pay deference

See: honor
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All would pay deference to an officer like you, with a fierce mustache and a long sabre, but they think they may crush a poor weeping girl with impunity.
Gentlemen, which means boys, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.
We have seen that on a bigger canvas when the previous Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, was obliged to pay deference to the wishes of 10 Janpath rather than use his own judgement.
And why we should never worship, honor, or even pay deference to the cross ever again?
NOMENCLATURE fetishists get two for the price of one this week as we pay deference to a bumper afternoon for Irish republicans at The Curragh last Sunday.