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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.
THE COAL PLANT NEXT DOORBY MAX BLAU FOR GEORGIA HEALTH NEWSMARCH 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
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.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
"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!
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
(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.
BOYHOOD IN NORWAYHJALMAR HJORTH BOYESEN
The deferential hostility between the two women acknowledged an intervening chasm.
When she ceased, a gentleman approached the instrument and addressed her in terms of sympathy and deferential praise.
ENDYMIONBENJAMIN DISRAELI

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