An example of demur is an attorney objecting to a statement by a witness.
Demurred at the suggestion.
I demur to that statement.
The personnel demurred at the management's new scheme.
All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he whispers, ``Do; and we go snacks. - Alexander Pope.
Origin of demur
- Middle English demuren to delay from Anglo-Norman demurer from Latin dēmorārī dē- de- morārī to delay (from mora delay)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition