demurred demurred  /dɪ ˈmɜrd/

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. Hotheads attacked him, claiming that he was just trying to buy a good name, and Congress demurred.
  2. When she demurred again, the bodyguards pursued Uday's backup plan.
  3. Although polls have Netanyahu leading Barak by a 2-to-1 margin, the former prime minister demurred rather than pursue a landslide victory and inherit Barak's lame-duck status.

News

  1. Boehner Holds Cards Close to Vest on Immigration

    House Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters Thursday he continued to seek bipartisan consensus for an immigration overhaul, but demurred on the specifics.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

  2. The State Worker: Arguments against SEIU Local 1000 pay raises

    Gov. Jerry Brown demurred last week when asked about the agreement he reached with SEIU Local 1000 that includes a deferred 4.5 percent raise for all of the local's 95,000 state workers.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

Quotes

  1. "He demurred, backing away from the big palomino," Mr. Fox wrote in "Revolution of Hope," which is due out by Viking on Oct. 4. "A horse lover can always tell when others don't share our passion for climbing aboard an animal that...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Vicente Fox Source: New York Times

  2. "I actually thought about giving it to her last night but demurred; we were watching the Rays game," said Crist of the game that Tampa Bay won 7-6 over the Boston Red Sox. "I got up this morning, and it was about 11 o'clock in my condominium...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Charlie Crist Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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