Phrases with "questions"

However, he is not popular, as he seldom speaks to anyone and often takes no notice of questions asked him. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

G. K. Chesterton The policy of my brother, claiming to answer all questions himself, may have been wise or unwise; I myself had my doubts about its wisdom. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

I don’t mean as to the supposed personal reflections which it was intended to punish; that is a very small matter, and as compared with the other questions involved, of no consequence whatever. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu She would have been poking questions at him, and he would neither have divulged nor in anything have consulted her. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Benjamin Disraeli Why we are here, whence we come, whither we go — these are questions which man is organically framed and forced to ask himself, and that would not be the case if they could not be answered. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Jules Verne Aux questions que John adressa, on ne fit aucune réponse. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

H. G. Wells Yet upon these questions most people feel that something more is needed than the mood of the moment or the spin of a coin. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

We know that visitor and we almost know what his questions were, if not the answers of the good doctor. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells He talked to me of London in a tone of half-painful reminiscence, asking all kinds of questions about changes that had taken place. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

They sniffed, no doubt, that she had ‘been in trouble’— that is, had an illegitimate baby — and after probing her with their questions they got rid of her as quickly as possible. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

H.P. Lovecraft My mind was asking itself questions whose origin and relevancy I was only beginning to guess. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Walter Scott But you can put fishing questions in your turn, Captain, I see that — you would fain know how much, or how little, I am in all these secrets. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

E. F. Benson But, oddly enough, so it seemed to me, he was still not satisfied about something in connection with her, and would give no answer to my questions on the subject. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

G. K. Chesterton She tentatively asked questions of the other two brothers, but could get very little light on the situation. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Edith Wharton She asked no questions as to the future — she knew it was impossible to tell. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Guy de Maupassant She said nothing; she looked around abstractedly at my work and only answered ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ at random, to all the questions which he asked her. A Parricide (Un parricide) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle He’s armed and shoots quick and straight, with no questions asked. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

George Gissing A kind and thoughtful man, undoubtedly; but in his eye was no gleam of ambition, and it seemed doubtful whether he would care to trouble himself much about questions of public policy. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins I don’t wish to trouble you with any questions of sentiment. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry James Her only response was presently to say: “Why did you ask me so many questions that day?” “Because I always ask questions — it’s my nature and my business to ask them. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Henry James She asked fewer questions than before, and seemed to have lost heart for consulting guide-books and encyclopaedias. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

G. K. Chesterton His questions were blasting and devastating, like the questions of a child. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

H. G. Wells And a couple of these rare questions of his were fired that night at Colonel Bullace. “What’s all this about British Fascists?” asked Philip, out of the void. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

A. E. W. Mason He had said nothing which could reveal to Durrance his fear that to renew those questions was the object of his visit; and he was a little perplexed at the accuracy of Durrance’s conjecture. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

The fashion of the hair and the cut of the beard were state questions in France and England, from the establishment of Christianity until the fifteenth century. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am to do nothing which will make a laughing stock of the Department or which will evoke even questions from nations with whom we are upon friendly terms. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Sigmund Freud These questions remind me of the following incident: When I pay my morning visit at this house I am usually seized with a desire to clear my throat; the sputum falls on the stairs. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Now, there is another thing I wanted to ask you, Mr. Grossett. Remember, you needn’t answer these questions unless you like. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Oratory was at that time a living thing; the world had not quite come to measure its questions by geometry and the multiplication table. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Willa Cather In this book men ask themselves the questions they asked æons ago when they found themselves in an unconscious world. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Bronislaw Malinowski Besides the general question, “What is considered as the source of parental (maternal and paternal) kinship?” we may ask questions about the various other ideas connected with kinship. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Margaret Oliphant He asked no questions for the moment. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

George Meredith Incredulous, she listened till she was sure; and then glanced hurried questions at all eyes. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Charles Dickens I suspected he was making his own inquiries about dates, but I put no questions to him. Going into Society by Charles Dickens [1858]

George Meredith There was no sign of a house near; they were quite solitary; to all his questions she gave an unintelligible moan. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Abraham Merri Answer my questions truthfully and it may be that we shall return through that door. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Charles Stur In my instructions to that officer therefore, I directed him to pursue a general N.W. course, as the one most likely to determine the questions on the several points to which I called his attention. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Wilkie Collins I hesitate even in speaking to Laura. On this very morning I doubted, with my hand on the door, whether I should ask her the questions I had come to put, or not. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Meredith At the game of Chess it is the dishonour of our adversary when we are stale-mated: but in life, combatting the world, such a winning of the game questions our sentiments. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope But there arose questions as to expense. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Isabella Bird After tea I had quite a lively conversation with the Khan’s sister, who has been to Basrah, Baghdad, and Mecca. Besides the usual questions as to my age, dyeing my hair, painting my face, etc. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Ursula stood in front of the class, leading the children by questions to understand the structure and the meaning of the catkins. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson To-night, she was not sorry he asked no questions about the contentious conduct of the catchment board, as she was not very clear about it herself. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Edith Wharton After luncheon, as they sat over their coffee, she had again asked an immense number of questions and delivered herself of a remarkable variety of opinions. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling And in the “Lear” questions — they were all attracted by Edgar’s character — Stalky had dug up something about Aubrey on Tom-a-Bedlams from some unknown source. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Algernon Blackwood And those days worked their due effect upon me; they were filled with questions to which imagination sought the answers. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell Indeed, he refused to answer some questions — positively refused. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Richard Burton He sat down with dignity, answered diplomatically certain mysterious questions about the dames, and applied his blubber lips to a handsome mouthpiece of lemon-coloured amber. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

James Joyce Without waiting for his father’s questions he ran across the road and began to walk at breakneck speed down the hill. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Rudyard Kipling As a general rule, it is inexpedient to meddle with questions of State in a land where men are highly paid to work them out for you. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Wilkie Collins Whether unbridled curiosity, or ungovernable dread, dictated Miss Verinder’s questions I do not presume to inquire. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

There’s questions of space and questions of expense. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Algernon Blackwood In his own heart burned, however, a score of questions that beat against his soul for answers. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Tha’rt th’ worst wench for askin’ questions I’ve ever come across. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson The unfading boyishness of hope and its vigorous irrationality are nowhere better displayed than in questions of conduct. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

You remember old Mother Hubbard in our house at school? He’s a little solicitor somewhere in the City; he’ll throw the whole thing into legal shape for us, and ask no questions and tell no tales. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

But, to the surprise of every one, Mr. Orcutt, after a short consultation with the prisoner, rose and said he had no questions to put to the witness. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

With profound sagacity, inherent as it were in his great beard, he never took the trouble to put any questions to me and seemed certain that I had nothing to do with the ghastly sight. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Anthony Trollope It is in the handling of questions such as these that we have to look for the matter of the novelist — those moral lessons which he mixes up with his jam and his honey. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

And Dangerfield, just before mounting, popped into Cleary’s shop, and in his grim, laconic way, asked the proprietor, among his meal-bags and bacon, about fifty questions in less than five minutes. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins The first impression which the place produced on my mind suggested, on the contrary, that the boy’s answers to my questions had led me astray. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They had followed up words of ours on the science of optics, asked innocent questions about glasses and the like, and were aware of the defective eyesight so common among us. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

George Meredith My father had concocted the questions and prepared me for the responses, but the effect was striking, both upon his visitors and the landlady’s. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Edith Wharton She listened sympathetically, adjuring him not to let himself be overworked, and asking vague feminine questions about the routine of the office. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jules Verne Ces questions diverses exigent une réponse péremptoire. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

To Alice’s questions he replied briefly that he was preparing himself for the evening’s prayer-meeting. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Am I to have no answer?” “Some questions have no answers,” said Ruth, steadily, looking away from him. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Jane Austen You may ask questions which I shall not choose to answer. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

George Meredith The Squire caught her smaller companion in his arms, and sounded a kiss upon both her cheeks; then settled her in the saddle, and she went to answer some questions of the ladies. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Elizabeth Gaskell I have had a letter from him from Halifax.’ Immediately a shower of questions fell thick upon me. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Anthony Trollope Then they searched among his linen, clean and dirty, and asked questions of Mrs Bunce in audible whispers behind the door. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope As it was, Patience, finding that she could press her questions no further, was altogether in the dark. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

To her natural questions on this subject she received one unalterable reply: ‘You will know all in good time. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Edith Wharton To Odo’s surprise Fulvia received these innuendoes with baffling composure, parrying the questions she seemed to answer, and finally taking refuge in a plea for rest. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Sigmund Freud It is easy to establish relations of this sort, as the jocular questions and conundrums with which we amuse ourselves suffice to show. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins The questions and answers went swimmingly, and ended in nothing worth mentioning. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

G. K. Chesterton It is your own forefather, MacIan with the broken sword, bleeding without hope at Culloden. It is Charles refusing to answer the questions of the rebel court. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

He was a stranger to Laura; but not to her uncle, for one of the first questions he asked was, ‘How is your wife?’ ‘Lazier and more contrary than ever,’ was the unconventional reply. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

H. Rider Haggard There remained, when these questions were satisfactorily settled, two further important points for consideration, namely, that of arms and that of servants. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

George Borrow The driver, however, was by no means mournful, nor inclined to be silent long: he soon commenced asking me an infinity of questions as to whence I came and whither I was bound. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Virginia Woolf Our marriages, our friendships depend on it; our business largely depends on it; every day questions arise which can only be solved by its help. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

Where is he? Let me be conducted to him, and if he has any questions to put to me, I will answer him and to his satisfaction, I hope. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mrs. Wright certainly gave me the impression that she had no desire to keep anything back, and answered my questions quite frankly. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

I soon found they all apparently knew something about me, for they asked me a lot of questions about bush life. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

At present he was answering questions that did not matter though they had a purpose, but he doubted whether he would ever again speak out as long as he lived. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Rudyard Kipling Five and twenty ponies, Trotting through the Park — Brandy for the Parson, ’Baccy for the Clerk. Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Virginia Woolf She always had a hoard of questions to ask; she had not seen Eleanor since April. In four months questions accumulated. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Henry James He asked her questions about her travels, to some of which she was unable to reply, for she had forgotten the names of places, and the order of her father’s journey. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

There are certain questions which he prefers to ask himself, and it’s no good going over the same ground twice. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

G. K. Chesterton This story, therefore, can only end as any detective story should end, with its own particular questions answered and its own primary problem solved. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There were many questions raised over the despatches he had brought, which were full of vital interest to various members of the staff. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Gissing Would Bower come and pester him with fatuous questions and remarks? No; Bower turned away and reached his hat from the peg. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson There are two questions to be considered — the quality of what we buy, and the price we have to pay for it. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Maria Edgeworth Instead of looking at me with scorn, as one very nearly an idiot, he answered my questions with condescension; and sometimes was so good as to add, ‘That’s a sensible question, my lad. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells Sometimes he would ask questions that it puzzled even me to answer. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Anthony Trollope You are not a lawyer, Mr Thwaite, or you would be aware that there is nothing more difficult to decide than questions of legitimacy. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Louis Pasteur The settlement of this line however, we repeat again, no matter what it may be, has no serious bearing upon the questions that have been the subject of our researches. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

John Galsworthy He answered the questions put to him in a somewhat low, but distinct voice. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Ann Radcliffe She had sufficient recollection to repeat the questions she had asked the landlady, but they answered only that she must come with them, and that a chaise was waiting for her at the door. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George Gissing Unable to do so, he sat mute, replying to questions monosyllabically. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope After answering those questions from Mr Apjohn, he had spoken to no one, but still sat alone with a single candle burning on the table by his elbow. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

D. H. Lawrence The most important questions were discussed only among the chiefs. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells So I will run no risks by embarking upon questions of that sort. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Benjamin Disraeli It must be a mind free from prejudice, yet fairly informed on the great questions involved in the wealth of nations. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Sinclair Lewis Well, Leory, I suppose you and Martykins here have now ratiocinated all these questions of polo and, uh, Monte Carlo and so on. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

George Eliot On questions connected with religious liberty I would stop short at no measure that was not thorough. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Edith Wharton Her questions testified to a wholesome and comprehensive human curiosity, and her comments showed, like her face and her whole attitude, an odd mingling of precocious wisdom and disarming ignorance. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Anthony Trollope There had been questions of cutting timber and of leases, as to which the parson, acting on his son’s behalf, had opposed the Squire with much unnecessary bitterness and suspicion. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

H. G. Wells These questions he parodied or if they had not turned up for some years he revived them. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

So he ate his dinner with Mr. Wayman and his wife, and found himself asking all manner of questions about the singing-girl in the course of his hospitable entertainment. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

G. K. Chesterton It is a purely personal narrative that began in the first pages of this book; and I am answering at the end only the questions I asked at the beginning. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Wilkie Collins I disbelieved this at first — and very naturally, I think — but she persisted in the story, and answered all my questions by declaring that she could tell me nothing more. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Henry James It was a year since they had met, and there were many questions to ask and answer, many arrears of gossip to make up. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Edith Wharton When a girl’s as good-looking as that she’d better marry; then no questions are asked. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

G. K. Chesterton Asking questions is already the fashionable and aristocratic sport which has brought most of us into the bankruptcy court. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Washington Irving The public mind was agitated by the question of American taxation, and other questions of like irritating tendency. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Milady asked some questions about the carriage. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Robert Louis Stevenson This moderation put it in my mind to question him of the Red Fox and the Appin tenants; questions which, I thought, would seem natural enough in the mouth of one travelling to that country. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle We have several very vital questions to ask that young lady, and my mind will not be easy until we have seen her. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Marcel Prous Presque tous nos rêves répondent ainsi aux questions que nous nous posons par des affirmations complexes, des mises en scène à plusieurs personnages, mais qui n’ont pas de lendemain. Albertine disparue by Marcel Prous

Anthony Trollope And then other questions presented themselves to her, which were not so easily answered. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When the inspector has asked you any questions he wishes to I should like you to take me up to the spot where it happened. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Jules Verne I asked him no questions, but he guessed my thoughts, and answered of his own accord the questions which I was burning to address to him. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

He saw the man was staring hard at him, but he would not give him the satisfaction of refusing to answer any questions and so he did not speak himself. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

These questions Leona would parry to the best of her ability; and such as she was compelled to answer, she did as though she were indeed the person she represented herself to be. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Here is very good matter to be handled, if we are skilful; an abundance of important practical questions which it behoves us to understand. Lecture On The Times by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Abraham Merri He asked few questions as I spoke. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Leon Trotsky This disclosed itself in questions of his personal life, as well as of revolutionary policy. My Life by Leon Trotsky

What tales that man could tell a boy, and what questions a boy could ask him. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

William Morris But you hear how garrulous I am: ask me questions, ask me questions about anything, dear guest; since I must talk, make my talk profitable to you. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Perry and Dian and I were so full of questions that we fairly burst, but we had to contain ourselves for a while, since the battle with the rest of Hooja’s fleet had scarce commenced. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He asked me questions and I sat on a big footstool and talked to him about India and about the robin and gardens. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Now, Mrs. Hume for the few little questions I want to ask you. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

He was consequently very quick indeed, and wanted to answer all the hard questions put to the other boys. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Anthony Trollope Then there arose questions as to all the pretty furniture, and their household goods. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

I asked him no questions till our wedding day. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

M. R. James I asked no questions about the well, and am not likely to do so now. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

A. E. W. Mason Confusedly, recollections returned to Ricardo of questions put that afternoon by Hanaud to Joan Carew — subtle questions into which the name of Carmen Valeri was continually entering. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Sir Walter Scott When they had pursued their walk a short distance, Waverley renewed his questions about their host of the cavern. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The people’s questions are not his; their methods are not his; and against all the dictates of good nature he is driven to say he has no pleasure in them. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Rudyard Kipling He asked foolish questions — such as what we were doing in the village at all, and how much blackmail Woodhouse expected to make out of him. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Jules Verne His clerk, with the indifference which characterizes these legal folks, had taken his seat at the end of the table, his pen behind his ear, ready to record the questions and answers. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is no more wonderful proof of this than his opinions on questions of Scotch law, as given to Boswell and as used by the latter before the Scotch judges. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Andrew Lang The bride seemed full of interest in the houses, and asked a great many questions about them, so that her new relations liked her much better than they expected, and hoped they might be good friends. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

All sorts of questions have arisen relating to the peasantry, the law courts, economics, government contracts, morals and . An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

The examination of the Widow Chupin had been conducted with the greatest possible care by M. Segmuller, who was as skilful in managing his questions as a tried general in maneuvering his troops. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

G. K. Chesterton His questions are plain only in the same sense that he himself is plain—in the sense of being uncommonly ugly. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

H. G. Wells The issue was vague in my own mind; there were questions of fatherly influence and of eugenics to consider, and I had still to think them out. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle The questions of her counsel, however, soon put a very different light upon the matter, and disclosed an unexpected line of defence. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Driven by her queer uneasiness, she began to ask him questions, questions about his life in Whitehaven; he kept always a dark cloud over all his life away from her. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

You ask foolish questions about things unknown and things forbidden. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau First, the more grave and important the questions discussed, the nearer should the opinion that is to prevail approach unanimity. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

No police had come prying about and no men from the Health Authorities to ask any questions about him. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Sinclair Lewis Berthold himself talked only to Jinny, asking her questions in a manner that made her feel solid and original. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James Oh I’m a patriot!” The young man then could but have the greater tribute of questions to pay. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

G. K. Chesterton He often said he could not see the sense of things; and was deaf to the wistful questions of his friend Gahagan, about whether he might perhaps see the nonsense. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry James She was at bottom an excellent woman, but she wrote roy and foy like her husband, and the action of her mind was wholly restricted to questions of relationship and alliance. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Margaret Oliphant They stared at him, and whispered questions who he was. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

George Gissing She had not yet responded to his look, and only answered his questions in the briefest words; but her countenance was resolutely bright, and her beauty all that man could ask. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

And the belief in him obscures the real questions of vagrancy. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim The man’s impertinence was too small a thing to annoy him, but it prevented his asking several questions which he would like to have had answered. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

These questions were what might be expected from Mr. Fox in cross-examination. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Your coming here at all is insolence enough without your asking him questions about me. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Leon Trotsky This was all the more opportune since we had to pass from academic preliminaries to the concrete questions of a peace treaty. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins Fortunately for Mrs. Wragge, her husband was far too anxious for the promised expression of Magdalen’s decision to pay his customary attention to questions of cookery. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Margaret Oliphant But the widow was wise in her generation: she would not worry him with questions which it was very apparent beforehand that he did not mean to answer. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Bronislaw Malinowski These questions are also in close connection with the point mentioned below, touching the profession of an observer. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope Questions of wonder at what the world contained — of wonder as to what men thought and did; questions as to the inmost heart, and truth, and purpose of the person questioned. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The replies the man gave to the thousand questions that assailed him on all sides were remarkably intelligent and exact. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Sir Walter Scott The Earl then called his servant —“See this old man safe from the castle — let no one ask him any questions — and you, friend, begone, and forget the road that leads to my house. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Anthony Trollope I consider such questions as insults, and therefore I shall refuse to answer them. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

William Morris At last she said: “Thou hast told me much and answered all my questions wisely, and as my good Squire should, and that pleaseth me. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

He answered Gilbert Monckton’s questions about India and indigo-planting with an air of unwillingness that was almost insolent. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Leon Trotsky Or sometimes, through Svyerdlov, I would call an extraordinary meeting of the Politbureau to discuss important questions that I had brought with me from the front. My Life by Leon Trotsky

E. Phillips Oppenheim You’ve got me here, you say, to ask a few simple questions which you didn’t wish to ask at the inquest because you wanted them kept out of the papers. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Joiwind answered the questions he had not asked. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Wilkie Collins He had a host of questions to put to me about Mrs. Catherick, and the cause of her visit to Blackwater Park, which he could scarcely have asked in his friend’s presence. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells Steenhold wrenched his mind away from these questions and gave himself up to the railway problem. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

George Gissing Her questions even showed that she was at first in doubt as to the motives which had revived this project—a doubt galling to Miriam, because of its justification. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

The questions on which he chiefly exerted himself were the slave trade, commercial, legal, and parliamentary reform, and education, and in all of these he rendered signal service. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

We were at breakfast, answering Mr. and Mrs. Todhetley’s questions about the harvest home, when old Thomas came in, all sad and scared, to tell some news. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson Many such burning questions must arise in the course of nursery education. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ford Madox Ford Dunne, replacing him, had no German. The shifty, upright, thin, dark fellow with even unusually uneasy eyes, had answered questions readily enough. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Radclyffe Hall In her vast drawing-room so beautifully proportioned, Anna would sit with her pride sorely wounded, dreading the thinly veiled questions of her neighbours, dreading the ominous silence of her husband. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

All questions of character apart, the choice between the two men as suspects might almost be decided on that alone. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

There are several questions to which I demand answers. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Again no questions from Mr. Bates. So far, Tommy could have managed equally well without his help. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

George Meredith And, Harry, let me tell you: it may be nothing: if he questions you, do not take fire; just answer plainly: I’m sure you understand. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Jacques Futrelle You need not answer the questions if you don’t want to. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Anthony Trollope Could a man be honest in Parliament, and yet abandon all idea of independence? When he put such questions to Mr Monk he did not get a direct answer. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy To avoid the awkwardness of questions which could not be answered, all that had been told Jon was: “There’s a girl coming down with Val for the week-end. To Let by John Galsworthy

He kept his gaze fixed on the sufferer, and put some brief questions to Helene as she stood by the bedside. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Anna Katherine Green Quite convinced of this, and affected in spite of himself by her look of lofty patience, Mr. Gryce prefaced his questions with an apology — quite an unusual proceeding for him. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell When you come, you shall ask what questions you like on that point, and I will answer to the best of my stammering ability. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Isabella Bird In the algebra-room questions involving the most difficult calculation on the part of the pupils were answered sometimes even before the teacher had worked them out himself. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Virginia Woolf No one dined out without asking her partner certain questions and carefully noting his replies. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Edgar Allan Poe And again, and again, in secret communion with my own spirit, would I demand the questions “Who is he? — whence came he? — and what are his objects?” But no answer was there found. William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe

Walter Scott Use your own time in answering the questions that gentleman” (pointing to the counsel) “shall put to you. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

F. Scott Fitzgerald You can’t just fling questions at me. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Little notion had she of the broad gauge those questions would run upon. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]