deferred

[d_ɪ_f_ˈɜː_d], [dɪfˈɜːd], [dɪfˈɜːd]

Definitions of deferred:

  1.   Shoots that are given out from dormant buds when stem or branch has been destroyed. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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. It had to be deferred – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. “ 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
  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. Three thousand, and two thousand deferred payment over several years. ” – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Perhaps it came only of hope deferred – The Nether World by George Gissing
  9. 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
  10. The ceremony must be deferred – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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