deferment

[ dih-fur-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF deferment

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But deferment made the heart sick, and the brain and almost the stomach.

Life is neither remembrance nor anticipation, neither regret nor deferment, but present realization.

The forging of the weapon, and its adequate preparation for use, are not matters susceptible of deferment until the crucial hour.

Theodosia argued for a deferment of the marriage, quoting Aristotle, that a man should not marry till he was thirty-six.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from defer (v.1) + -ment. As a word for "conditional exemption from a military draft" it dates to 1918, American English.

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