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 for Demurring
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.
                                                    --Nicols.
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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
        demurred.
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              When introduced as the world's smartest man, he was
              not inclined to demur.                --Kip Thorne
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     4. (Law) To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.
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