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

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Antony Blinken, who once served under Kerry, is now secretary of state, and Kerry has tried to remain deferential, even if his early enthusiasm has caused some administrative quandaries.
EPD spokesperson Kevin Chambers, who did not make any agency officials available for an interview, said in a statement that the EPD “does not provide deferential treatment” to Georgia Power.
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Some have questioned whether he assumed that the crowd would be deferential to police or wondered if he was too focused on his impending retirement.
Humans, in a hierarchical organization, are naturally deferential.
There was in his manner towards her a mixture of business formality and the deferential attitude of a gentleman.
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"Mademoiselle," I said, and my manner was as deferential as it might have been to her mistress.
Festooned flowers, deferential service, barbaric, subtly lascivious music—this waste would have fed those workers for years!
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(placing an open copy of "Andromeda" in his hands with a charming air of deferential dictation).
"Shall be done, General," Marcus responded, with a deferential military salute.
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The deferential hostility between the two women acknowledged an intervening chasm.

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sine dieadverb | [sahy-nee -dahy-ee, sin-ey-dee-ey; Latin si-ne -dee-e ]SEE DEFINITION