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She beamed at my appearance, and her every word was caressing and deferential.

I saw it in every deferential gesture of his body, and every modulated tone of his voice.

The Chief Inspector stood it well, deferential but inscrutable.

With a deferential flourish the waiter brought him the menu-card.

Like lightning Ferry's sword was out, but he only gave it a deferential sweep.

I am sure he laughed at me in secret; but nothing could be more polite and deferential.

"Certainly, sir," said the clerk, who was polite and deferential.

"This is the man," said the chief warder, with a deferential bow.

"This is unworthy of you, madam," said he, his tone grave and deferential.

Tamb' Itam, deferential, hinted at preparations for defence.

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