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Synonyms for demurral

(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

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Sam's demurral when Rosie trivializes everything he has accomplished so far is done not just out of decorum or politeness towards his beloved.
Yet, suspending the breathless demurrals, qualifications, and the honest questions as well--all that--what does this lookout point permit us to observe about Anti-Zionists of all stripes, the Jewish ones included?
In the heat of Bush's new ipse dixit and his Evangelical zeal to save the Muslim world, Bhabha's reading can only throw us back on the imperial soap box shouting and forcing rational infiltrations, evidentiary demurrals, detours of splits, corpus delicti, and stoppages.
If some persons who received the invitation letter decided to withdraw prior to their regional meeting, the CA staff selected other persons within the available pool to replace the demurrals, respecting gender, age, electoral district and sequence number.
They clearly echo Monet's Water Lilies and other garden subjects like The Japanese Footbridge, and the Grande Vallee cycle is deeply indebted to the Impressionist master, never mind the repeated demurrals by the catalogue authors.
Despite the several demurrals I have made about this book, there can be little doubt that any serious scholar of book and reading history (and not just those specializing in the last three centuries) will want to have it on his/her shelves.
Despite Jablin's demurrals, HGTV has clearly made its mark on the American public.
Jewish congressmen expressed the profound sentiments of American Jewry, while the Christian majority ranged from sincere expressions of religious obligation to pragmatic demurrals of American interventionism.
What exemplifies Marlow's narrative, in fact, is the integrity of its content, as the details, reflections, judgments, demurrals emerge with astonishing and attenuating openness, deliberation.
Such actions almost always are very discreet, so investors and financial executives making acquisition decisions are not likely to be told of such demurrals.
What did surprise me was the tepid reaction of supposedly pro-gay Episcopal bishops, who with few exceptions responded to the vicious antigay bullying with either total silence or tame demurrals.
My ungracious demurrals aside, this is a truly wonderful book.
But such demurrals were vastly overshadowed by the praise.
Hacker makes clear that part of this influence stemmed from misinterpretations of the Tractatus--misinterpretations which some members of the Circle embraced with an enthusiastic stubbornness that even the author's demurrals failed to temper.