demur : Definition, Usages, News and More

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demur

di mur

  • n  (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  • v  take exception to
    he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday
  • v  enter a demurrer

  • When I demur, Murphy tells me that if I wait, the wrinkles will set deeper and require a bigger dose of expression-limiting Botox.
  • They usually demur on questions of what they will do next, blandly stating their hopes to "improve the product," as Chad puts it.
  • I realized I needed to demur from offering a comment.
News & Articles

  • 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 [...]
    July 18, 2013 - Idyllwild Town Crier
  • 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 [...]
    July 18, 2013 - Idyllwild Town Crier
Quotes

  • Stephen Colbert in Washington Post
    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...
  • Donald Fehr in Forbes
    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...
  • Winston Peters in The West Australian
    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...

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