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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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The journal demurred on the question of whether King a serial adulterer, shameless plagiarist, and fellow traveler with Communist subversives--was a fit subject of a national holiday.
And she politely demurred as her media-savvy New York colleague Chuck Schumer elbowed her out of the way before the television cameras.
Meanwhile, in 1845 he had annexed Texas and offered to buy California, and was not noticeably displeased to go to war when the Mexican government demurred.
Bill Bennett bet he knew what it would be and wanted me to place a wager, but I demurred.
When Duncan pressed him for the survey data, Lott demurred, saying a hard drive crash had destroyed his data set and the original tally sheets had been lost.
Certainly settlers would welcome him to sleep by their fire, but he always demurred.
When I demurred, he would immediately make the second ritual offer: "Wanna eat?
Piggott was often asked to compare the greats he rode such as Nijinsky and Alleged, and demurred when asked the same of Rock Of Gibraltar.
President Mbeki demurred, saying he wanted to wait for the late jumbos.
Burke demurred, saying that if the Institute were commenting on a draft proposal, it might be required to take a formal position.
When he demurred, she warned him that he would be killed if he continued his boar hunt the next day and implored him to meet her instead.
When an environmental lobbyist recently asked a prominent House liberal to take a lead in supporting stricter fuel standards, the squeamish lawmaker demurred with the excuse: "Everyone knowns what Dingell did to Boxer.