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    What does "he demanded of John" mean, in the following sentence?

    "Roy turned and did a dance step. ‘That’s all right,’ he said. ‘I know the Lord ain’t as hard as Daddy. Is he, boy?’ he demanded of John, and struck him lightly on the forehead."
    Source: Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin

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    Re: demand of

    It means "he asked John".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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