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The only way such changes would occur is if Congress passes a law to forgive the collection of payroll taxes deferred under the order—a move supported by both the President and the signatories of Tuesday’s letter.

From Fortune

An HHS spokesperson in response to a Washington Blade inquiry on enforcement deferred the Justice Department, which didn’t respond to a request to comment.

If the number of deferred applicants who queue up to join college in 2021 is significantly larger than usual, that cuts into the number of seats available for new high school graduates.

From Ozy

That dreamy Mediterranean breeze will have to remain a dream deferred.

From Ozy

When sports initially went off air in March, most advertisers deferred the money they had planned to spend on TV sporting events until major sports returned.

From Digiday

Or will we simply see more senseless bloodshed and another generation of Palestinians defer their dreams of a homeland?

Owens also accused her of making far more than she claims to need in order to defer the costs of her $58,000 tuition.

So did Rush simply defer to the Pontiff when he was speaking about caring for the poor and helping those in need.

The president respects him and has been known to defer to him.

Messina asked to defer the conversation until after the midterm elections of 2010.

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

Lady Engleton received the impression that Mrs. Temperley was too sure of her own judgment to defer even to the wisest.

The war, which then existed between the Persians and the Turks, could not make him defer the execution of his pious enterprise.

The answer to my invitation was that much as she would love to see me we should have to defer our meeting to some other time.

But as my marriage will lead me into far different scenes, I shall, if you please, defer them till some other evening.


On this page you'll find 146 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defer, such as: adjourn, delay, extend, hold up, postpone, and prolong.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.