Coaches also have to deal with pushy parents and demanding superiors.
How dare you swat me for standing up for my rights for demanding that I be treated as an equal human being.
Several muscular drivers with massive chains around their necks surround a young port official, demanding he call an ambulance.
They also feel intimidated by all the technology that purveyors of conventional wisdom claim patients are demanding.
The artist Ai Weiwei is demanding his passport back from Chinese authorities.
They have the privilege of demanding any delicacy they wish.
He had nothing to confess, but the demanding pressure remained.
Each individual, likewise, may have seven attitudes toward health laws, seven reasons for demanding health protection.
That would not keep his ghost from demanding to be laid by blood atonement.
Then followed an editorial denouncing the outrage and demanding proofs.
early 15c., "asking, questioning," present participle adjective from demand (v.). Meaning "insistent" is by late 19c. Related: Demandingly.
late 14c., "ask, make inquiry," from Old French demander (12c.) "to request; to demand," from Latin demandare "entrust, charge with a commission" (in Vulgar Latin, "to ask, request, demand"), from de- "completely" (see de-) + mandare "to order" (see mandate). Meaning "to ask for as a right" is early 15c., from Anglo-French legal use. Related: Demanded; demanding.
late 13c., "a question," from Old French demande (see demand (v.)). Meaning "a request, claim" is from c.1300. In the political economy sense (correlating to supply) it is attested from 1776 in Adam Smith.