demanding demanding  /dɪ ˈmæn dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

Usage(s):

  1. The public is not whipped into a frenzy demanding reform.
  2. The pro-democracy students are demanding that these groups be brought under control and that those responsible for acts of violence be arrested.
  3. With elective C-sections, detailed birth plans and better medication, European women are demanding control over the birth process.

News

  1. Prosecutors push for anti-phone theft measures

    NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials nationwide are demanding the creation of a "kill switch" that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, New York's top prosecutor said Thursday in a clear warning to the world's smartphone manufacturers.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Turkish PM issues ultimatum, will meet protesters

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's prime minister issued a "final warning" to protesters on Thursday, demanding they end their occupation of a park next to Istanbul's Taksim Square that has ignited the largest political crisis of his 10-year rule.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Disgraced ex-Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. demanding courthouse surveillance to prove judge pressured jury

    Convicted ex-state senator Pedro Espada, Jr., is demanding a review of courthouse surveillance tapes and other records to determine whether a federal judge barged into trial deliberations, as two jurors recently claimed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Daily News

Quotes

  1. "The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt (my) position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the...
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Virgil Goode Source: Washington Post

  2. Hoon and Hewitt added: "In what will inevitably be a difficult and demanding election campaign, we must have a determined and united parliamentary party. It is our job to lead the fight against our political opponents. We can only do that if we...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Patricia Hewitt Source: The Sun

  3. "Republicans, Democrats and independents are stepping up and demanding we put our fiscal house in order," Pence said.
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Mike Pence Source: USA Today

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subordinate subordinate
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