Demurrable

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Demurrable That may be demurred to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • demurrable That may be demurred to; that exception may be taken to.
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Usage

In literature:

To Will's suggestion mother entered a demurrer, but finally yielded before his insistence.
"Last of the Great Scouts" by Helen Cody Wetmore
But to this new order there was an instant demurrer.
"His Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Bob beamed at the intelligence of the demurrer.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
He brought his action for trespass, which the law officers met by a demurrer.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
To this plea the plaintiff demurred, and the defendant joined in demurrer.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Send me no demurrer, but your own intemperate self.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Dorothy was very anxious, of course, that this young girl should be invited; but Iris put in a demurrer at once.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
Now summonses at Chambers, and appeals, and demurrers, are not at all bad conjuring wands, if you only know how to use them.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
To this plea the plaintiff demurred, and the defendant joined in demurrer.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
With a quiet drawl, containing both a reproof and a demurrer, Sobieska corrected him.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
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In poetry:

Then came pleas and rejoinders, rebutters, demurrers,
Such as Chitty would plough into Richard Roe's furrows; —
Cross questions, and very cross answers, to suit —
So the gist of the case was the point in dispute.
"Scire Facias" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

John Boorman's modernist, noirish thriller (1967) is still his best and funniest effort (despite the well-phrased demurrals of filmmaker Thom Andersen regarding its cavalier treatment of Los Angeles).
The judge who questioned the viability of the suit Tuesday, granted demurrers on all civil claims but allowed the parents' lawyers to amend and refile the case within 20 days.
City of Hercules vs Nelson Oliva, NEO Consulting Inc et al. Demurrer overruled.
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