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“Not everything has a divine plan or anything,” the independent-minded Kentucky Republican demurred.

Again, I demurred, saying we saw only rebel-controlled checkpoints.

He demurred: “The overall climate of what people think about charters and school choice varies so much from city to city.”

In every case, the school demurred or ignored any conflict with church doctrine.

Another journalist begged him to do a sill walk live on stage then and there, but he demurred.

At first Eloise demurred, longing to accept the generous offer, and fearing that she ought not.

The girls, Virginia included, and Tom were decidedly in favor of it, but Mr. Wilson had demurred.

Mrs. Kennedy demurred anxiously, as Genevieve was putting on her hat.

The attorney-general demurred to the challenge; on which the question previously debated was re-argued.

This was a touch of high Spanish breeding, that quite took me by surprise—I demurred.


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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demurred, such as: hesitate, vacillate, waver, pussyfoot, disapprove, and resist.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.