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"I'll carry his shoulders," she said, in the voice that admits no demur.

The aide—a favourite with his general—had ventured to demur.

I gathered even the calmness to invite her to sit beside me, and she made no demur.

Gaston seemed to demur, but Félice overruled him imperiously.

The lawyers have given Peter his money without the least demur.

"I am going to church with you, Pani," she declared in a tone that left no demur.

This was rather more help than I wanted, but it was useless to demur.

So Lady Ball argued, and against this argument her son made no demur.

After some demur, Lopez at last opened the door, and the men entered.

He makes no demur when she claims him for the evening, and discusses the future, her future, with him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to linger, tarry, delay," from Old French demorer "delay, retard," from Latin demorari "to linger, loiter, tarry," from de- (see de-) + morari "to delay," from mora "a pause, delay" (see moratorium). Main modern sense of "raise objections" is first attested 1630s. Related: Demurred; demurring.

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