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demand

 [de-mand´]
activated only by the absence of an intrinsic cardiac event, used of an artificial pacemaker. See also demand pacemaker.

de·mand

(dē-mand'),
A quantity of a substance, commodity, or service wanted or required.

de·mand

(dĕ-mand')
1. To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
2. The act or result of demanding.
[Med. L. demando]

de·mand

(dĕ-mand')
To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
[Med. L. demandare]

Patient discussion about demand

Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....

A. i think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. My child loves spinach and demands them a lot I wanted to know is there any problem to have them in excess?

A. HELL NO! REWARD THE HELL OUT OF HIM FOR EATING IT! You may also want to tweak it further by introducing him to other healthy dark green leafys like collards, kale, red Swiss chard which he might think is cool to look at; its actually similar in taste to spinach just less bitter! Good for you!

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References in classic literature ?
"Prince," he cried, "you are forgetting that if you consented to receive and hear them, it was only because of your kind heart which has no equal, for they had not the least right to demand it, especially as you had placed the matter in the hands of Gavrila Ardalionovitch, which was also extremely kind of you.
"Very well," replied Tarzan, for he knew that he could trust them to carry out any sinister threat that Paulvitch had made, and there was a bare chance that by conceding their demands he might save the boy.
When his superintendents and heads of departments performed prodigies of cutting down, he patted them on the back and demanded more.
When the trapper had rendered his meaning into the Sioux language, Mahtoree demanded, with an air of surprise--
Tell me," she demanded, turning to the trembling girl, "what is your name?"
Moreover, if you do not immediately retract your demand I shall withdraw him!"
To this we could only repeat what we had said before: he then proposed to abate five thousand of his last demand, assuring us that unless we came to some agreement, there was no torment so cruel but we should suffer it, and talked of nothing but impaling and flaying us alive; the terror of these threatenings was much increased by his domestics, who told us of many of his cruelties.
But what reward did the First and Foremost demand?"
I must not be trifled with, and I demand an answer.
Balashev replied that there was nothing offensive in the demand, because..." but Murat interrupted him.
"What of the lad?" demanded her father; "I have sent him to crack a little with the Frenchman.
The delay demanded by Beauchamp had nearly expired.