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Demur vs. Expostulate

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Demurverb

To linger; to stay; to tarry

Expostulateverb

(intransitive) To protest or remonstrate; to reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of conduct.

Demurverb

(intransitive) To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.

Expostulateverb

To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; - followed by with.

‘Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong.’;

Demurverb

(intransitive) To scruple or object; to take exception; to oppose; to balk

‘I demur to that statement.’; ‘The personnel demurred at the management's new scheme.’;

Expostulateverb

To discuss; to examine.

‘To expostulateWhat majesty should be, what duty is.’;

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Demurverb

To interpose a demurrer.

Expostulateverb

reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

Demurverb

To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about

Demurverb

To cause delay to; to put off

Demurnoun

Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.

Demurverb

To linger; to stay; to tarry.

‘Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp.’;

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Demurverb

To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.

‘Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit to demur.’;

Demurverb

To scruple or object; to take exception, especailly on the basis of scruple or modesty; as, I demur to that statement; they wanted to make him president, but he demurred.

‘When introduced as the world's smartest man, he was not inclined to demur.’;

Demurverb

To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.

Demurverb

To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about.

‘The latter I demur, for in their looksMuch reason, and in their actions, oft appears.’;

Demurverb

To cause delay to; to put off.

‘He demands a fee,And then demurs me with a vain delay.’;

Demurnoun

Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.

‘All my demurs but double his attacks;At last he whispers, "Do; and we go snacks."’;

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Demurnoun

(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

Demurverb

take exception to;

‘he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday’;

Demurverb

enter a demurrer

Demurverb

raise objections or show reluctance

‘normally she would have accepted the challenge, but she demurred’;

Demurverb

put forward a demurrer.

Demurnoun

the action of objecting to or hesitating over something

‘they accepted this ruling without demur’;

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