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 for Demur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demur \De*mur"\, v. t.
     1. To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate
        about. [Obs.]
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              The latter I demur, for in their looks
              Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears.
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     2. To cause delay to; to put off. [Obs.]
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              He demands a fee,
              And then demurs me with a vain delay. --Quarles.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demur \De*mur"\ (d[-e]*m[^u]r"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Demurred
     (d[-e]*m[^u]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Demurring.] [OF. demurer,
     demorer, demourer, to linger, stay, F. demeurer, fr. L.
     demorari; de- + morari to delay, tarry, stay, mora delay;
     prob. originally, time for thinking, reflection, and akin to
     memor mindful. See Memory.]
     1. To linger; to stay; to tarry. [Obs.]
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              Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp.
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     2. 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.
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              Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit
              to demur.                             --Hayward.
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     3. 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
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              When introduced as the world's smartest man, he was
              not inclined to demur.                --Kip Thorne
     4. (Law) To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demur \De*mur"\, n. [OF. demor, demore, stay, delay. See
     Demur, v. i.]
     Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of
     decision or action; scruple.
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           All my demurs but double his attacks;
           At last he whispers, "Do; and we go snacks." --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings [syn:
           demur, demurral, demurrer]
      v 1: take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on
           Saturday" [syn: demur, except]
      2: enter a demurrer

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  157 Moby Thesaurus words for "demur":
     aversion, back down, balance, balk, bashfulness, beef, bitch,
     blench, boggle, boggling, boycott, call in question, challenge,
     combat, combative reaction, complain, complaint, compunction,
     conscience, counteraction, cry out against, debate, defiance,
     deliberate, demonstrate, demonstrate against, demonstration,
     demurral, demurrer, deprecate, deprecation, difference, difficulty,
     diffidence, disagreement, disapproval, disapprove, disinclination,
     dispute, dissent, dissentience, enter a protest, exception,
     expostulate, expostulation, falter, faltering, fear, fight,
     fight shy of, flinch, fractiousness, gag, grievance,
     grievance committee, hang back, hang off, have qualms, hem and haw,
     hesitance, hesitancy, hesitate, hesitation, hold off, holler,
     hover, howl, hum and haw, indignation meeting, jib, kick,
     make bones about, march, modesty, negativism, noncooperation,
     nonviolent protest, object, objection, obstinacy, oppose,
     opposition, passive resistance, pause, picket, picketing, ponder,
     press objections, protest, protest demonstration, protestation,
     pull back, quail, qualm, qualm of conscience, qualmishness,
     question, raise a howl, rally, reaction, rebuff, recalcitrance,
     recalcitrancy, recalcitration, recoil, refractoriness, reluctance,
     remonstrance, remonstrate, remonstration, renitence, renitency,
     repellence, repellency, repulse, repulsion, resist, resistance,
     retreat, revolt, scruple, scrupulosity, scrupulousness,
     shilly-shally, shrink, shrinking, shy, shy at, shyness, sit in,
     sit-in, squawk, stand, state a grievance, stick, stick at, stickle,
     stickling, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain, strain at,
     strike, stumble, teach in, teach-in, think twice about,
     uncooperativeness, unwillingness, vacillate, variance, waver,
     wince, withdraw, withstanding, yell bloody murder, yield

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