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That he richly deserves the honors that have come to him, is beyond question.

I was as convinced of my safety as I am even now—when it's beyond question.

"It is some great nobleman, beyond question," said one of the townspeople.

It is beyond question that they are not only new to us but new to Mars!

Everything her father did inspired her with reverence and was beyond question.

Mr. Wells is beyond question the most plausible romancer of the time.

Beyond question, the moment had come for something definite, he could not say precisely what.

That it stood, however, on the right of the line is beyond question.

She was, beyond question, the most charming girl in the world!

The fruit that went into the sack was beyond question the best in the wagon.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "philosophical or theological problem;" early 14c. as "utterance meant to elicit an answer or discussion," also as "a difficulty, a doubt," from Anglo-French questiun, Old French question "question, difficulty, problem; legal inquest, interrogation, torture," from Latin quaestionem (nominative quaestio) "a seeking, a questioning, inquiry, examining, judicial investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)).

No question "undoubtedly" is from mid-15c; no questions asked "accountability not required" is from 1879 (especially in newspaper advertisements seeking the return of something lost or stolen). Question mark is from 1849, sometimes also question stop (1862); figurative use is from 1869. To be out of the question (c.1700) is to be not pertinent to the subject, hence "not to be considered."

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