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  • Again Olmsted demurred.†   (source)
  • If they demur?†   (source)
  • "A rough composition, Argetlam," demurred Nari.†   (source)
  • Shukhov demurred.†   (source)
  • "I don't think that's a good idea," Katie demurred.†   (source)
  • She demurred, thinking it might be too transparent when wet.†   (source)
  • My mother paused, about to demur politely, but instead she took a deep breath.†   (source)
  • "I guess," he demurs, and changes the subject.†   (source)
  • "No," he demurred a little wearily.†   (source)
  • Annie demurred but Diane would have none of it, it was no problem she said, and in the end Annie gave way and thanked her.†   (source)
  • But the leaders of the program demurred.†   (source)
  • He would certainly have preferred Sweden, where the level of intelligence was high and where he could swim nude with beautiful girls with low, demurring voices and sire whole happy, undisciplined tribes of illegitimate Yossarians that the state would assist through parturition and launch into life without stigma; but Sweden was out of reach, too far away, and Yossarian waited for the piece of flak that would knock out one engine over the Italian Alps and provide him with the excuse for heading for Switzerland.†   (source)
  • John demurred: He had made his rules, and besides, Betty was now in the late stages of an ill-fated pregnancy.†   (source)
  • "Over dinner," demurred Lucia, rolling her eyes at an admiring Sixth Year.†   (source)
  • John demurs.†   (source)
  • Catherine Staples insisted that her dinner guest had another vodka martini, demurring for herself as her glass was still half full.†   (source)
  • Instead of demurring politely, Singbe shot back angrily.†   (source)
  • She demurs, glancing down at her plump hands resting in her ample lap.†   (source)
  • Two of Hannah's most reliable sources of funding demurred, for like the minister of the interior they thought it better to not jeter de Nude sur le feu—throw oil on the fire.†   (source)
  • The TRAGEDIANS demur, trying to get at the coin.†   (source)
  • It was to be the first of many demurs.†   (source)
  • But when I uttered, mildly and with some amusement, the standard demurral of the literary aesthete, he outflanked me neatly again.†   (source)
  • (MARGARET is about to demur) No no, you shall read to me†   (source)
  • She demurred, and he thought, "All right."†   (source)
  • "Well ....," Miles demurred, doing his best to look modest.†   (source)
  • And Pilgrim did not balk nor even for a moment demur.†   (source)
  • When Lady Merryweather made to rise and come with her, the queen demurred.†   (source)
  • "I didn't fill out any forms," Luke demurred.†   (source)
  • He's always demurred and later heard stories of drunkenness and wild dancing.†   (source)
  • "Hold on, honey girl," he demurred gently.†   (source)
  • A girl from Singapore demurs, in halting English, that "I don't feel very cultural identity.†   (source)
  • I'd better not," Ronnie demurred.†   (source)
  • "I'm okay," she demurred.†   (source)
  • "It's complicated," she demurred.†   (source)
  • When the sheriff apprehended him for grave-robbery and gold-hoarding, Mr. Fink demurred on the theory that if his own grandfather wasn't his, whose was he?†   (source)
  • Arianne demurred.†   (source)
  • Aemon had demurred.†   (source)
  • He demurred when the media tried to interview him, claiming he was strictly on vacation in his beloved Hong Kong.†   (source)
  • "It's not too bad," she demurred.†   (source)
  • Some time back, Deo said, he had imagined a joint effort to improve the clinic, but the pastor had demurred.†   (source)
  • I demur.†   (source)
  • Ann demurs, blushing.†   (source)
  • One morning after chemistry, a black girl he just met bashfully demurs, "It's embarrassing, but I sort of froze up and I only got 1090.†   (source)
  • Perhaps, Poirot thought, Mary Debenham had demurred.†   (source)
  • Miss Lizzie demurred, claiming her time had more value than Katie's time.†   (source)
  • O'Brien's servant, however, had admitted the two of them without demur.†   (source)
  • So, without demur, they joined the party in my rooms, one of the last of the old kind that I gave.†   (source)
  • Isn't that going rather far?" demurred Franklin Clarke.†   (source)
  • Dr. Shaw at first demurred; then let her have what she wanted.†   (source)
  • The Italian seemed the first person to demur to this view.†   (source)
  • She's rather the independent type," I demurred.†   (source)
  • When Cottard suggested he should accompany him home, Tarrou demurred; he'd had a particularly tiring day.†   (source)
  • After they had been seated about the middle room with demurring and unwillingness to take seats, for politeness, Wang Lung went into the kitchen to bid the woman serve.†   (source)
  • His period of donhood at Oxford gave him some right to assent, but he knew that the word, though the highest of compliments from a Chinese, had yet a faintly priggish sound for English ears, and chiefly out of consideration for his companions he demurred to it.†   (source)
  • "It is not likely the Old Lord can sell all the land of his family without the agreement of his sons," he demurred.†   (source)
  • The Colonel made no demur.†   (source)
  • Then Wang Lung's heart leaped with pleasure but he hid his pleasure artfully and he demurred in pretense and he said, "Now you are the only son of my uncle and after you there are none to carry on his body and if you go to war what will happen?†   (source)
  • Fielding demurred; this seemed to him going to the other extreme.†   (source)
  • "We want to hide you," he said, when they demurred.†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp, flattered by so much teasing, felt that modesty required him to demur.†   (source)
  • Shefford demurred, insisting that he share the night-watch.†   (source)
  • But, indeed, any demur would have been as idle as the protest of a goldfinch popped into a cage.†   (source)
  • Margaret demurred for one or two reasons.†   (source)
  • Andate, andate!" the Italian demurred, almost in a whimper.†   (source)
  • Her mother and father had consented without demur, and were happy in her happiness.†   (source)
  • "You'd better go now, John," said his wife, with glistening and hopeful face; but John demurred.†   (source)
  • Her face neither acquiesced nor demurred.†   (source)
  • There was nothing really to demur to in her leaning on Jude's arm; but she withdrew her hand, and Jude thought that Phillotson had looked surprised.†   (source)
  • When his wife first proposed that they should give Mattie an occasional evening out he had inwardly demurred at having to do the extra two miles to the village and back after his hard day on the farm; but not long afterward he had reached the point of wishing that Starkfield might give all its nights to revelry.†   (source)
  • My companion still demurred: the storm of the night and the early morning had dropped, but the afternoon was damp and gray.†   (source)
  • Charles, after a little demur, accepted the writing as genuine, and they passed on to the next point.†   (source)
  • To the surprise of the ship's company, though much to the Lieutenant's satisfaction, Billy made no demur.†   (source)
  • I told her I should ask you to see her, and though she demurred at first, I know why, old fellow, she finally consented.†   (source)
  • For this reason, he never demurred from accepting them, and even when he was asked to go on a tiring business trip lasting two days he said nothing about having to go out in the rainy autumn weather when he had a severe chill, just in order to avoid the risk of not being asked to go.†   (source)
  • She demurred.†   (source)
  • I demurred as to my not sharing any danger even of odium, but he went on, "Besides, it will attract less attention if there are not too many of us.†   (source)
  • Rosemary did not like the picture of herself looking on and she demurred, but Mrs. Speer's consciousness was still clogged with sleep and she was reminded of night calls to death and calamity when she was the wife of a doctor.†   (source)
  • Settembrini demurred.†   (source)
  • Margaret demurred, but Tibby accepted the offer gladly; it saved him from coming to any decision about the future.†   (source)
  • ' Miss La Creevy could not suppress a small shriek on hearing this, and instantly set about extorting a solemn pledge from Newman that he would use his utmost endeavours to pacify the wrath of Nicholas; which, after some demur, was conceded.†   (source)
  • After some delay and demur, the door grudgingly turned on its hinges a very little way, and allowed Mr. Jerry Cruncher to squeeze himself into court.†   (source)
  • Your meaning must be unequivocal; no doubts or demurs: and such expressions of gratitude and concern for the pain you are inflicting as propriety requires, will present themselves unbidden to your mind, I am persuaded.†   (source)
  • At Mitya's urgent request that he would take him to Lyagavy at once, and by so doing "save him, so to speak," the priest agreed, after some demur, to conduct him to Suhoy Possyolok; his curiosity was obviously aroused.†   (source)
  • While the author of this missive was making up her mind to dispatch it Henrietta Stackpole formed a resolve which was accompanied by no demur.†   (source)
  • The king hesitated, was going to demur; but just then we heard the door give way, and knew that those desolate men were in the presence of their dead.†   (source)
  • Rosier scarce demurred.†   (source)
  • This mandate, which had been delivered with great majesty, was obeyed without the slightest demur; and Charlotte made the best of her way off with the packages while Noah held the door open and watched her out.†   (source)
  • I offered to pay her well for her trouble, and, after some demur, she consented to accompany me to the spot.†   (source)
  • After his dinner with Bellegarde, on the occasion I have mentioned, he demurred to his companion's proposal that they should go again and listen to Madame Dandelard describe her sorrows and her bruises.†   (source)
  • His own possessions, safety, life, he would have hazarded for Lucie and her child, without a moment's demur; but the great trust he held was not his own, and as to that business charge he was a strict man of business.†   (source)
  • Nicholas was not much disposed to sleep—being in truth too anxious—so, after a little demur, he accepted the offer, and having exchanged a shake of the hand with the young Crummleses, and the manager having on his part bestowed a most affectionate benediction on Smike, he sat himself down opposite to that gentleman by the fireside to assist in emptying the bowl, which soon afterwards appeared, steaming in a manner which was quite exhilarating to behold, and sending forth a most grateful and inviting fragrance.†   (source)
  • At the mention of gentlemen whom Society called capitalists, Mr Dorrit had coughed, as if some internal demur were breaking out of him.†   (source)
  • Emma demurred.†   (source)
  • Ralph demurred.†   (source)
  • She demurred greatly—I must tell you that—and said it was her duty to notify the Mother Superior; it was of such high importance that you should be treated with respect.†   (source)
  • Mrs Nickleby, knowing of her son's obligations to the honest Yorkshireman, had, after some demur, yielded her consent to Mr and Mrs Browdie being invited out to tea; in the way of which arrangement, there were at first sundry difficulties and obstacles, arising out of her not having had an opportunity of 'calling' upon Mrs Browdie first; for although Mrs Nickleby very often observed with much complacency (as most punctilious people do), tha†   (source)
  • Without demur, Hera whose arms shone white as ivory took oath as he demanded.†   (source)
  • she urged him so strongly to remain, that he, who was gratifying the first wish of his own heart by a compliance, could not long even affect to demur; especially as Mrs. Jennings's entreaty was warmly seconded by Mr. Palmer, who seemed to feel a relief to himself, in leaving behind him a person so well able to assist or advise Miss Dashwood in any emergence.†   (source)
  • Without demurring at his father's words Apollo glided from the heights of Ida, like that swiftest of birds, the peregrine.†   (source)
  • I dare not, dear,— Dear my lord, pardon,—I dare not, Lest I be taken: not the imperious show Of the full-fortun'd Caesar ever shall Be brooch'd with me; if knife, drugs, serpents, have Edge, sting, or operation, I am safe; Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour Demuring upon me.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is typically spelled demurring.
  • But the prospect of air, if not light, was enticing, and I went to fetch my cloak without demur.†   (source)
  • I followed him then without demur, distressed over the child's death, but relieved that I would not, after all, have to face the climb to the fairies' crest or the long journey back alone.†   (source)
  • "Oh no, Eurymachus," wise Penelope demurred,
    "whatever form and feature I had, what praise I'd won,
    the deathless gods destroyed that day the Achaeans
    sailed away to Troy, my husband in their ships,
    Odysseus—if he could return to tend my life
    the renown I had would only grow in glory.†   (source)
  • "No, no, stranger," wise Penelope demurred,
    "whatever form and feature I had, what praise I'd won,
    the deathless gods destroyed that day the Achaeans
    sailed away to Troy, my husband in their ships,
    Odysseus—if he could return to tend my life
    the renown I had would only grow in glory.†   (source)
  • With reason hath deep silence and demur
    Seized us, though undismayed.†   (source)
  • by him: for all this must come to pass satisfactorily since my good father Tinacrio the Sapient foretold it, who likewise left it declared in writing in Chaldee or Greek characters (for I cannot read them), that if this predicted knight, after having cut the giant's throat, should be disposed to marry me I was to offer myself at once without demur as his lawful wife, and yield him possession of my kingdom together with my person.†   (source)
  • Meliboeus demurs, that if his wife's
    objections prevailed, vengeance would never be taken, and
    thence great mischiefs would arise; but Prudence replies that the
    taking of vengeance lies with the judges, to whom the private
    individual must have recourse.†   (source)
  • The first, at least, of these I thought denied
    To beasts; whom God, on their creation-day,
    Created mute to all articulate sound:
    The latter I demur; for in their looks
    Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears.†   (source)
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