deferentially

All Adverb
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  • I glanced at the latter deferentially as he stood looking out of window. Cited from David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  • They pass between an avenue of men, who give way deferentially. Cited from The Transgressors, by Francis A. Adams
  • Then he tried the door, and as it was open, he walked deferentially into the sitting room. Cited from [Harvard] Philosophy 4, by Owen Wister
  • It had to be referred to so very deferentially, with such carefully serious respect. Cited from Balloons, by Elizabeth Bibesco
  • "Captain, are you going to let it go on?" he asked, and not too deferentially. Cited from Wide Courses, by James Brendan Connolly
  • Men treated him very deferentially, and so did his sons. Cited from A Daughter Of The Land, by Gene Stratton-Porter #8
  • But he thought now that perhaps many who spoke to him thus deferentially in truth desired his downfall. Cited from The Devil's Garden, by W. B. Maxwell
  • Slowly and deferentially he approached this woman, so holy in her immortal love. Cited from Self-Raised, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
  • The man by the carriage moved deferentially forward and took the guitar. Cited from The Happy End, by Joseph Hergesheimer
  • A man stood outside, who deferentially removed his hat. Cited from Polly of the Hospital Staff, by Emma C. Dowd
  • Angelique stood deferentially before her father and asked his permission to stay with his grand-aunt. Cited from Old Kaskaskia, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • His low tone was quite matter-of-fact, his manner deferentially reassuring. Cited from Romance Island, by Zona Gale
  • "Hadn't you better put something over your shoulders?" he asked deferentially as she appeared. Cited from Other Things Being Equal, by Emma Wolf
  • A slight pause followed, the young man waiting deferentially for her to take the lead. Cited from Jerry Junior, by Jean Webster
  • Sam asked deferentially, the borrowed manner having some effect upon him. Cited from Short Stories of Various Types, ed. by Laura F. Freck
  • The man started back, then removed his cap deferentially. Cited from The Black Wolf's Breed, by Harris Dickson
  • "Shall you require me any further, sir?" the man reframed the question, deferentially. Cited from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic
  • He placed a chair for her deferentially and took another himself, while Sidwell watched the scene with interest. Cited from Ben Blair, by Will Lillibridge
  • "Shall I turn on the moving-picture machine, sir?" suggested the negro deferentially. Cited from Tales of the Jazz Age, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • We stood before the captain, cap deferentially in hand. Cited from Tramping on Life, by Harry Kemp
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How deferentially gets used

Meaning of deferentially

  • adverb In a servile manner
    he always acts so deferentially around his supervisor
  • adverb In a respectfully deferential manner
    he listened deferentially