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Demur

To dispute a legal Pleading or a statement of the facts being alleged through the use of a demurrer.

demur

verb beg to differ, challenge, contradict, controvert, deny, differ, disagree, disapprove, dissent, enter a demurrer, exceptionem facere, not confirm, object, oppose, protest, raise objections, reject, scruple, take exception, traverse, withhold assent
See also: demonstrate, disaffirm, disagree, disapprove, disoblige, disown, dissent, doubt, except, hesitate, negate, object, oppose, pause, protest, refuse, reject, remonstrance, remonstrate, repudiate, vacillate

demur

to raise an objection by entering a DEMURRER.
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But then the animal and the house began as well a victor's merging, sex getting it right in the bathroom, hunger spreading her Pluck all over the kitchen, the living room wallpapered in demur, my wife and her lover whispering, the judger in lust with the betrayer, the other gaining the other, sex with the self all soddened and into a stranger.
Those who are suffering most are the people who believe in marriage and have steadfastly given their support to their respective local authorities in paying their council taxes without demur, only to learn that 29% of men and 18% of women aged between 20 and 34 still live in the family home, which means they have avoided having to pay council taxes.
A taxonomist might demur at the chalk and cheese nature of the keywords--from specific projects to the founder's biography and mug shot to ftp and email information.
Although Aristotle's laconic treatment of language in the Peri hermeneias is not explicitly acknowledged by any of the authors discussed here, it was one of the first texts in the Organon studied by every undergraduate, and, as we know from Demonet's study, his four-fold scheme (reality:: concepts :: spoken words :: written words) was the dominant model in all Renaissance discussions, one accepted without demur by Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, and most other thinkers, as several quotations and discussions here will show (e.
And while our media moguls aren't averse to showing us these homeless thousands of miles away, they demur when it comes to showing the worst of what's happening to the homeless in our own American cities.
Dressed in a demur white lace dress, Jenner is defiant in the interview.
Although one might wish to demur with the evolutionary model such a project supposes, Moskowitz is eloquent in demonstrating the grandeur and sophistication of the tomb, commissioned by the Dominican Order from Nicola Pisano around 1264 and completed by 1267.
The Sports Illustrated cover girl looked positively demur when she arrived to the Cinema Against AIDS Gala at France's Hotel du Cap in a midnight blue and black cocktail dress, which was matched with dazzling jewellery.
A cynical, Sybaratic French instructor at Wellesley University, she leads the more demur ladies in, supposedly, purely physical celebrations of young black flesh.