demurring demurring  /dɪ ˈmɜ rɪŋ/

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. I pledged my loyalty to them, and I will never forget Al Gore putting ego aside, gently demurring, and simply asking me to put our country ahead of politics.
  2. Watch video above to see the candidate pull a Reagan two feet away from The Page in demurring to answer questions.
  3. Her demurring has delayed speeches, shoved back policy pronouncements.

News

  • 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington on gay rumors

    Kerry Washington may be secretive about her marriage, but her sexuality? Not so much. The actress has been at the center of rumors that she's a lesbian thanks to her frequent demurring about her romantic life, but the 36-year-old tells The Advocate that her silence isn't an intent to hide anything. "It’s interesting how much […]
    on November 1, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  • "I see no demonstration of leadership where Kay Hagan is concerned," Dole said. "When you go through those major issues that this country is facing today and she won't take a position. She's hiding. She's demurring. She's saying 'I'll let you...
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Elizabeth Dole Source: Lexington Dispatch

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