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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

to raise an objection by entering a DEMURRER.
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Then the Talmud demurs. There is no contradiction, rather reality itself demands what might appear to be a logical contradiction.
of the limitations set to their own art within the brief span of life." Alloway always played the cont rarian, and here his sights were set on another critic (as was frequently the case in his writing), in this instance Harold Rosenberg, in particular on his reading of the artist's career as "a succession of dialogues with artists living and dead." Alloway demurs, arguing that Rosenberg "makes the impersonation and parody the mainspring of Gorky's life and art.
Now as I understand these facts about biblical anthropology they imply something from which Sennett demurs. I find his demurral revealing.
This is not a truth that's necessary." Cheney demurs, noting that one of the vets featured in the Buchenwald scene pointed out, "We had been stripped of our history in our slavery, and I didn't want to come up with anything that could tarnish our record." And as Cheney points out elsewhere, the falsification of history for "good" reasons often obscures the ways in which excluded or underrepresented groups actually did contribute to history.
He demurs when asked about his desire to walk down the aisle, saying his personal life does not drive his commitment to equal rights.
Homem, who generally remembers details better than Ileana herself, steps in politely and demurs. But Sonnabend shakes her head.
Asked if the film's treatment of her character and that of its leading man was in any way based on his real-life friendship with Falco, Mendelsohn demurs: "Not in the least.
Asked to comment, Vischer demurs, quickly shifting to say "what an exciting time this is for the museum." And that is true.