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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEMANDING

For the first time, she was facing problems and demanding an answer.

To Madrid, then, I hastened, on the pretence of demanding promotion.

You have not made smaller your requests—no, you are now demanding more!

I have never treated the subject as other than demanding heedful 2.

She felt that she heard him listening, that she heard him demanding the sound.

Her body was demanding not to be forced by the will to go to the island.

They crowded about their ruler, and Rawson knew they were demanding him for themselves.

He then sent in a flag, demanding the immediate surrender of the place.

Yet we find that the work, though so demanding, is full of compensations.

On Wednesday came a postcard from Jim, himself, demanding information.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "asking, questioning," present participle adjective from demand (v.). Meaning "insistent" is by late 19c. Related: Demandingly.

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