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Angry congressmen are demanding an inquiry into the deal.
The demonstrators demanded the release of all prisoners.
She demanded to know what was happening.
The panel demanded that the report be made public.
Slowly he counted out the amount demanded of him.
I demand a lot of others but more of myself.
He demanded – and received – great loyalty from his employees.
This is the American English definition of demand. View British English definition of demand.
feeling or showing happiness
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