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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings v. - Take exception to.

Usage examples (36)
  • He politely demurred; but he could marshal no argument against hers.
  • Moodie requested the use of a sofa for me during the night; but even that produced a demur from the landlord.
  • Don't demur, for no guests will arrive, I am sure;
  • Judith heard no demur as Blatch detailed their plans. for more
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  • She may be "demure" (modest, shy, or coy) now about her role in the winning strategy, but later claim to "demur" (to take exception) from the boss's views about it.
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