- simple past tense and past participle of demur
- When you are invited to participate in an activity and you declined because you thought it was illegal, this is an example of when you demurred.
- When someone accused you of injuring him and filed a complaint with the court and you objected, this is an example of when you demurred.
Demurred is defined as you hesitated or declined to do something, or you objected.
- Quinn demurred, saying he knew his settings by memory and remained downstairs with Martha.
- The legate demurred; but on the pope's return sentence was formally given in his favour.
- The Chilean authorities demurred at this attitude, and attempted to argue the matter.
- West Virginia demurred, but was overruled, and on the 4th of May 1908 a master was appointed to take testimony.
- Her Majesty strongly demurred to a second general election within seven months; but Gladstone persisted, and she yielded.