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de fuh ren chuhl

  • s  showing deference

  • But the courts are typically deferential to the privilege, presuming that it holds unless someone can prove an overwhelming interest in obtaining the information.
  • It's just another party spot in a city of party spots, except for one obvious difference: when a drink is poured, it's done by a very deferential man for a woman paying big money .
  • In Asian cultures, there is a heavy focus on good grades and for women to be deferential.
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  • Spurs-Heat Game 2 takeaways
    When things looked precarious for the Miami Heat in the second quarter and LeBron James’ stat line looked pedestrian by anyone’s standards, it became throwback night: What was going on? Was he being too deferential? Not sufficiently assertive? And was this lack of assertiveness actually a lack of resolve and the symptom of a deep character flaw? How we miss you, 2011 C.E. A combination of ...
    June 10, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Elena Kagan in Wall Street Journal (blog)
    The Supreme Court is a wondrous institution. But the time I spent in the other branches of government remind me that it must also be a modest one-properly deferential to the decisions of the American people and their elected representatives,...
  • Scott McClellan in The Oregonian -
    The national press corps was probably TOO deferential to the White House and to the administration,McClellan writes.
  • Bharrat Jagdeo in Go Jamaica
    He said the new model concept may influence the discussions at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because "right now the focus has been on LDCs requiring special and deferential treatment but not Caribbean countries because they don't recognise us...

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