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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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without demur

Without objection or hesitation; at once. I knew he was broke, so I thought he'd accept my offer without demur. They'll never think of you as their peer if you agree to every order they give you without demur.
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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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without deˈmur

(formal) without objecting or hesitating: They accepted without demur.
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President Polk demurred at that, but the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848 formally gave the United States half-a-million square miles of additional territory--California and much of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Nevada--in return for a payment of $15 million.
When asked about exponential growth, Bean demurred, "Well, perhaps geometric growth over time.
CIC~s founder and chief executive, Tim Rowe, demurred about a date for its opening.
After New York's Freedom Tower officially topped the former Sears Tower by adding its spire, Rahm demurred, telling reporters: "I would just say to all the experts gathered in one room, if it looks like an antenna, acts like an antenna, then guess what?
Washington, Feb 17 ( ANI ): Barack Obama demurred from joining Al Green as the singer sang 'Lets Stay Together' at a fundraiser in San Francisco on Thursday.
David Dewhurst demurred when asked whether he would run for her seat.
Forster demurred, pointing out that as an artist, Bausch wants, first of all, to evolve.
But as The New York Times reported: "Western energy companies have demurred from discussing the business possibilities in a post-Hussein Iraq, concerned that such talk would reinforce Baghdad's contention that the current conflict is driven by oil.
Bush demurred, insisting he had no intention of subsidizing those who "preach hate.
Calvocoressi admitted his candidacy happily, while Schimmel demurred through his assistant to say, "No comment, and there is no basis for this whatsoever.
He then demurred about giving me a sick note - the last one I had was in 1996.
Ethiopia accepted, but Eritrea demurred, claiming the plan needed more work.
When Thompson asked Chudak for a copy of the document, Chudak demurred, saying he would release it when the case was finished.
When YAF's Libertarian Caucus pushed for a resolution advocating draft resistance as a legitimate form of civil disobedience, conservatives demurred.
I demurred, reminding him there were still more steps ahead.