And so it goes again: Democrats claim a knockout, Republicans demur.
But if another, more prominent name were suggested for the position, Mrs. Clinton may demur.
The intelligence officers at the bomb scene do not demur from this assessment.
c.1200, "to linger, tarry, delay," from Old French demorer "delay, retard," from Latin demorari "to linger, loiter, tarry," from de- (see de-) + morari "to delay," from mora "a pause, delay" (see moratorium). Main modern sense of "raise objections" is first attested 1630s. Related: Demurred; demurring.