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However, she deferred to Rufus Lynn, and Sarah had her education.

For the longer that manoeuver was deferred, the better was his chance of attaining his object.

As to what the duke would say to me, that is another matter, and may well be deferred.

I have deferred going to town, at Mrs. Sorlings's earnest request.

The matter is curious and interesting, and need no longer be deferred.

It made me happy to see how they all deferred to Martin, saying: "Isn't that so, Doctor?"

It seemed as if the whole weight of the day had been deferred until then.

She dismissed him at the door with an excuse of deferred duties within.

This, however, will most probably be now deferred till the spring.

The man, it seemed, had only deferred the business he had on hand for a meal.

WORD ORIGIN

"delayed," 1660s, past participle adjective from defer (v.1).

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