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DEFERENCE
[ Also see Apologies Civility Docility Gallantry Obedience Respect Reverence ]

Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.
      - William Shenstone

Deference often shrinks and withers as much upon the approach of intimacy as the sensitive plant does upon the touch of one's finger.
      - William Shenstone


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