Phrases with "questions"

Anthony Trollope But Spooner was partly gratified, and partly incapable, and underwent a long course of questions about the Duke and the poisoning. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

M. R. James Of course no questions were asked on the subject, and if they had been, I am inclined to believe that we could not have made any answer: we seemed unable to speak about it. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

A. E. W. Mason Durrance, however, had apparently no questions to ask. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Jules Verne Pendant ce temps, je l’accablai de questions auxquelles il s’empressa de répondre. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

H. G. Wells She asked incredulous questions which my father dealt with in an oracular manner. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

I am convinced of that!” “God bless my soul, you don’t mean to say so,” said the astonished detective, and asked the same questions Jim had put to the dying man. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Anthony Trollope I am very anxious not to speak harsh words of the Americans; but when questions arise as to pecuniary arrangements, I find myself forced to acknowledge that great precaution is at any rate necessary. North America by Anthony Trollope

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

H. G. Wells Azuma-zi, answering or misunderstanding the questions of the people who had by authority or impudence come into the shed, was presently sent back to the stoke-hole by the scientific manager. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Henry Handel Richardson It was now her turn to be curious, and one of the first questions she put related to the dark girl he had been with at the theatre. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

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

Jules Verne Peut-être celui-ci se figurait-il déjà qu’on allait faire bon accueil à sa proposition, très acceptable d’ailleurs, et qui sauvegardait toutes les questions d’amour-propre. Kéreban le Tétu by Jules Verne [1883]

Wilkie Collins But I have some questions to ask, which no person but you can answer. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

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 After the first series of questions and answers Lucy was allowed to go up to her room, and on her return to the drawing-room found the Countess still sitting upright in her chair. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Two questions agitated it: the first referring to the propriety of celebrating the opening season by a public ball, and the second to the expediency of admitting novels into the library. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

In de ole days when you come down hoppin’, you kipped in a stable an’ dere was no questions asked. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Thomas Hobbes And this is incident to none but those that converse in questions of matters incomprehensible, as the Schoolmen; or in questions of abstruse philosophy. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Radclyffe Hall Love was simply like that; it just followed its impulse and asked no questions — it was beautifully simple. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells And it is possible to maintain that in perhaps quite a great number of ethical, social, and political questions there is no absolute “truth” at all — at least for finite beings. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Gissing Doubtless Jane reflected on these things; it was her grandfather’s purpose to lead her to such reflection, without himself dogmatising on questions which from his own point of view were unimportant. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Sir Walter Scott His answers to the necessary questions which were occasionally put to him, were brief, harsh, and almost fierce. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

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]

Thomas Wolfe It’s love and let love wit’ ’em, no questions ast an’ the divil take the hindmost, so long as ye do it in yer leisure hours. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Sigmund Freud For some time Dora herself had been raising a number of questions about the connection between some of her actions and the motives which presumably underlay them. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Do not trouble him with questions on the subject: it will disturb him, for no good. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

In all this time nobody had cared to ask any questions about the will. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

H.P. Lovecraft In a moment of fantastic whim I whispered questions to the reddening ears; questions of other worlds of which the memory might still be present. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Anthony Trollope So he, also, refused to answer the questions of Mr. Chaffanbrass, saying that he might possibly damage himself should he do so. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells I had silenced all the voices, I had answered all the questions — I had come to her. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Florence Dixie In reply to my questions it appeared that he was camping with some Indians on the other side of the lake. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

He asked me a number of questions and everything seemed to be going well. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

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

Virginia Woolf But Edward was too formed and idiosyncratic; too black and white and linear, with his head tilted up on the back of his chair, to ask him questions easily. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

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]

George Meredith It gave a heave to the old passion; but stirred no new one; he had himself in hand now, and he shut himself up when the questions bred of amazement buzzed and threatened to storm. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Wilkie Collins It was another two months or more before the doctor thought it safe to answer the questions I asked him. Blow Up with the Brig! by Wilkie Collins [1859]

And thus occurred this singular inversion of positions—the greatest of Greek orators was obliged to treat these Catholic questions as mere Athenian questions of business. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Virginia Woolf These are the questions that I want with greater boldness than discretion to discuss to-night. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

Wilkie Collins The doctor has put two very strange questions to me. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

They always took their pleasures in one of these places, where they resolved all questions of whatsoever had been done, was done, or should be done in the world, from the beginning to the end thereof. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

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

However, as the discovery of the criminal would assuredly lead to the regaining of that precious Peruvian relic, he curbed his wrath and answered the Coroner’s questions in a fairly amiable fashion. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

H.P. Lovecraft In reply to questions Hart said he though the escaping truck had headed up Rochambeau Avenue, though he could not be sure. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Failing this, Mrs. Octagon, through Basil, gave that photograph to Maraquito in the hope that Juliet would ask questions of me —” “And if she had asked questions?” asked Jennings quickly. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

And he imagined himself whispering mysteriously his answers up the wall to the obvious questions — Ami — Bolt — Ouvrez-moi — vive le roi — or things of that sort. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Sigmund Freud Like so many other questions to which we find investigators returning again and again without success, this question is not adequately framed. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

We had heard nothing of him for weeks, so I had a good many questions to ask. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Just tell them to keep quiet and not get asking questions — that’s the proper way with children. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Andrew Lang When people asked questions as to whence all the new Shakespeare manuscripts came, he said they were presented to him by a gentleman who wished to remain anonymous. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Anthony Hope All this time we had asked no questions of the surgeon, and he had given no information. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Arthur Conan Doyle My knowledge on these subjects may be second only to your own, but I certainly shall not answer questions which have been put in so offensive a way. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau But I feel my heart protesting and restraining my pen; let us leave these questions to the just man who has never offended, and would himself stand in no need of pardon. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Edmund Burke If it were not for this, all the questions of exact equality, and these balances, never to be settled, of individual rights, population, and contribution, would be wholly useless. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Maria Edgeworth Now answer me, was there any quarrel between you? and what cause of offence did you give?” “Excuse me, sir — those are questions which I cannot answer. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Leon Trotsky I have decided to start with a criticism of the draft of the programme in connection with all the questions on which we are opposed to the official leaders. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Here let the reader understand that, throughout the “Iliad,” all speeches or commands, questions or answers, are introduced by Homer under some peculiar formula. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Benjamin Disraeli When they asked their pretty questions and made their sparkling remarks, roses seemed to drop from their lips, and sometimes diamonds. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Algernon Blackwood Up rose at once the great unanswerable questions that, lying ever at the back of daily life, the majority find it most comfortable to leave undisturbed but rose in red ink or italics. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Sinclair Lewis Ask him any questions you want to. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Jonathan Swif I asked him, Was there any more to be settled between us in my affair? He said, No; and answered my questions just as Tooke had got them from others; so I hope I am safe. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Mark Twain He says: “Why, what can you mean, my boy?” I says, “Don’t you ask me no questions about it, please. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

He shirked answering questions concerning the number of his tribe. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Leon Trotsky To-day, I do not remember either the questions or the answers; they were distinguished only by their triteness. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Beginners always set too difficult questions — partly because they are afraid of being suspected of ignorance if they set easy ones, and partly from not understanding their business. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

When the Cabinet met, the Prime Minister, filled with his beatific vision, would open the proceedings by reading aloud the letters which he had received from the Queen upon the questions of the hour. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne Aux questions de ses camarades sur les habitants de Viti–Levou, sur leurs coutumes, leurs pratiques, le deuxième violon a toujours quelque réponse instructive. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Sinclair Lewis Couple o’ questions I’m worried about. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

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 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]

No one in her own family had asked her questions about those days. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is my business to know how to ask people questions in such a way that if they do not speak the truth their words give some indication of it. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

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

Ann Radcliffe At length seating himself, and surveying madame with a scrutinizing eye, he asked some questions concerning the particulars of Vincent’s death. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Frances Hodgson Burnett A scrawny buttermilk-faced young besom, allus askin’ questions an’ pokin’ tha’ nose where it wasna’ wanted. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Zadok could not be found; he was wanted by the district attorney, who wished to put some questions to him. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Edgar Rice Burroughs And always do these awful questions harass me when I think of David Innes and his strange adventures. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

D. H. Lawrence She answered their questions simply, but did not talk. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang The king welcomed the girls eagerly, and asked them all manner of questions about the tree, but as they had never even heard of its existence, they could tell him nothing. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Meanwhile, I gathered from the housekeeper’s rambling answers to questions put to her by the steward, as I moved on, glancing at the pictures, that Margrave’s visit that day was not his first. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

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]

Edith Wharton He did not harangue him, but put a series of questions and helped Vance to answer them, so that even when Frenside was talking Vance seemed to be listening to himself. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Presently he heard her voice: “I am willing to answer any questions you may choose to put to me here; but I cannot consent to shut myself in with you in that small study; I should suffocate. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He put roundabout questions to Dave and Teddy with the aim of discovering what they felt about it. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Anthony Trollope And, singular to say, no questions were asked. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

T. E. Lawrence His life in Constantinople and in the Turkish Parliament had made him familiar with European questions and manners. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

John Galsworthy His questions were familiar, and with each answer her confidence increased, her voice sounded clear and pleasant in her ears. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Maria Edgeworth No questions were asked, and no reasons for her dismissal assigned, except that Lady Delacour had no farther occasion for her services. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

E. Phillips Oppenheim The questions for consideration then, are these, although you have indeed already answered them. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Edith Wharton Isn’t it rather absurd to talk of her as if she were? I believe she considers herself free to come and go as she pleases, without any questions from anyone. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Henry James The cleverest men in Paris talk over her work with her; the principal authors of plays discuss with her subjects and characters and questions of treatment. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

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]

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

We had prepared questions which were to be proposed to him, and according to the answers he gave so were we to act. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Virginia Woolf Surely Meredith lacks the human note one likes in W. W.?” she concluded, and went on to discuss some questions of English literature which Miss Allan had raised in her last letter. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

In lower tones the doctor put his questions when he had arrived in his patient’s room, and his manner became stern, and his measures prompt, and it was plain that he was very much alarmed. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Benjamin Disraeli What misery awaited them now? Why were they watchers of the night? She shuddered when these dreadful questions flitted through her mind. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Alfred Ainger One of the first questions he asked me was, whether they made puns in Italy. I said ‘Yes, now Hunt is there. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Arnold Bennett I have one or two more questions to put to you. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Arnold Bennett On all other questions the harmony between Janet and her mother was complete, and Mrs Orgreave undoubtedly considered that no mother had ever had a daughter who combined so many virtues and charms. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Henry James She put forth one timid conversational venture after another, and asked Rowland a number of questions about himself, his age, his family, his occupations, his tastes, his religious opinions. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Edith Wharton His way of answering such questions was always to pull out his face; it was his only means of putting any expression into it. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

The medium might, by means of biological rapport with my mind, have gone so far as to read my questions and reply to them coherently. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

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

James Joyce I answered few questions in class. Dubliners by James Joyce

In truth, I will not, Wolfhart, that ye ask these questions of them. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

He saw me twice a day, and glowered and glunched at me, like an old-fashioned minister at the catechising, and asked me questions — he’s one that would speir a whelk out of its shell. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Henry Handel Richardson Both knew this, and after a few polite questions about her future plans and studies, Maurice rose to take his leave. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

If I should be asked any questions I was to trust to my mother wit to answer them satisfactorily. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Anthony Trollope How could we not be different? And as we are different, so of course there will be questions and wonderings, and that sifting and searching which always at last finds out the facts. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy That he had looked up from a letter to ask his questions completely shut out from Farfrae’s mind all vision of Lucetta as the culprit. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

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]

William Makepeace Thackeray Many questions were likewise asked about the dowager and her Scotch relatives, the Plumduffs, about whom Lady Pash knew a great deal, having seen them at Court and at Lord Melville’s. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

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]

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

First he posed his pupils with questions and then dictated model replies. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Still, selling where no questions were asked you’d be lucky if you got £70. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

He had made up his mind to trust her fully, and, indeed, from the questions he was intending to ask her, he had very little choice. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

We’ve hundreds of things to say to each other, and heaps of questions to ask, haven’t we? And, by Jove, we must look sharp about it too, for in a few minutes Nikola will be here. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

G. K. Chesterton She naturally asked questions about the popular political riddle of The Word, and generally, as Mr. Edmund Burke would say, about the cause of the present discontents. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

He was full of questions about our small woodland birds, which were mostly new to him, and to which Peter John was introducing him. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Gissing Mental suffering had made Glazzard worse than impolite; his familiar tone of authority on questions of art had become too frankly contemptuous. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

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]

John Ruskin Two curious economical questions arise laterally with respect to this branch of law, namely, the cost of crime, and the cost of judgment. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Virginia Woolf At this I plucked up heart, and a crowd of questions that have been pressing to be asked rushed to my lips saying: “Here is our chance. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Jules Verne Au courant de la difficulté, la foule, très soulevée par ces questions de préséance, a envahi le jardin. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

He had spoken in the morning of questions that he would ask. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope No questions were asked, and no explanations expected. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She talked of questions such as international copyright, was anxious to get an insight into the practical conduct of journals and magazines, liked to know who ‘read’ for the publishing-houses. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

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]

His questions were briefer, and he was less communicative than usual when he was going. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The past had bequeathed some questions which, awkwardly handled, might cause explosions elsewhere, and it was well to know the character of those who had the key to the powder magazine. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Maria Edgeworth Lady Delacour waited not for any reply to the various questions which, in the hurry of her mind, she had asked; but, passing swiftly by Marriott, she threw open the door of her dressing-room. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

He asked no questions about his stepdaughter’s companion; but he was not the less surprised to see this beautiful high-bred woman content to sit at his board as an unsalaried dependent. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Wilkie Collins The deference to his mother implied in Mercy’s questions gently flattered his self-esteem. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

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

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

Their questions made a small hubbub. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope But, as I was saying, I am quite satisfied your conduct will be good, and, therefore, I have no questions to ask. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo He who holds his peace before the questions of the judge is in fact a liar and a parricide. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Algernon Blackwood The standards of modern conduct, so strong about me, prevented the comments or questions that I longed to utter. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Virginia Woolf The questions that we have to ask and to answer about that procession during this moment of transition are so important that they may well change the lives of all men and women for ever. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

She could think a multitude of questions she never ventured to put; give advice in her mind which her tongue never delivered. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Did you ever ask any questions about the money you won at German gaming-tables. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins But, to the astonishment of every one, he positively refuses to answer any questions as to the circumstances under which his frightful injuries were inflicted. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Larose asked no questions of any one, but noting some very beautiful blooms with the ticket above them, ‘Open class. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Theodore Dreiser No questions were asked and no service rendered. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

On the one hand he did not want Larose to ask him any awkward questions about Professor Bannister and yet, on the other, he wanted to find out how it was Larose was now daring to appear in town again. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Maria Edgeworth The turns of his mind, and the questions he asked, were sometimes utterly unexpected. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Virginia Woolf Now you the uneducated, you with an untrained mind, could not possibly deal with such questions satisfactorily. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

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

Virginia Woolf Drop, drop, drop, out her questions came. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Perdita’s questions had ceased; she leaned on my arm, panting with emotions too acute for tears — our men pulled alongside the other boat. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins Don’t you see that for yourself? And, look here! there may be questions asked at the inquest. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope I ought to ask no questions of the kind when your brother proposes to do me so much honour. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Now that we were fairly proficient in their language, had read a lot about their history, and had given them the general outlines of ours, they were able to press their questions closer. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

James Joyce As he sat in his bench gazing calmly at the rector’s shrewd harsh face, his mind wound itself in and out of the curious questions proposed to it. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

A. E. W. Mason He had many questions in his mind, but he did not ask a single one of them. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein was soon at her ease, the lecture went off very well, the men afterwards asked a great many questions and were very enthusiastic. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

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]

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]

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 Indeed, he gave his uncle to understand that he regarded his questions as impertinent, and at last declared his intention of not coming to the Hall any more for the present. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

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

Sinclair Lewis When he learnedly answered Biddy’s questions and explained to her that God wants us to go to Sunday School (up to and including age eighteen), he could hear Belfreda’s tiny jeer. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy The House of Commons questions were damaging. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope At his aunt’s instigation he rode about the property and asked questions as to the tenants. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope She paused, hoping that questions might be asked her which she could answer by easy monosyllables, but not a word was uttered to help. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

He arranged his questions in his mind — six of them: 1. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

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

Isabella Bird Here I was assailed with a host of questions as to my country, objects in travelling, &c. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Mr. Grahame’s refusal to answer your questions about his whereabouts on the day of the murder has condemned him in the minds of his fellow-townsmen. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Edith Wharton And, if Weston didn’t mind, there were just a few more questions he’d like to put. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Henry James More and more magnificent now in her blameless egoism, Maggie asked no questions of her, and thus only signified the greatness of the opportunity she gave her. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

He read very quickly, all at a stretch, without paying the least attention to either full stops or commas, questions or replies; but went on reading as long as his breath lasted. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell There was an inclination in him to reason, especially and principally with Mr Benson, on the great questions of ethics which the majority of the world have settled long ago. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

My three belles interrupted me perpetually with little silly questions and uncalled-for remarks, to some of which I made no answer, and to others replied very quietly and briefly. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Anthony Trollope If I am contented, why should you complain?” “Oh, I don’t complain,” said Augusta. Then questions were asked as to the future; questions to which Lady Fawn had a right to demand an answer. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

He was very curious respecting Boston (as they called the United States), asking many questions about the houses, the people, &c. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

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]

Wilkie Collins His brother assisted him to ascend the stairs to his room, and asked him some questions about his affairs. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

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]

Anthony Trollope It shall be so, if I decide on answering any questions in your House on a matter so purely personal to myself. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He talked vaguely, answered my questions crookedly, wandered into general questions. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

James Anthony Froude No doubts or questions had yet risen about the Bible’s nature or origin. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Anthony Trollope Catiline was sitting there himself in the Senate, and the questions were for the most part addressed to him. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Francis Bacon But let his questions not be troublesome; for that is fit for a poser. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

The man I love will but rank as the friend I most value, and my other friends will ask no questions so long as you are silent, and do not seek to disgrace me. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Aux questions de M. Seurel, il répondit que lui aussi était parti à la recherche des écoliers buissonniers. Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier [1913]

Sir Walter Scott A sigh escaped, but it was scarce audible; and the questions which she asked the knight concerning his state of health were put in the tone of calm friendship. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Henry Handel Richardson The chance of saving so-and-so many shillings per week was too good to miss; and she asked methodical questions on weights and measurements. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins While his brother and I had been hanging spell-bound over the surgeon’s questions and the patient’s answers, he must have stolen silently out of the room. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Thomas Hardy To her surprise he was asking questions in quite a learner’s manner, on subjects connected with the flowers and shrubs that she had known for years. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

He came up asking all manner of questions about you—whether you’d been here till a’most midnight yesterday, and what you’d stayed so late for, and—and all about it. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Henry James The main question as yet was of what it was a way TO. It made vulgar questions no more easy; but that was unimportant when all questions save those of his own asking had dropped. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Wilkie Collins I come here to ask plain questions honestly, and I insist, as my right, on receiving answers in the same spirit. The Twin Sisters by Wilkie Collins [1851]

Anthony Trollope If she had questions to ask he would answer them. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

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

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald I saw that turbulent emotions possessed her, so I asked what I thought would be some sedative questions about her little girl. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald