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Sample sentences for the GRE study word defer

defer can be used as a verb

1.'Well, I must defer to your judgment. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
2.I will make cities and civilizations defer to me. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.He answered,--'No, I'll defer it this year a little longer.. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
4.To be servile to none, to defer to none, not to any tyrant known or unknown. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
5.No longer then defer the glorious strife. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
6.I hated the business, I begged leave to defer it no--it should be gone through with now. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7.Was fain to defer it, friend-mourning warder. - from Beowulf by
8.Jane, you don't like my narrative you look almost sick--shall I defer the rest to another day. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9."I am writing home, Marianne," said Elinor "had not you better defer your letter for a day or two. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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