DEMUR's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of demur
Definition:
v. object because of doubts; hesitate
Example:
When offered a post on the board of directors, David had to demur: he had scruples about taking on the job because he was unsure he could handle it.
Sentence in Classic:
This mandate, which had been delivered with great majesty, was obeyed without the slightest demur; and Charlotte made the best of her way off with the packages while Noah held the door open and watched her out.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
As if fascinated, her eyes rested long upon those demurely taunting eyes and she murmured devotedly:.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
James Wilder, demure and courtly, but with some trace of that wild terror of the night before still lurking in his furtive eyes and in his twitching features.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But for all the modesty of her spreading skirts, the demureness of hair netted smoothly into a chignon and the quietness of small white hands folded in her lap, her true self was poorly concealed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Yet this demure affectation of extreme penitence was whimsically belied by a ludicrous meaning which lurked in his huge features, and seemed to pronounce his fear and repentance alike hypocritical.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
Towards Connie the Squire was always rather gallant; he thought her an attractive demure maiden and rather wasted on Clifford, and it was a thousand pities she stood no chance of bringing forth an heir to Wragby.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
She showed him her ball book with demure satisfaction when he strolled instead of rushed up to claim her for the next, a glorious polka redowa.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
They paused to look for partridges in a rim of woods, little woods, very clean and shiny and gay, silver birches and poplars with immaculate green trunks, encircling a lake of sandy bottom, a splashing seclusion demure in the welter of hot prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
A girl not out has always the same sort of dress: a close bonnet, for instance; looks very demure, and never says a word.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context