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  • 61deferent — adjective showing deference • Syn: ↑deferential, ↑regardful • Similar to: ↑respectful • Derivationally related forms: ↑deference (for: ↑deferential) …

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  • 62def|er|ent — def|er|ent1 «DEHF uhr uhnt», adjective. = deferential. (Cf. ↑deferential) ╂[< defer2 + ent] def|er|ent2 «DEHF uhr uhnt», adjective, noun. –adj. carrying down or away; efferent. –n. 1. something that carries or conveys; …

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  • 63know one's place — {v. phr.} To be deferential to one s elders or superiors. * /Ken is a talented teaching assistant, but he has a tendency to tell the head of the department how to run things. Somebody ought to teach him to know his place./ …

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  • 64know one's place — {v. phr.} To be deferential to one s elders or superiors. * /Ken is a talented teaching assistant, but he has a tendency to tell the head of the department how to run things. Somebody ought to teach him to know his place./ …

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  • 65Beg — Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for;… …

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  • 66Begged — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …

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  • 67Begging — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …

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  • 68Dutiful — Du ti*ful, a. 1. Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or… …

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  • 69Dutifully — Dutiful Du ti*ful, a. 1. Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son …

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  • 70Dutifulness — Dutiful Du ti*ful, a. 1. Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son …

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  • 71Forsooth — For*sooth , n. A person who used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person. [R.] [1913 Webster] You sip so like a forsooth of the city. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 72I beg to — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …

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  • 73Obeisant — O*bei sant, a. [F. ob[ e]issant, p. pr. of ob[ e]ir to obey.] Ready to obey; reverent; deferential; also, servilely submissive. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 74Salutation — Sal u*ta tion, n. [L. salutatio: cf. F. salutation. See {Salute}.] The act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; the act of greeting, or expressing good will or courtesy; also, that which is uttered or… …

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  • 75To beg one for a fool — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …

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  • 76To beg the question — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …

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  • 77To go a-begging — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …

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  • 78deferent — adjective Etymology: back formation from deference Date: 1822 deferential …

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  • 79revere — I. transitive verb (revered; revering) Etymology: Latin revereri, from re + vereri to fear, respect more at wary Date: 1615 to show devoted deferential honor to ; regard as worthy of great honor < revere the aged > < revere tradition > Synonym …

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  • 80deferentially — adverb see deferential …

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