demur at (something)

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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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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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Fortunately I demurred at the chance to purchase the matching earrings at PS3,000 the pair.
As for the Ebor, Ladbrokes cut the winner's odds to 12-1 second favourite (from 25), though Johnston demurred at mention of the famous York handicap.