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synonyms for demurred

  • hesitate
  • vacillate
  • waver
  • balk
  • cavil
  • challenge
  • combat
  • complain
  • deprecate
  • disapprove
  • dispute
  • doubt
  • fight
  • object
  • oppose
  • pause
  • protest
  • pussyfoot
  • refuse
  • remonstrate
  • resist
  • scruple
  • shy
  • stick
  • stickle
  • strain
  • hem and haw
  • take exception
  • wait and see
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antonyms for demurred

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  • accept
  • agree
  • aid
  • approve
  • believe
  • commend
  • consent
  • endorse
  • give in
  • go along
  • help
  • praise
  • sanction
  • support
  • surrender
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How to use demurred in a sentence

At first Eloise demurred, longing to accept the generous offer, and fearing that she ought not.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The girls, Virginia included, and Tom were decidedly in favor of it, but Mr. Wilson had demurred.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
Mrs. Kennedy demurred anxiously, as Genevieve was putting on her hat.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
The attorney-general demurred to the challenge; on which the question previously debated was re-argued.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
This was a touch of high Spanish breeding, that quite took me by surprise—I demurred.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
The man demurred, but Alaeddin enforced him and taking his clothes from him, donned them and gave him his own costly apparel.
ALAEDDIN AND THE ENCHANTED LAMPJOHN PAYNE
It first demurred to the charge brought, and in April, 1912, the demurrer was sustained.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
The other judges demurred, but the dominie remained firm and won the day.
AULD LICHT IDYLLSJ. M. BARRIE
But his executors,—connections on the Ludlow side,—demurred to this.
MY LADY LUDLOWELIZABETH GASKELL
Mrs. North demurred weakly; but Dr. North was found to be on the side of the young man.
AND SO THEY WERE MARRIEDFLORENCE MORSE KINGSLEY
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