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demur

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdemurde‧mur1 /dɪˈmɜː $ -ˈmɜːr/ verb (demurred, demurring) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 DISAGREEto express doubt about or opposition to a plan or suggestion 🔊 They demurred politely, but finally agreed to stay.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
demurAsked if others on the Texas side of the Rio Grande handle adobe with his skill, he demurs.For a second he thought that Howarth was about to demur.The Naval and General Staffs did not demur.Wisely, perhaps, he demurs.Letty seemed about to demur but Emily lifted her chin challengingly and the maid bobbed and left the room.The council may demur for two reasons.When I continued to demur, he promised to prescribe only five pills, one for each of the next five nights.Brouillet demurs, preferring a sparkling Calistoga with fruit juice instead.
demurdemur2 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DISAGREEdisagreement or disapprovalwithout demur 🔊 I agreed to this without demur.
Examples from the Corpus
demurYet, there was demur at the problems which inequality caused, even though it was rarely effective.Accounts were adopted without question, rule changes without demur.Did the working class accept their circumstances without demur?But did the working class accept their continued relatively poor conditions without demur.He was used to being obeyed without demur.Ana just drifted to a halt, turning without demur as Maggie moved her to face the house.The driver of the other car pulled up without demur.
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Verb table
demur
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydemur
he, she, itdemurs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydemurred
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave demurred
he, she, ithas demurred
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad demurred
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill demur
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have demurred
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam demurring
he, she, itis demurring
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you, we, theyare demurring
Past
I, he, she, itwas demurring
you, we, theywere demurring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been demurring
he, she, ithas been demurring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been demurring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be demurring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been demurring
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