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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If federalist statism succeeds in usurping overall control of medicine in America, only the extraordinarily naive would trust its promise to hold back at that point, meekly demurring at further intrusions into the private sector.