I didn't ask about his family tree.
I didn't ask him that.
You must ask him about every small thing?
I just wanted to ask you a question.
You can ask that?
Oh, I was going to ask you.
"Your excellency," said Rostov, "may I ask a favor?"
I just wanted to ask him something.
It was a question she'd have to ask Cade.
In the background she heard Alex ask him who he was talking to.
I've got to ask a question; are we from the same planet?
He began to ask about his enemies who had been hunting him.
I didn't ask that.
There was no need to ask who.
It was like Mom not to ask for help.
I only ask that you do as much good for as many people for as long as you can.
Lydian time, they were to ask their respective oracle a question: "What is King Croesus doing right now?"
I was too excited to notice anything, too frightened to ask questions.
That's when I decided to ask you to marry me.
If Alex needed help, he wouldn't ask her for it.
I'll ask him for the phone number.
"Mr. Jefferson," he said, "I have come to ask your pardon.
She wanted to ask him how long he would stay at the ranch, but she couldn't think of a way to word the question that didn't sound insensitive.
Did he ask you out?
Just because he doesn't ask for or want your help, doesn't mean he doesn't need it.
Why would she hide him from me all this time and suddenly ask for a fortune?
I never instructed him to ask you anything.
Allen came here to ask me questions about you.
Did it ever occur to you to ask what I thought about this?
People gathered around them to ask questions.
I just know I'll burst into tears or not know how to answer if they ask questions.
We'd have to pay seven rubles a cartload to Dorogobuzh and I tell them they're not Christians to ask it!
In the background she heard Alex ask him who he was talking to.
He's always been secretive, and whenever I ask him, he just tells me it's something I don't want to be involved in.
I don't know why she didn't ask for it before - or why she didn't tell me about the baby.
Occasionally Howard would ask her questions, but mostly he and Connie handled the plans by themselves.
Ask Len to go with you.
She hesitated, wanting to find a way home, but not wanting to ask any more favors of him.
I hate to ask you for another favor, but I wonder if I could pay you to drive me home.
The topic on Sesame Street was professions, which was the perfect opportunity for Lisa to ask her what Giddon did to earn a living.
Today while she was in town, she'd ask Connie if she knew what it was.
Here, why don't you sit down on this chair while I look you over and ask a few questions.
All right, I'll ask for a break.
I tried to ask you more than once, but someone was always interrupting and throwing a new kink in my plans.
If you were trying to ask me to marry you, why did you act that way after we...
I told him he wouldn't be involved and I'd only ask general questions but he's adamant.
He keeps saying we're harassing his client if we even ask questions.
That's not something I can ask my mother, for god's sake!
Let me ask you something else, Miss Reagan.
Perhaps I'll call on this gentleman and ask him as I dally in Ohio.
Then one of the fishermen said, "Let us ask the governor about it and do as he shall bid us."
So the governor sent a messenger to Delphi to ask the oracle what should be done with the tripod.
The reason for this is what I call "The You Don't Know What to Ask Problem."
You could ask it, "What is the number of presidents of the United States born on Friday who have older sisters, multiplied by the number of wars lost by Bolivia?" and it could instantly give you an answer.
A day later, the system will ask, "Hey, what did you think of Tommaso's?"
Or perhaps the system won't ask you.
Then you ask the computer for any other statistical anomalies between these two populations.
I did not ask the American Medical Association their opinion of this arrangement.
The house will need scheduled maintenance but will remember when and will ask you for permission.
If you ask it to run your bath, it knows you like the water at 104 degrees.
I ask the reader to resist the urge to pigeonhole me until the end of the section.
At times, it may be best to just enjoy the meal and not ask too many questions.
We will see how this might come to pass—but first, let's ask whether it must.
It was a way for that generation to ask, Why is there war?
Some argue, Be careful what you ask for.
As we approached the end of the flawless narrative, one of us would invariably ask sardonically (but never sarcastically), "What could possibly go wrong?"
Those are passages of which one would ask for more.
I am glad also to know, from the questions which you ask me, what you are thinking about.
And if anybody asks you, or if you ask yourself what God is, answer, "God is Love."
I tell everybody the time when they ask me.
If you do come, you will want to ask the kind people of Boston to help brighten Tommy's whole life.
Teacher said yesterday, that perhaps Mrs. Spaulding would be willing to let us have her beautiful house, and [I] thought I would ask you about it.
I will ask Dr. Hale to lend me the letter, so that I can make a copy of it for you.
Why did you ask me?
I told her to ask her father, and she said, "No--mother."
Indeed, I feel as if I had never seen anything until now, Helen finds so much to ask about along the way.
If it was natural for Helen to ask such questions, it was my duty to answer them.
Ask him to let you see it.
I HAVE TRIED FROM THE BEGINNING TO TALK NATURALLY TO HELEN AND TO TEACH HER TO TELL ME ONLY THINGS THAT INTEREST HER AND ASK QUESTIONS ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF FINDING OUT WHAT SHE WANTS TO KNOW.
One of the ministers wished me to ask Helen, "What do ministers do?"
Children ask profound questions, but they often receive shallow answers, or, to speak more correctly, they are quieted by such answers.
When she referred to our conversation again, it was to ask, "Why did not Jesus go away, so that His enemies could not find Him?"
New experiences and events call forth new ideas and stir men to ask questions unthought of before, and seek a definite answer in the depths of human knowledge.
What would happen, I ask many and many a time.
It may be vain to ask why the imagination will not be reconciled to flesh and fat.
Prince Vasili knew this, and having once realized that if he asked on behalf of all who begged of him, he would soon be unable to ask for himself, he became chary of using his influence.
"I should like," said the vicomte, "to ask how monsieur explains the 18th Brumaire; was not that an imposture?
I have long wanted to ask you, Andrew, why you have changed so to me?
Ask her in," she said to the footman in a sad voice, as if saying: "Very well, finish me off."
In another four years... then I will ask for your hand.
They ask him to dinner.
Ask the count to come to me.
From time to time he went out to ask: "Hasn't she come yet?"
*(4) I just ask you that.
"You won't ask," Natasha's little brother was saying; "I know you won't ask!"
Mamma told me to ask you to join the dancers.
"Perhaps the count did not ask for me," said Pierre when he reached the landing.
I myself will go and ask him, I!... does that satisfy you?
Andrew..." she said timidly after a moment's silence, "I have a great favor to ask of you."
"I also wanted to ask you," continued Prince Andrew, "if I'm killed and if I have a son, do not let him be taken away from you--as I said yesterday... let him grow up with you....
"One thing I ask of your excellency," Dolokhov said in his firm, ringing, deliberate voice.
I ask an opportunity to atone for my fault and prove my devotion to His Majesty the Emperor and to Russia!
I only came round to ask Denisov about yesterday's order.
Ask Denisov whether it is not out of the question for a cadet to demand satisfaction of his regimental commander?
"It is now my turn to ask you 'why?' mon cher," said Bolkonski.
That is what I ask you.
I was going to ask you.
Besides, he had no time to ask himself whether these people were sincere or not.
Prince Vasili had brought his son with the evident intention of proposing, and today or tomorrow he would probably ask for an answer.
I will ask her tomorrow in your presence; if she is willing, then he can stay on.
And I ask you!
If he is not rich I will give her the means; I will ask my father and Andrew.
Boris inquired what news there might be on the staff, and what, without indiscretion, one might ask about our plans.
Berg took the opportunity to ask, with great politeness, whether, as was rumored, the allowance of forage money to captains of companies would be doubled.
I only wanted to ask because I fear the Guards won't be in action, he added as if in apology.
He would say a lot of pleasant things, ask you to dinner" ("That would not be bad as regards the unwritten code," thought Boris), "but nothing more would come of it.
If he weren't afraid of a battle why did he ask for that interview?
I'll ask leave to go to the front, this may be my only chance of seeing the Emperor.
I'll take another turn and when I get back I'll go to the general and ask him.
May I ask to be attached to the first squadron?
On the day of battle the soldiers excitedly try to get beyond the interests of their regiment, they listen intently, look about, and eagerly ask concerning what is going on around them.
Prince Andrew, who was a little behind looking at them, turned to an adjutant to ask him for a field glass.
They hardly gave one another time to ask questions and give replies concerning a thousand little matters which could not interest anyone but themselves.
"That's it, that's it!" exclaimed the count, and gaily seizing his son by both hands, he cried, "Now I've got you, so take the sleigh and pair at once, and go to Bezukhov's, and tell him 'Count Ilya has sent you to ask for strawberries and fresh pineapples.'
But just at moments when such thoughts occurred to him, he would ask in a particularly calm and absent-minded way, which inspired the respect of the onlookers, Will it be long?
She did not venture to ask any questions, and shut the door again, now sitting down in her easy chair, now taking her prayer book, now kneeling before the icon stand.
The old prince, stepping on his heels, paced up and down his study and sent Tikhon to ask Mary Bogdanovna what news.--"Say only that 'the prince told me to ask,' and come and tell me her answer."
To say "tomorrow" and keep up a dignified tone was not difficult, but to go home alone, see his sisters, brother, mother, and father, confess and ask for money he had no right to after giving his word of honor, was terrible.
I come to ask you what to do, and you call it 'nonsense!'
"I make bold to ask your excellency to move a little for this gentleman," said the postmaster, entering the room followed by another traveler, also detained for lack of horses.
"Allow me to ask," he said, "are you a Mason?"
Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
In token of generosity I ask you to give me all your valuables.
"And now, in token of candor, I ask you to reveal to me your chief passion," said the latter.
Prince, I did not ask you here.
Twice the marauders even attack our headquarters, and the commander-in-chief has to ask for a battalion to disperse them.
"Ask him to wait," and the sound was heard of a chair being pushed back.
"Let me ask her," said Pierre.
He did not ask about the regiment, nor about the general state of affairs, and when Rostov spoke of these matters did not listen.
"The auditor wrote out a petition for you," continued Tushin, "and you ought to sign it and ask this gentleman to take it.
Boris doesn't want to help me and I don't want to ask him.
"Sire, I ask your permission to present the Legion of Honor to the bravest of your soldiers," said a sharp, precise voice, articulating every letter.
Just the same as now--I ask you, Count--who will be heads of the departments when everybody has to pass examinations?
She was not concerned about the Emperor or any of those great people whom Peronskaya was pointing out--she had but one thought: Is it possible no one will ask me, that I shall not be among the first to dance?
Ask her, he said.
I wished to ask the countess and you to do me the honor of coming to tea and to supper.
But don't be late, Count, if I may venture to ask; about ten minutes to eight, please.
You can get to know something, you can ask for something.
For heaven's sake don't ask me anything now!
"I have come, Countess, to ask for your daughter's hand," said Prince Andrew.
Yes, but what did he ask me?
Sometimes the old count would come up, kiss Prince Andrew, and ask his advice about Petya's education or Nicholas' service.
Or, turning to Mademoiselle Bourienne, he would ask her in Princess Mary's presence how she liked our village priests and icons and would joke about them.
You ask whether we shall spend next winter in Moscow.
Why do you ask me that? said Princess Mary, still thinking of that morning's conversation with her father.
"I will tell my sister to ask her to dinner," said Anatole.
Princess Mary went on to ask Natasha to fix a time when she could see her again.
Why doesn't he openly ask for your hand?
Only a couple of times a year--when he knew from their valets that they had money in hand--he would turn up of a morning quite sober and with a deep bow would ask them to help him.
Go to Matrena Matrevna and ask her for the sable cloak.
"I take them back, I take them back!" said Pierre, "and I ask you to forgive me."
She did not understand how he could ask such a question.
"And where is your brother-in-law now, if I may ask?" he said.
Prince Andrew interrupted him and cried sharply: Yes, ask her hand again, be magnanimous, and so on?...
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love!
Why ask me? said he.
His coachman did not even ask whether he was to wait.
But why do you ask me?
"I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."
Princess Mary saw Dessalles' embarrassed and astonished look fixed on her father, noticed his silence, and was struck by the fact that her father had forgotten his son's letter on the drawing-room table; but she was not only afraid to speak of it and ask Dessalles the reason of his confusion and silence, but was afraid even to think about it.
She gave it to him and, unpleasant as it was to her to do so, ventured to ask him what her father was doing.
On the contrary, I ask you to go with all your belongings to our estate near Moscow, and I promise you I will see to it that there you shall want for nothing.
The princess ordered me to ask your regiment and your name.
I ask just one thing of you, cousin," she went on, "arrange for me to be taken to Petersburg.
Ah, I also wanted to ask you where our position is exactly? said Pierre.
"I must ask someone who knows," he thought, and addressed an officer who was looking with curiosity at his huge unmilitary figure.
"May I ask you," said Pierre, "what village that is in front?"
"Ask them," replied Prince Andrew, indicating the officers.
Pierre was about to ask, but seeing the stern expression of the adjutant who was also looking that way, he checked himself.
Though this news was being concealed from the inhabitants, the officials--the heads of the various government departments--knew that Moscow would soon be in the enemy's hands, just as Count Rostopchin himself knew it, and to escape personal responsibility they had all come to the governor to ask how they were to deal with their various departments.
"The count had a sty," replied the adjutant smiling, "and was very much upset when I told him people had come to ask what was the matter with him.
"That is for me to know, but not for you to ask," shouted Rostopchin.
"Here is our commanding officer... ask him," and he pointed to a stout major who was walking back along the street past the row of carts.
Even if we put them into the wing, the men's room, or the nurse's room, we must ask permission.
The count was not angry even when they told him that Natasha had countermanded an order of his, and the servants now came to her to ask whether a cart was sufficiently loaded, and whether it might be corded up.
We must ask the doctor.
Countess dear... an officer came to me to ask for a few carts for the wounded.
So he considered it necessary to ask for leave of absence for family and domestic reasons.
"And I have a great favor to ask of you, Papa," said he.
Ask the countess, I don't give orders.
Oh, don't ask me, don't ask me!
His major-domo came in a second time to say that the Frenchman who had brought the letter from the countess was very anxious to see him if only for a minute, and that someone from Bazdeev's widow had called to ask Pierre to take charge of her husband's books, as she herself was leaving for the country.
As you see" (he glanced with an amused air and good-natured smile at his coat and boots) "my things are worn out and I have no money, so I was going to ask the count..."
"We should ask him... that's he himself?"...
Yes, ask him indeed!...
Murat approached the interpreter and told him to ask where the Russian army was.
You ask his pardon?
The doctor promised to procure it for him and began to ask how he was feeling.
"And ask him who he is," he added.
I sent to ask for news, and hear that she is a little better.
Sometimes Pierre, struck by the meaning of his words, would ask him to repeat them, but Platon could never recall what he had said a moment before, just as he never could repeat to Pierre the words of his favorite song: native and birch tree and my heart is sick occurred in it, but when spoken and not sung, no meaning could be got out of it.
Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
What "still the same" might mean Princess Mary did not ask, but with an unnoticed glance at little seven-year-old Nicholas, who was sitting in front of her looking with pleasure at the town, she bowed her head and did not raise it again till the heavy coach, rumbling, shaking and swaying, came to a stop.
She turned away and was about to ask the countess again how to go to him, when light, impetuous, and seemingly buoyant steps were heard at the door.
She felt that it was impossible to ask, or to answer, in words.
"I'll go and ask them again directly," said Pierre, rising and going to the door of the shed.
He did not consider or ask himself whether the news was good or bad.
"I might ask," he thought, "but they'll say: 'He's a boy himself and so he pities the boy.'
* When an officer is making his round, sentinels don't ask him for the password....
"I ask one thing of you," he said sternly, "to obey me and not shove yourself forward anywhere."
A Russian officer who had come up to the fire sent to ask his colonel whether he would not take a French officer into his hut to warm him, and when the messenger returned and said that the colonel wished the officer to be brought to him, Ramballe was told to go.
"How can you ask why?" said Princess Mary.
I did not dare to ask about him.
When he awoke on the Thursday, Savelich came to ask him about packing for the journey.
He did not ask if she was ready to listen to him.
"No, Monsieur Dessalles, I will ask my aunt to let me stay," replied Nicholas Bolkonski also in a whisper.
I lift it, but ask myself: could I have abstained from lifting my arm at the moment that has already passed?
It would do no good to ask him why.
It was one thing to ask casual questions of Giddon's daughter.
Can't you simply ask his mother what he does for a living?
He did ask if she could talk.
She lifted her head to ask him why Allen was asking questions about Yancey.
No wonder he didn't ask her to leave.
Still, there was one question she couldn't ask the townspeople.
She sipped her coffee reflectively and finally found the courage ask him a question that had been nagging her since his offer.
Should she ask him about putting them up?
Don't ask me how; I just know it.
Look; I won't ask you how; I don't think I want to know.
Don't bother to ask questions because you won't get many answers.
To ask Brennan directly might lead to us so I made up a story we were checking old cases to see if someone released from prison might have returned to this type of crime.
Same old, same old, if you ask me.
If you ask me to keep it off the record, I will.
Ask a few questions; I'll see if there are any I can answer.
"We didn't ask to come down here; we fell," said Dorothy.
"You can ask Dorothy," said the little man, in an injured tone.
"Let us go and ask him," said the stranger.
"Then let me ask you a question," said the shah.
"Yes, let us ask the governor," said the merchant.
If I had an even faster computer than I have today, I could come up with really interesting questions to ask it.
Ask people in what way they hope the world will become better and you will certainly get replies about reducing poverty, disease, and hunger.
Again and again I ask impatiently, "Why concern myself with these explanations and hypotheses?"
As she continued to ask these distressing questions, we left the cemetery.
I know a woodchopper, of middle age, who takes a French paper, not for news as he says, for he is above that, but to "keep himself in practice," he being a Canadian by birth; and when I ask him what he considers the best thing he can do in this world, he says, beside this, to keep up and add to his English.
He would sometimes ask me first on such occasions, if I had made any improvement.
If you would know the flavor of huckleberries, ask the cowboy or the partridge.
So I ask you to put the money on your cards, replied Dolokhov.
Ermolov had weason to ask to be pwomoted to be a German!
You ask too many questions.
She wanted to ask him to slow down, but she was already holding him back.
"That is not a fair question to ask us," declared another dragonette.
I don't know, why don't you ask him?