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“As Rostker itself recognized, and as the Supreme Court has reaffirmed in numerous other cases, Congress is entitled to extremely wide deference when it legislates with regard to military affairs,” the Justice Department argued in the lower court.
GROUPS ASK SUPREME COURT TO DECLARE THE ALL-MALE MILITARY DRAFT UNCONSTITUTIONALROBERT BARNESFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Video game presidents are usually written to provide some kind of authority or deference for law enforcement or protagonists, a red emergency hotline which bad dudes and hedgehogs may answer.
THE BEST PRESIDENTS IN VIDEO GAMESGENE PARKJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Thoughtful consideration is given to penalties that are recommended at the end of the disciplinary process, and we believe that the department should honor that, should give deference to that.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER HAS “UNCHECKED POWER” OVER OFFICER DISCIPLINEBY MOLLIE SIMON, LENA V. GROEGER, ERIC UMANSKY AND ADRIANA GALLARDODECEMBER 11, 2020PROPUBLICA
That deference, along with CFIUS’s growing scope, has amplified complaints that the process could be used for nakedly political ends.
HOW THE SECRETIVE CFIUS BECAME A POWERFUL WEAPON IN THE TRADE WARSJEFFOCTOBER 19, 2020FORTUNE
At the same time, journalists who cover the presidency — including debate moderators — have reliably held to the custom of showing deference to the officeholder.
THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WAS CHAOTIC. HERE’S WHY IMPROVING THE NEXT ONE WILL BE TOUGH.KIM BELLWAREOCTOBER 1, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Not only are they required to do things in a proper orderly manner, but people have to treat them with due deference.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
She, of course, was received with the most flattering attention, and great deference was paid to her opinions.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Out of deference to the Governor, the American soldiers had refrained from firing upon it.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
To Amy he paid great deference, telling the undertaker to ask what she liked and abide by her decisions.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
As the steamer came nearer, however, the reason for this seeming deference on their part became apparent.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFERENCE

  • adoration
  • adulation
  • allegiance
  • awe
  • deference
  • duty
  • esteem
  • faithfulness
  • fealty
  • fidelity
  • genuflection
  • honor
  • kneeling
  • loyalty
  • obeisance
  • praise
  • respect
  • reverence
  • service
  • tribute
  • worship
  • civility
  • cronyism
  • deference
  • disdain
  • insolence
  • patronization
  • patronizing
  • stooping
  • sufferance
  • toleration
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