demur at

demur at (something)

To dispute or contest something. I'm sorry, but I demur at the suggestion that I'm not qualified for this job just because I made one mistake!
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demur at something

to dispute something; to challenge something. I fear I must demur at your suggestion that I am aloof and condescending. Alice demurred at the suggestion that she was late.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'I do not demur at the indictment, if it is made today; however, I want it to be in the presence of my lawyer,' he requested the court.
So, for example, we learn that the party would "root out government waste so that the money we do spend makes a real difference to you and your family" - an aspiration literally nobody would demur at, but without any clear indication how it would be achieved.
A taxonomist might demur at the chalk and cheese nature of the keywords--from specific projects to the founder's biography and mug shot to ftp and email information.
However, I must register a small demur at the misleading impression conveyed of a more important writer--the author of The Tempest.