demur demur  /dɪ ˈmɜr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  2. (v) take exception to
  3. (v) enter a demurrer

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Usage(s):

  1. When I demur, Murphy tells me that if I wait, the wrinkles will set deeper and require a bigger dose of expression-limiting Botox.
  2. I realized I needed to demur from offering a comment.
  3. The real reason was that Spain and Brazil both demand to be made permanent members of the Council, and the other nations demur.

News

  • Past Tense: July 18, 2013

    Share/Bookmark65 years ago – 1948 Ernie Maxwell, in a demur, bathing suit of the 1890s complete with black stockings, limped into third place in the Businessman’s Committee’s bearded bathing beauty contest. 60 years ago – 1953 The first thundershower of the season left .35 inches of moisture and started four forest fires. 55 years ago [...]
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Idyllwild Town Crier

Quotes

  1. "Jon Stewart can say he doesn't influence all he wants, but you know what? I'll take up that mantle. I'll pick up that sword," Colbert says archly. "That's the big difference between my character and Jon's persona. Jon would demur that...
    on Jun 8, 2008 By: Stephen Colbert Source: Washington Post

  2. "You know, look, at this point with all the controversy surrounding him, you ask Bud what he's going to do and he's going to demur and basically say `I don't know yet,'" Fehr said. "We'll wait and see what happens. I'm not going to prejudge...
    on Feb 26, 2007 By: Donald Fehr Source: Forbes

  3. "I think it will be seen as a landmark in the sense that there was no demur, there was no disagreement about the need for the restoration of free and fair elections in Fiji," Peters said. "That was significantly important ...... there is...
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Winston Peters Source: The West Australian

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