demur

Part of speech: verb

To object; hesitate.

Part of speech: noun

Hesitation; objection.

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Usage examples "demur":

  1. Why stop to question or demur? - "Winding Paths", Gertrude Page.
  2. There was still another to whom implicit obedience was due, Pharaoh, to whom he had solemnly vowed loyal service, sworn to follow his summons without hesitation or demur, through fire and water, by day and night. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. It may seem foolish in me to have trusted her again after she had once betrayed me, but I have always been one who yielded to the promptings of the heart rather than to the conclusions of reason, so I rode toward Kynance without demur, and even Mr. Penryn made no objection. - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.