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He resorted to familiar artifices for entangling one questioned.

It never seemed to occur to her that any of her rulings might be questioned.

This was the fashion of the day, though its utility, on the whole, may very well be questioned.

I was questioned, of course, but evaded any very close answers.

We were now questioned about our longitude, and whether we had a chronometer.

This time we were questioned about canvass, but got off by concealing the truth.

Ladies, you know, are never to be questioned about their likings and dislikings.

It has been questioned, however, whether in this instance he was not too submissive.

It was they who first questioned the petals of flowers for their lovers' loyalty.

Our very right to exist as a distinct society is questioned.

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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