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  • r  in a servile manner
    he always acts so deferentially around his supervisor
  • r  in a respectfully deferential manner
    he listened deferentially

  • Later Wednesday, Thompson hits The Tonight Show, where he'll be treated far more deferentially by Jay Leno than he would have been by his debating fellow Republicans who'd like .
  • When he meets people, he pulls his feet together and deferentially drops his head.
  • It is no wonder that Hitler today is a far different creature from the man who deferentially greeted President von Hindenburg in January 1933 when the old Field Marshal .
Quotes

  • Mary McGrory in Yahoo! News
    What is happening,wrote Mary McGrory, The Washington Star columnist, "is that violet-eyed damsels from Smith are pinning McCarthy buttons on tattooed mill workers, and Ph.Ds from Cornell, shaven and shorn for world peace, are deferentially...
  • Norah Vincent in CNN
    As Vincent writes in her amusing, bombastic, and highly unpersuasive book, "Self-Made Man": "Seeing those guys looking away deferentially when they thought I was male, I could validate in retrospect the true hostility of their former stares."

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