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Below you will find the definition of question, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
EXAMPLES - Question in a Sentence
- A strict answer to the title question is one year. (source)
- My answer to the title question of this post is no. (source)
- I think the chapter in question is the surgical team. (source)
- To answer the title question - even if it was rhetoric: (source)
- The obscenity in question is much more pointed and specific. (source)
- Dan Coleman asks the title question, "What's wrong with Wal-Mart?" (source)
- We need to answer the title question, together, openly, as a nation. (source)
- That boils down to to whether the fiction in question is entertaining. (source)
- If this doesn't nail the answer to the title question, I don't know what does. (source)
- A subtle question, a Very subtle question* Hiere was ho holding oi peace would serve. (source)
- It doesn't count when the president in question is George W.Bush. posted by John at 1: 09 PM (source)
- The main question is will the airline here in Mexico allow me to process and get on the plane. (source)
- CROWLEY: Obama says the experience question is code for, hasn't spent enough time in Washington. (source)
- The title question comes from an old friend in response to Quests and Questions -- A Path to Your Self. (source)
- Please answer the title question for YOU, not as an academic, theoretical discussion or a test in school. (source)
- Answer to the title question: for precisely the same reasons every member of the current administration has. (source)
- The zinger in question translates as "son of a b----," and was used by a worker against his boss during a January (source)
- The post in question is not especially important in the scheme of things, and has no particular relationship to Israel. (source)
- The unit in question is known as Alteon; it makes application switching and WAN optimization products for the data center. (source)
- - Tennessee Williams The title question comes from an old friend in response to Quests and Questions -- A Path to Your Self. (source)
- It helped, too, that the answer to the title question, spread over nearly 200 pages of breathless reminiscence, was: You bet. (source)
- One might respond to the title question by simply answering that Americans have chosen to enjoy more consumer goods than ever before. (source)
- So, to answer the title question: the 50 states all bear principal responsibility for the woeful immigration debacle in America today. (source)
- 'Some may raise this question,' he says, 'this _question_ rather than _objection_' -- [it is better that it should come in the form of a (source)
- The sport in question is tennis, but it hardly matters - start reading at the 2. 45pm mark, and keep an eye out for the names Isner and Mahut. (source)
- I'm not objecting to the negative reviews because they're negative, but because the reasoning of the "reviewers" in question is so ... questionable. (source)
- IANAL, but I think the shield in question is limited to the information, it's not a tort shield against folks hurt by Big Pharma's business practices. (source)
- And yes, she does answer the title question: Blondes are more rare in most cultures, and do get more sexual attention, partially because they stand out. (source)
- The book starts out with the title question, "What can you DO with a rebozo?" and then continues to answer the question of all of the ways you can use one. (source)
- IVAN SEMENIUK, NEW SCIENTIST MAGAZINE: All of these questions, including the title question, as you said, these all come from the readers of "New Scientist." (source)
- After a discussion among friends, I took the title question and posted it on Facebook / Twitter to open it up for discussion to everyone in my social media circle. (source)
- Uh, "more-or-less asked the question" isn't "asked the question" until you've *** asked the question*** why would someone answer the question you didn't (only almost) asked? (source)
- To answer the title question, yes your credit rating as a business or individual can make or break you and unfortunately, in many cases it may be completely out of your control. (source)
- The priest in question is Don Marco Cuneo, and the Solemn Mass was held in the parish church of S. Sebastianio in Imperio-Artallo on the Feast of St. Joseph, this past March 19th. (source)
- Such a claim would, after all, need to be backed up with sufficient evidence that the work in question is not in the public domain, and that the plush toys did not represent a non-infringing parody. (source)
- INNER JOIN @question q22 ON 1 = 1 So, one possible output for example would be 1010101010101010101010 where each odd numbered question was marked true, and each even numbered question was marked false. (source)
- FROM hussaini_users WHERE [question] = @question AND [answer] = @answer "; conn = new SqlConnection (" Data Source = SQLB23. webcontrolcenter.com; User ID = wbsd; Password = ***** "); cmd = new SqlCommand (cmdString, conn); cmd. (source)
- For instance, "Who Makes Your Money" strides into life with an ambling bass line as Daniel quietly explores the way people use each other before the title question echoes in like the conscience of a half-guilty trophy girlfriend. (source)
- Space Punk Starlet, are full of grandiose piano hooks and singer Marshall Galactic's slurred non sequiturs, like the title question of "How Do You Make Movies When You're Under the Sea" or his professed love for his "Technical Electronic Supersonic Robot (T.E.S.S.)" in two of the disc's strongest tracks. (source)
- When, in pursuing the catechetical exercise, a question is asked from an announcement, there is first a call upon the attention, and an exercise of mind upon the _question_ asked, the words of which must be translated by the pupil into their proper ideas, which accordingly he must both perceive and understand. (source)
- _They had heard all the arguments calling its existence in question_ which Lord Denman, Lord Cottenham, and Lord Campbell had heard; they were _in the daily and hourly administration of that branch of the law with reference to which the question arose_; they took ample time to consider the matter, and deliberately affirmed the existence of the rule, and the valid grounds on which it rested. (source)
- But in my Method the aim is _to repeat as much of the sentence as is possible informing the question and the whole of it in each reply_; and in _question and reply_ the _word_ that _constitutes the point of both_ is to be especially _emphasized_, and in this way _the mind is exercised on each word of the sentence twice_ (once in question and once in answer), and _each word of the sentence is emphasized in reference to the whole of the sentence_. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "question" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 15 synonyms for question.
Q and A, catechism, examination, inquest, inquiring, inquiry, inquisition, interrogation, interrogatory, investigation, poll, query, questioning, third degree, wringer
We have 5 antonyms for question.
agreement, answer, concord, harmony, reply
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of question from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An expression of inquiry that invites or calls for a reply.
- (noun) An interrogative sentence, phrase, or gesture.
- (noun) A subject or point open to controversy; an issue.
- (noun) A difficult matter; a problem: a question of ethics.
- (noun) A point or subject under discussion or consideration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.
- (noun) A subject or topic for consideration or investigation.
- (noun) An unknown.
- (noun) A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.
- (noun) A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry.
- (noun) Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt
- (noun) Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
- (noun) That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
- (noun) Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of interrogation; the putting of inquiries: as, to examine by question and answer.
- (noun) That which is asked; an inquiry; a query; the expression of a desire to know something indicated more or less definitely. ;
- (noun) Inquiry; disquisition; discussion.
- (noun) The subject or matter of examination or investigation; the theme of inquiry; a matter discussed or made the subject of disquisition.
- (noun) Dispute or subject of debate; a point of doubt or difficulty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
- (noun) uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
- (noun) a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
- (verb) pose a series of questions to
- (verb) place in doubt or express doubtful speculation