Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of demand.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of demand.

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Examples

  • The defence secretary is facing twin demands from the Treasury: to cut over 10 years a £38bn "overspend" left by Labour and then to introduce cuts of at least 10% in his budget over the next spending period from 2011-14.

    Cameron caves in to Fox on defence spending after leaking of letter

  • But the country's youth-based pro-democracy movement has criticized the proposed changes for not meeting what they called "demands for a true separation of powers."

    Moroccans Overwhelmingly Approve New Constitution

  • You get justifiably angry against your spouse's controlling demands for keeping the apartment clean, and the one thing that seems to make them reduce their demands is the fear of your angry outburst.

    Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW: To Be or Not to Be -- Angry!

  • And he calls on Labour to rediscover its roots as a party of the people, to deal with what he describes as the demands of a far from "normal" political times.

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  • Ally Financial Inc. didn't get a yes or no from the Fed because it is a private institution and didn't make the same near-term demands as the other banks.

    BofA Steps to Back of Bank Class

  • That much Martin demands after learning to stress defense and rebounding while serving as Huggins 'lead assistant.

    Big 12 Conference

  • They received much critical acclaim and had a small but fervent fan base, but by the early 1990s Mr. Mercer felt that the major-label demands were overshadowing the music: We were pressured to go to 'the next level.'

    The Feelies Decide It's Time

  • Whether this move will prompt the original cast to alter their demands is uncertain, but the cable channel is apparently willing to proceed without them if necessary.

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  • The moves will be necessary to reassure investors made jittery by Fidesz's decision to refuse demands from the IMF and the European Union for new austerity measures.

    Hungary's Fidesz Set for Big Win

  • Tottenham Hotspur appear to be coping with the twin demands of competing in the present Champions League while challenging for a place in next season's tournament.

    Tottenham in need of a breather while Everton's revival continues

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