Example sentences for: demurs

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  • And where greater zealots might enlist "etiquette's weapon of disapproval" to try to restructure society and family life--sanctioning, say, births "out of what was sternly called wedlock"--Miss Manners demurs: "Miss Manners does not oppose the use of social pressure to encourage stable family life.

  • This is low-tech inventiveness at its best" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). BWP is "the new face of movie horror" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ), and it ends with "as heart-stopping a climax as any the genre has seen in years" (Jay Carr, the Boston Globe ). The Los Angeles Times ' Kevin Thomas demurs, knocking it as "a clever, entertaining stunt, no more, no less," but Joe Morgenstern (the Wall Street Journal ) advises, "Don't see this ingenious first feature if you believe in ghosts."

  • The press also takes a mild drubbing from within: A mad "rush to judgment" is how Mark Shields ( NewsHour ) describes the last few weeks, though co-panelist Gigot demurs, "no one on this show used the I-word."

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