Usage examples for deferred

  1. Still, Fassola may have only intended, and indeed probably did intend, that the shell of the building was completed by 1520, the figures and frescoes being deferred for want of funds, though the building was ready for occupation. – Ex Voto by Samuel Butler
  2. During the war even urgently needed Federal, State, and local construction projects were deferred in order to release sources for war production. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Assyria was brought one step nearer to Egypt, and it became more than ever evident that contact and collision could not be much longer deferred. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  4. There was encouragement to be derived from it, of course, but it was hope deferred. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  5. The trustees go on to say that 'they desire to express distinctly that they have deferred, for the present, the attempt to have a society of co- operative labor; and they claim for the association only the title of a Preliminary Social Community. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  6. At the same time, I am of opinion that a step promising so much happiness ought not to be longer deferred. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  7. They deferred to each other as politely as they deferred to him, but, if anything, the daughter deferred most. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  8. We must begin our long deferred program of Federal aid to education- to help the States meet the present crisis in the operation of our schools. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  9. Mrs. Staines said that; but when it came to acting, she deferred to her husband's wish; she resigned her intention of sending for Clara and giving her warning. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  10. Perhaps it came only of hope deferred. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  11. Above all things, he now sought to humble England, so that finally he might be free for his long- deferred Oriental enterprise. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  12. He never borrowed money, never bought anything that he could not pay cash for, never gave a promissory note in his life, not even in the purchase of real estate where deferred payments are customary. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  13. It had been made in theory; in practice it was deferred. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  14. Three thousand, and two thousand deferred payment over several years. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  15. It had to be deferred. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  16. And even if we say that time is only the attendant upon events, yet this attendant waits patiently for the end, however long deferred. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  17. The ceremony must be deferred. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  18. Odo had welcomed him eagerly, had again pressed him to remain; but de Crucis was on his way to Germany, bound on some business which could not be deferred. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  19. On one plea or another he deferred the matter until afternoon, and when afternoon came, Isa had gone out. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston