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Query in a Sentence

Examples of query in a sentence

Query is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!

When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand query (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use query in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of query, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.

Below you will find the definition of query, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(noun) - an instance of questioning

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EXAMPLES - Query in a Sentence

  1. Note: Do not use rhetorical questions in query letters. (source)
  2. $query (string) Holds the query string that was passed to the (source)
  3. Because your query is totally orthogonal to the actual reason? (source)
  4. $result = mysql_query ($query) or die ( 'Error, query failed'); (source)
  5. It was all right, he said, in reply to a query from the steward. (source)
  6. We know a query is a crazy shit-ton of pressure, we know we know. (source)
  7. Next you plan out your query and assign it to the $query variable. (source)
  8. For example, on the Web, a customer who starts with the keyword query (source)
  9. The current issue of Poets & Writers prints a very pointed query from a reader: (source)
  10. $Vm = gwmi - namespace root irtualization - query $query - computername $HyperVServer (source)
  11. The keyword query should be mirrored in the ad copy and be relevant to the landing page. (source)
  12. {$query} - > {dbname} = $dbname; $querybase - > {$query} - > {query} = $query; $querybase - > (source)
  13. If your query is forgettable, the publisher will reject you without even looking at the sample. (source)
  14. Just because a keyword query isn't listed here doesn't mean it is not a good keyword to go after. (source)
  15. $result = $mysqli - > query ($query); if ($result) array_push ($arrNSE, $mysqli - > affected_rows); (source)
  16. Both users and search engines are looking for ads that match up with the keyword query that was conducted. (source)
  17. A query is a page-long business letter introducing your novel or comic book proposal to an editor or agent. (source)
  18. Perhaps, but at least one keyword query on Google Trends shows more sustained interest in Ayers than Keating. (source)
  19. The Enterprise Search did a great job with the new keyword query improvements and this will be a non-issue now. (source)
  20. $result = $db - > query ($query); if ($result) echo $db - > affected_rows. 'student inserted into the database.' (source)
  21. $Kvp = gwmi - namespace root irtualization - query $query - computername $HyperVServer Write-Host "Guest KVP information for" (source)
  22. A CBP officer ran a name query on Avila Orquiz and found he was a fugitive wanted for illegal firearms export conspiracy charges. (source)
  23. Here's a long-tail search example and the resultant SERP; notice how Google is providing prominent placement on this five-term query: (source)
  24. This morning he asks the title query, and goes on to tackle other light topics such as: human rights, torture, and being lied into war. (source)
  25. $result = mysql_query ($query) or die ( "Couldn't execute query"); while ($row = mysql_fetch_array ($result)) $indexx = $row [ "indexx"]; (source)
  26. Perhaps it's apocryphal, but one of the mothers claimed her young boy, sobbing in pain after the accident, asked the title query of this post. (source)
  27. SELECT * FROM tab1 WHERE (val1 = 10 AND val2 = 16) what is the value searched before in the database table tab1 if the query is coded like above? (source)
  28. Chittum of being a liberal whiner wallowing in white guilt for the title query to his post: "Can we expect schools to be integrated when our City is not?" (source)
  29. Websites that utilize pay per click ads will display an advertisement when a keyword query matches an advertiser's keyword list, or when a content site displays relevant content. (source)
  30. Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable suggests that it could have been derived from a pun on the word "query" written in a tradesman's ledger against the name of a dubious customer. (source)
  31. Xobni always let users do a word query search for people or keywords in e-mail. but finding e-mails that contain a single word or name leaves users with a lot of e-mail to sift through. (source)
  32. ''. $forum_user [ 'ident']. ' '': 'id ='. $forum_user [ 'id'] $result = $forum_db-query_build ($query) or error (__FILE__, __LINE__); list ($question_id) = $forum_db-fetch_row ($result); (source)
  33. Yes, there will be plenty of sales that you can track directly to a keyword query on a search engine, but the greatest majority of sales on most sites come from direct URL entry or bookmarks. (source)
  34. A simple question so i just post the code right away: my $con = Mysql - > connect ($host, "mysql", $admin, $adminpass); my $query = $con - > query ( "SELECT User FROM Db WHERE Db = '". $dbname. "' (source)
  35. Your query is a little sad, however, in that it displays a general lack of knowledge about the amenities available at Lakeside and Guadalajara (a modern metropolitan city with millions of residents). (source)
  36. Running a packet sniffer on the client shows that when the IP is used to connect to the server the server sends out 3 NBNS packets to do a name query of some sort, spaced 1.5 seconds apart. (source)
  37. So I have made a code looking like this: my $con = Mysql - > connect ($host, "mysql", $admin, $adminpass); if ($DISABLED eq "true") my $query = $con - > query ( "SELECT User FROM db WHERE Db = '". $dbname. "' (source)
  38. The phrasing in the query is always the same, as is the question from year to year, as is my answer: the Horn Book Magazine reprints the Medalist's acceptance speech and runs a profile of the winner in every July/August issue. (source)
  39. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration currently has five open defect investigations into Toyota products, including a recall query into unintended acceleration in a raft of Toyota models. (source)
  40. A query is a page-long letter used by a novelist or comic book author to interest an editor and convince him that the writing is promising enough that he should spend the time to look at the sample chapters (for a novel) or script (for a comic book). (source)
  41. Several interesting tendrils / directions here, David -- the one that intrigues me / has me puzzling the most is your using Turner's repetitive painting of sublimity as a test case for your title query: is compulsion a form of freedom or its opposite? (source)
  42. That simple query translates to an expression of the fight or flight responses for many people searching to broaden their skill sets and uncover ways to transform their careers in the face of the increasing unemployment rate and the loss of so many jobs. (source)
  43. Rendered in a labyrinthine and frequently unintelligible grammar, the truly awful query is often notable for its length, its torrid verbosity, and the mechanical specificity of its sex scenes, which tend to read like appliance-repair manuals in their exhaustive and emotionless depictions of moving parts. (source)
  44. You do this by sending the straight text through PHP either through a variable or through the mysql_query command directly, like this: $query = "SELECT * from TABLE"; $results = mysql_query ($query); You can also do it like this: $results = mysql_query ( "SELECT * from TABLE"); The results of your query are then put into a temporary array known as $results, which you'll learn more about later. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "query" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 15 synonyms for query.

concern, doubt, dubiety, inquiry, interrogation, interrogatory, mistrust, objection, problem, question, questioning, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty


We have 8 antonyms for query.

agreement, answer, belief, certainty, confidence, faith, reply, trust


Pronunciation: (kwîrˈē)

Syllabification: que-ry


View up to 25 definitions of query from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A question; an inquiry.
  2. (noun) A doubt in the mind; a mental reservation.
  3. (noun) A notation, usually a question mark, calling attention to an item in order to question its validity or accuracy.
  4. (verb-transitive) To express doubt or uncertainty about; question: query someone's motives.
  5. (verb-transitive) To put a question to (a person). See Synonyms at ask.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A question or inquiry.
  2. (noun) A question mark.
  3. (noun) A set of instructions passed to a database.
  4. (verb) To ask, inquire.
  5. (verb) To ask a question.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved.
  2. (noun) A question in the mind; a doubt.
  3. (noun) An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To ask questions; to make inquiry.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To have a doubt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) A question; an inquiry to be answered or resolved; specifically, a doubt or challenge, as of a written or printed statement, represented by the interrogation-point (?), or by an abbreviation, q., qy., or qu., or by both.
  2. (noun) Synonyms Inquiry, Interrogation, etc. See question.
  3. (None) To put a query; ask a question or questions; express doubt.
  4. (None) To mark with a query; express a desire to examine as to the truth of.
  5. (None) To seek by questioning; inquire or ask: as, to query the sum or amount; to query the motive or the fact.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) an instance of questioning
  2. (verb) pose a question