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demanding


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demand  \De*mand"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Demanded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Demanding}.]  [F.  demander,  LL  demandare  to  demand, 
  summon,  send  word  fr  L.  demandare  to  give  in  charge, 
  intrust;  de-  +  mandare  to  commit  to  one's  charge,  commission, 
  order  command.  Cf  {Mandate},  {Commend}.] 
  1.  To  ask  or  call  for  with  authority;  to  claim  or  seek  from 
  as  by  authority  or  right  to  claim,  as  something  due;  to 
  call  for  urgently  or  peremptorily;  as  to  demand  a  debt; 
  to  demand  obedience. 
 
  This  in  our  foresaid  holy  father's  name  Pope 
  Innocent,  I  do  demand  of  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  inquire  authoritatively  or  earnestly;  to  ask  esp.  in  a 
  peremptory  manner;  to  question. 
 
  I  did  demand  what  news  from  Shrewsbury.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  require  as  necessary  or  useful;  to  be  in  urgent  need 
  of  hence  to  call  for  as  the  case  demands  care 
 
  4.  (Law)  To  call  into  court;  to  summon.  --Burrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demanding 
  adj  :  requiring  more  than  usually  expected  or  thought  due; 
  especially  great  patience  and  effort  and  skill;  "found 
  the  job  very  demanding";  "a  baby  can  be  so  demanding" 
  [ant:  {undemanding}] 




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