- 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 General Assembly of Glasgow in 1638 abjured Laud's book and took its stand again by the Book of Common Order, an act repeated by the assembly of 1639, which also demurred against innovations proposed by the English separatists, who objected altogether to liturgical forms, and in particular to the Lord's Prayer, the Gloria Pcrtri and the minister kneeling for private devotion in the pulpit.
- The government at home, though they demurred somewhat to the course that had been pursued, saw the wisdom of cultivating intercourse with this powerful African kingdom.
- West Virginia demurred, but was overruled, and on the 4th of May 1908 a master was appointed to take testimony.