questioningly

[ kwes-chuh-ning ]SEE DEFINITION OF questioningly
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUESTIONINGLY

Eudora turned her serene face and regarded her questioningly.

Then he looked back eagerly and questioningly at the master.

Rotil stood looking about questioningly; he had not expected to see so many.

Lucy glanced at him questioningly, and thought she read what was in his mind.

He 317 stopped in front of her, and she looked at him questioningly when she saw his face.

Her eyes continue fixed on his face pleadingly, questioningly.

Maya subsided at once, and looked at Cassandra questioningly.

She glanced at Olivia questioningly, but she only nodded in answer.

"You love me," she repeated, not questioningly, but as one making statement of a fact.

He noticed that Brennan was also studying Gibson questioningly.

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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