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Definitions of question

  1. challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; " We must question your judgment in this matter"
  2. uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; " the dubiousness of his claim"; " there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
  3. an instance of questioning; " there was a question about my training"; " we made inquiries of all those who were present"
  4. pose a series of questions to; " The suspect was questioned by the police"; " We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
  5. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; " he asked a direct question"; " he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
  6. conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
  7. a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; " he made a motion to adjourn"; " she called for the question"
  8. pose a question
  9. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; " I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; " she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
  10. the subject matter at issue; " the question of disease merits serious discussion"; " under the head of minor Roman poets"
  11. an informal reference to a marriage proposal; " he was ready to pop the question"
  12. The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.
  13. Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.
  14. Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
  15. That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
  16. Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question.
  17. Talk; conversation; speech; speech.
  18. To ask questions; to inquire.
  19. To argue; to converse; to dispute.
  20. To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.
  21. To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.
  22. To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.
  23. To talk to; to converse with.
  24. An inquiry; act of asking; that which is asked; interrogation; subject of dispute; subject under discussion; as, the question before the meeting; doubt; as, these beyond question are the facts; a matter to be decided; as, that is a question for you to settle.
  25. To ask or interrogate; examine by queries; treat as doubtful.
  26. To make inquiries.
  27. Questioner.
  28. A seeking: an inquiry: an examination: an investigation: dispute: doubt: a subject of discussion.
  29. To ask questions of: to examine by questions: to inquire of: to regard as doubtful: to have no confidence in.
  30. Act of asking; inquiry; investigation; subject of inquiry or discussion.
  31. To ask questions of; regard as doubtful.
  32. To put a question to; make inquiry; doubt.
  33. A sentence calling for an answer; an inquiry.
  34. A controversy; difference; objection.
  35. The act of asking; an interrogatory; that which is asked; inquiry; dispute; doubt; examination; subject under discussion; a proposition stated by way of interrogation. Questional to the point in debate. Begging the question, assuming the point to be proved. In question, in debate. Out of the question, not to be thought of. Previous question, a motion that there be no question.
  36. To examine by interrogatories; to doubt of; to treat as doubtful.
  37. To ask a question or questions.
  38. An interrogatory; something proposed which is to be solved by answer; examination by torture; inquiry; doubt; subject of dispute or debate.
  39. To examine by questions; to interrogate; to doubt; to have no confidence in; to inquire.
  40. A call to speak to the point.
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Quotes of question

  1. You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening- this goes to the first question you asked- the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet. – Birch Bayh
  2. We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there. – Kevin Costner
  3. If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color. – Johnny Depp
  4. Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on. – John Dingell
  5. A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values? – William Greider
  6. The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false. – Thomas Huxley
  7. One doesn't become a soldier in a week- it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States. – Daniel Inouye
  8. It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question – Eugene Ionesco
  9. But back to your question it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith. – Joseph Jarman
  10. I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it's just a question of finding this. – Diana Wynne Jones
  11. In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of "the Haves" over the human rights of "the Have Nots" is inevitably called into serious question – David Korten
  12. There's no question in my mind that it was C. I. A. sanctioned, and most- many Latin American investigators have come to the same conclusion. Of course, we never heard about that in our country. – John Perkins
  13. Of course I'm not a racist, but I'm certainly right wing, there's no question about that. – Nigel Short
  14. I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together. – Parker Stevenson
  15. Well the least favourite question is the one that one's asked particularly about in Japan is what's the difference between theatre and cinema and I think, well, that's about eighty bucks. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Usage examples for question

  1. " That is no answer to my question – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  2. Who shall have it, is the question – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. Why don't you answer my question sir? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  4. It is not quite out of the question – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  5. What to do, that's the question – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  6. Why, what is the question then? – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  7. I'm afraid that's out of the question – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  8. It's not a question of money. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. " If it comes to that, I might ask you the same question – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. That's no fool question – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  11. But with a lady in the question there was nothing to be done. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  12. " I will put the question in another way, Mrs. Merrill," said she. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. I know there is another side to this question – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  14. The question is, what is to be done?" – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  15. The question When do you like it?" – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  16. After a moment, she asked, " Should you feel quite so easy if it were a question of that, Bromfield?" – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  17. You mean there was a question – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  18. I want to ask a question – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. " I must question the boy," thought Edward. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  20. She shook her head when I asked her a question and seemed as if she could not bear to talk. – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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