, maned sea-lion on the white coral beach, surrounded by his warlike but still deferential cubs.