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The intelligence officers at the bomb scene do not demur from this assessment. And so it goes again: Democrats claim a knockout, Republicans demur. Should you suggest something inspired or adventurous, many chefs will demur and revert to their been-there, drank-that pairing. But if another, more prominent name were suggested for the position, Mrs. Clinton may demur. With all possible respect to Mr. Holmes, I venture to demur to this interpretation. I waive all objections that it was not filed till after default was taken, and demur to it upon the merits. Many scholars, both Indian and European, will demur to the high place here assigned to the Advaita philosophy. Her eyebrows lifted a little, but she adopted the suggestion without other demur.
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