I'm asking because I have no choice.
There was only one way to find out... well, maybe two, but asking Sarah or Giddon was probably wasted effort.
But I fear that he was not the wiser for all I told him, for every time I attempted to answer his questions he interrupted me by asking, "What do you do here?"
A nurse was unhitching things from my body and asking if I could sit up.
Mrs. Hutton had already written to mother, asking her to telegraph if she was willing for me to have other advisers besides herself and Teacher.
They watched her with matching troubled expressions, asking the same questions and getting the same answer.
I'm asking you to show a little consideration.
The only way he could have known was by asking Mrs. Hertz.
Yes and I can go back to asking questions I haven't been able to ask and I have sources to get answers.
He knew without asking she'd left him dinner again.
Cynthia apologized for asking so many questions, but Westlake waved her off.
I've been unfair asking everyone to take it on faith.
I thought about asking Martha; she was around some when I was growing up.
"Don't do it without asking," my wife retorted before changing the subject.
Damian caught his eye and looked pointedly at Dusty, silently asking if the Guardian had done as he asked and told his boss that the Natural was more than a new recruit.
It was the same question she'd been asking herself.
The cost of interactive information exchange, such as asking questions about products you are contemplating purchasing, has fallen to nearly zero.
When everybody rose to go, Helene who had spoken very little all the evening again turned to Boris, asking him in a tone of caressing significant command to come to her on Tuesday.
While talking to Princess Mary he continually looked round as if asking everyone whether he was doing the right thing.
If I did not know you I should think you did not want what you are asking for.
I'm asking that you don't punish Felipa.
When Connie arrived, Lisa had barely buckled her seatbelt before she started asking questions.
Asking Len might get better answers, but it also might get Yancey in trouble.
She lifted her head to ask him why Allen was asking questions about Yancey.
He listened attentively, asking questions now and then to clarify.
But if he saw her swollen eyes he'd be asking all kinds of questions.
Who is asking, Andy Gordon or Yancey Giddon?
I'm not asking you to prove anything.
I'm not asking you to give up anything you want, Adrienne.
Sure, 'til someone snatches that whip out of your hand and gives you the spankin' you've been asking for.
It was a risky thing, lying down on the couch with a man, but this was Cade - half asleep and asking her to stay - Cade, who never asked for anything.
You're asking questions I can't answer.
We were an hour into our drive south before I broached the subject, asking her about the tete-a-tete.
When I retrieved it, she was asking if I'd tried to intervene.
You've asking nothing of us?
Any of our infrequent visitors or friends asking about the operation quickly developed a bleary look when we tried to explain what we did for a living.
I keep asking Howie about you people but he blows me off.
The site is helpful in tracking the status of our tips because they keep asking questions until they get answers.
Howie immediately began asking who needed more wine though our glasses were full.
"What would you give for a reason for asking?" she asked.
Are you asking me not to tell my husband?
I wasn't sure I understood what he was asking and said so.
She kept asking for Annie.
I keep asking him to get the plane tickets so we could leave but he wants to talk to some distant relatives who don't want to talk to him.
She sat behind a desk and began asking me questions which I interrupted.
I started asking around, but no one would tell me, so I-- " "Jonny!" he barked.
Have you considered asking him?
I'm not asking for a free pass.
"I'll tell them not to kill you on sight, if that's what you're asking," Damian continued.
Jule's asking if you're okay.
I don't know how you know this, but I stopped asking questions awhile ago.
Traci told him not to think about asking her to marry him just because she's pregnant, and he said she had no choice and he'd drag the priest to her.
He was asking for a favor, one Darkyn would discover within seconds of her returning to Hell.
"You know what you're asking me to do?" she said at last.
I'm not asking because of what we had.
If you already know, why are you asking me?
I'm just asking for the chance, from both of you, to make things right.
Mary looked around and saw Samuel Miller asking his neighbor for a pencil, and Samuel was called.
Little William Jones was always asking questions.
Those asking it didn't offer a means for the world to escape from war.
You might be asking, Then what?
They are always asking: What does this beauty or that music mean to you?
I sat down immediately and wrote to Mr. Vining, asking him to explain the signs.
She has flitted from object to object, asking the name of everything and kissing me for very gladness.
Can any one doubt after reading these questions that the child who was capable of asking them was also capable of understanding at least their elementary answers?
The other day at the Apraksins' I heard a lady asking, 'Is that the famous Prince Andrew?'
Pierre obediently sat down, his eyes asking if he were doing right.
He took out a notebook, hurriedly scribbled something in pencil, tore out the leaf, gave it to Kozlovski, stepped quickly to the window, and threw himself into a chair, gazing at those in the room as if asking, "Why do they look at me?"
How can I go and apologize like a little boy asking forgiveness?
He was glancing at everyone with a clear, bright expression, as if asking them to notice how calmly he sat under fire.
They hastily turned round to him asking if he had any news.
But, as he had to say something, he began by asking her whether she was satisfied with the party.
"The step must be taken but I cannot, I cannot!" thought Pierre, and he again began speaking about indifferent matters, about Sergey Kuzmich, asking what the point of the story was as he had not heard it properly.
After a brief description of the campaign and the two battles in which he had taken part, and his promotion, Nicholas said that he kissed his father's and mother's hands asking for their blessing, and that he kissed Vera, Natasha, and Petya.
On the way home, Prince Andrew could not refrain from asking Kutuzov, who was sitting silently beside him, what he thought of tomorrow's battle.
Rostov kept asking as he came up to Russian and Austrian soldiers running in confused crowds across his path.
Rostov kept asking everyone he could stop, but got no answer from anyone.
And suddenly, in the most casual tone, which made him feel ashamed of himself, he said, as if merely asking his father to let him have the carriage to drive to town:
Rostov, in dismay, began justifying himself, but seeing the kindly, jocular face of the general, he took him aside and in an excited voice told him the whole affair, asking him to intercede for Denisov, whom the general knew.
He surprised me by asking whether I remembered the threefold aim of the order: (1) The preservation and study of the mystery.
Natasha heard and felt that several people were asking about her and looking at her.
Pierre went up to his friend and, asking whether they were talking secrets, sat down beside them.
He is asking for your hand, said the countess, coldly it seemed to Natasha.
"Nicholas, Nicholas!" she said, turning to her brother, as if asking him: "What is it moves me so?"
They were fond of asking one another that question.
The shaft horse swayed from side to side, moving his ears as if asking: "Isn't it time to begin now?"
Natasha kept turning to Helene and to her father, as if asking what it all meant, but Helene was engaged in conversation with a general and did not answer her look, and her father's eyes said nothing but what they always said: Having a good time?
When he returned to Moscow Pierre was handed a letter from Marya Dmitrievna asking him to come and see her on a matter of great importance relating to Andrew Bolkonski and his betrothed.
Some days after Anatole's departure Pierre received a note from Prince Andrew, informing him of his arrival and asking him to come to see him.
In evident fear of refusal, like a boy asking for permission to get on a horse, he begged to be allowed to swim across the river before the Emperor's eyes.
At the review next day the Emperor asked Prince Andrew where he would like to serve, and Prince Andrew lost his standing in court circles forever by not asking to remain attached to the sovereign's person, but for permission to serve in the army.
She listened to every word about the victory of Moses over Amalek, of Gideon over Midian, and of David over Goliath, and about the destruction of "Thy Jerusalem," and she prayed to God with the tenderness and emotion with which her heart was overflowing, but without fully understanding what she was asking of God in that prayer.
One of the generals who drove past was an acquaintance of the Rostovs', and Petya thought of asking his help, but came to the conclusion that that would not be a manly thing to do.
The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.
And the peasants are asking three rubles for carting--it isn't Christian!
In the offices and shops and at the post office everyone was talking about the army and about the enemy who was already attacking the town, everybody was asking what should be done, and all were trying to calm one another.
Come in, he is asking for you...
A maid came to the door to say that Alpatych was asking for orders about their departure.
She began asking Dron about the peasants' needs and what there was in Bogucharovo that belonged to the landlord.
Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.
He had not decided what it should mean when he heard the voice of the eldest princess at the door asking whether she might come in.
The marshals and generals, who were nearer to the field of battle but, like Napoleon, did not take part in the actual fighting and only occasionally went within musket range, made their own arrangements without asking Napoleon and issued orders where and in what direction to fire and where cavalry should gallop and infantry should run.
For instance, on the twenty-eighth it is suggested to him to cross to the Kaluga road, but just then an adjutant gallops up from Miloradovich asking whether he is to engage the French or retire.
He had nothing to do in Moscow, but he had noticed that everyone in the army was asking for leave to visit Moscow and had something to do there.
That same evening-- without even asking himself what they were wanted for--he procured a coachman's coat and cap for Pierre, and promised to get him the pistol next day.
From the Consistory, from the Senate, from the University, from the Foundling Hospital, the Suffragan has sent... asking for information....
Now why are you asking silly questions about the Fire Brigade?
The soldiers in the yard, hearing the shot, came into the passage asking what had happened, and expressed their readiness to punish the culprits, but the officer sternly checked them.
He kept asking them to get him the book and put it under him.
At the gate of one house three Frenchmen, who were explaining something to some Russians who did not understand them, stopped Pierre asking if he did not know French.
Bilibin attentively examined his nails, and many of those present appeared intimidated, as if asking in what they were to blame.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew's little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar.
As had occurred before when she was present, Nicholas went up to her without waiting to be prompted by the governor's wife and not asking himself whether or not it was right and proper to address her here in church, and told her he had heard of her trouble and sympathized with his whole soul.
Pierre, breathing heavily, looked around as if asking what it meant.
They are asking to attack and making plans of all kinds, but as soon as one gets to business nothing is ready, and the enemy, forewarned, takes measures accordingly.
I am asking you if the colonel is here.
But, noticing his mistake, he broke off short and, with a frown, greeted Dolokhov as a stranger, asking what he could do for him.
Dolokhov, as if he had not heard the question, did not reply, but lighting a short French pipe which he took from his pocket began asking the officer in how far the road before them was safe from Cossacks.
Asking about the Russian prisoners with that detachment, Dolokhov said:
She will be asking for me.
Afterwards when one of the generals addressed Kutuzov asking whether he wished his caleche to be sent for, Kutuzov in answering unexpectedly gave a sob, being evidently greatly moved.
Pierre hurriedly turned away from her and again addressed Princess Mary, asking about his friend's last days.
Dessalles' voice was heard outside the door asking whether little Nicholas might come in to say good night.
Never, he repeated in a trembling voice like a boy asking for forgiveness.
She knew her remarks sounded unnatural, but could not refrain from asking some more questions.
To Pierre's timid look of inquiry after reading the letter she replied by asking him to go, but to fix a definite date for his return.
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
I'm not asking you to punish the men.
Hands clasped, she prayed fervently, asking God not to let Destiny suffer for what they had done.
He was actually asking her out... like on a real date?
I'm not about to jeopardize my job by asking all kinds of questions.
I'm asking you out.
It's not like I'm asking you to run away with me.
You're asking me to drop everything when I'm so close to achieving my goal.
You're all involved so I'm asking you all stay in the room with me.
"Why does everyone keep asking me that?" she growled.
Now we are asking questions beyond my pay grade.
Another time she was asking about the power and goodness of God.
"Yes, I was thinking"--for some reason Boris could not help blushing-- "of asking the commander-in-chief.
A young man, looking distraught, pounced down on the ladies, asking them to move aside.