Deferred

[d_ɪ_f_ˈɜː_d], [dɪfˈɜːd], [dɪfˈɜːd]

Definitions of deferred:

  1.   of Defer
  2.   Shoots that are given out from dormant buds when stem or branch has been destroyed.
  3.   put off to later; " requested a deferred payment"; " our postponed trip"

Antonyms for deferred:

instantaneous, straightaway, split second, under weigh, under way, instant.


Quotes for deferred:

  1. What happens to a dream deferred Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?... Or does it explode? – Langston Hughes
  2. I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school -and I'm still deferred – Portia de Rossi
  3. Justice deferred is justice denied. – Diane Watson

Usage examples for deferred:

  1. The ceremony must be deferred – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  2. Perhaps it came only of hope deferred – The Nether World by George Gissing
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. It had to be deferred – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  7. 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
  8. There was encouragement to be derived from it, of course, but it was hope deferred – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. It had been made in theory; in practice it was deferred – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  15. “ 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
  16. “ 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
  17. 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
  18. Three thousand, and two thousand deferred payment over several years. ” – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  19. 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

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