deferentially


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in a servile manner

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"Not stupid," interrupted the Assistant Commissioner, contradicting deferentially. "Clever enough - quite clever enough for that."
He had slept well, and so it seemed that his head scarcely touched the pillow ere his man deferentially aroused him.
The courier's wife was shown in--a little meek melancholy woman, with white eyelashes, and watery eyes, who curtseyed deferentially and was troubled with a small chronic cough.
The large class of readers, startled by these facts, will exclaim, with one voice, 'How very preposterous!' On my deferentially inquiring why, they will answer, 'These things are above their station.' In reply to that objection, I would beg to ask what their station is.
Snagsby, walking deferentially in the road and leaving the narrow pavement to the lawyer; "and the party is very rough.
At sight of Ja they saluted deferentially, but to me they paid not the slightest attention.
Out climbed the notables; a welcoming party swirled deferentially around them.
I deferentially demurred, but certainly didn't blame Byrne personally.
The appellate court must, when asked to review an arbitration award, narrowly and deferentially review the arbitrators' award.
I have given my word to keep their achievements vague and their names out of print, leaving me no option, but to deferentially comply.
Ordinary people go on with their lives even while they are ruled by wayward politicians whom they deferentially treat like deities of the spirit world.
In Germany, Real are deferentially known as "die KE[micro]niglichen" -- the Royals.
Look!' Chapo answered me calmly, deferentially, 'Si, Senor?' "I snapped three quick photos on my iPhone."
That brings into play the Richter presumption, which requires us to treat the decision as an adjudication on the merits and review it deferentially under 2254(d).