The big question was, would her confidence last?
Did Mom question Dad?
It wasn't a question, but a flat statement.
It is a legitimate question that deserves a carefully reasoned answer.
If we conclude that we must end war, the next question is: Is that even possible?
But the critical question is, will they resort to war to resolve them?
I smelt the violets in her hand and asked, half in words, half in signs, a question which meant, "Is love the sweetness of flowers?"
She sipped her coffee reflectively and finally found the courage ask him a question that had been nagging her since his offer.
Lydian time, they were to ask their respective oracle a question: "What is King Croesus doing right now?"
Alondra was still a big question mark, but her gut said no to that idea too.
Finally she answered with a question of her own.
So they were going to question her.
The director tried to question me but I cut him off, saying we possessed no ambitions beyond what we were doing.
He would simply evade the question - like he did in Texas.
It was a question she'd have to ask Cade.
His question brought her to the present and she glanced up sharply, warmth crawling up her neck again.
No matter how often she asked herself the question, the answer remained elusive.
This begs the question, "Is any of it any good, really?"
Of course, the system only shapes decisions insofar as you take its guidance, which begs the question: Will people follow suggestions they may not fully understand?
The big question was how to end it.
"I won't answer such a foolish question," asserted Eureka, with a snarl.
Frustrating as it was - as he was - it would do no good to question him further.
You need an answer to a basic question: "Where should I go for Italian food?"
His expression was a blend of question and concern.
Frank wants to talk to you, but I've got a question first.
That this democratization of information and opinion would lead to vigorous debate and encourage a young monk to question the church?
It was a stupid question, of course.
Rephrasing the question would be nothing more than a distraction.
He gave the question some thought before responding with an illusive and general answer.
I remembered a question he'd asked.
"This is a very important question," he said.
But the big question is whether these same economics would apply in a world one hundred times richer than we are right now.
The question needed no answer.
Today, success still requires good execution, but the larger question is: "Can you discover and fulfill a hitherto-unknown, latent desire in people that the Internet enables?"
It is a safe bet that no one has ever asked that question before, and yet this system is designed to answer it.
All were conscious of this unseen line, and the question whether they would cross it or not, and how they would cross it, agitated them all.
It sounded more like a statement than a question anyway.
And--pardon me for the foolish question--but, are you all invisible?
I was compelled to evade her question, for I could not explain to her the mystery of a self-existent being.
It was not the question "What for?" but the question "How?" that interested him.
But as you are a philosopher, be a consistent one, look at the other side of the question and you will see that your duty, on the contrary, is to take care of yourself.
To the men of both sides alike, worn out by want of food and rest, it began equally to appear doubtful whether they should continue to slaughter one another; all the faces expressed hesitation, and the question arose in every soul: For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?...
When he had dismissed the generals Kutuzov sat a long time with his elbows on the table, thinking always of the same terrible question: When, when did the abandonment of Moscow become inevitable?
I've never met anyone who could evade a question as well as he can.
"Then let me ask you a question," said the shah.
In a recent survey, only a quarter of Americans answered that question with a "yes."
If she does not know the answer to a question, she guesses with mischievous assurance.
The question of a special "sixth sense," such as people have ascribed. to Miss Keller, is a delicate one.
My first question was, "Where is Helen?"
She has now reached the question stage of her development.
When asked if she would not like to live ALWAYS in a beautiful country called heaven, her first question was, "Where is heaven?"
Miss Keller's education, however, is so fundamentally a question of language teaching that it rather includes the problems of the deaf than limits itself to the deaf alone.
I am hardly prepared to decide that question, or even give an opinion regarding it.
In answer to my question she recited a part of the poem called 'Freaks of the Frost,' and she referred to a little piece about winter, in one of the school readers.
If not it is merely a question of settling where the preliminaries of the new Campo Formio are to be drawn up.
Prince Andrew rode up and was just putting his question to a soldier when his attention was diverted by the desperate shrieks of the woman in the vehicle.
"Yes, I feel a kind of oppression," she said in reply to the prince's question as to how she felt.
He guessed that the question referred to Prince Vasili and his son.
The question of how to write to Nicholas, and whether she ought to write, tormented her.
Should he go to headquarters next day and challenge that affected adjutant, or really let the matter drop, was the question that worried him all the way.
Having left that soldier who was evidently drunk, Rostov stopped the horse of a batman or groom of some important personage and began to question him.
Dolokhov, who did not usually care for the society of ladies, began to come often to the house, and the question for whose sake he came (though no one spoke of it) was soon settled.
From the point of view of the old countess and of society it was out of the question for her to refuse him.
He had begun to think of the last station and was still pondering on the same question--one so important that he took no notice of what went on around him.
"One more question, Count," he said, "which I beg you to answer in all sincerity--not as a future Mason but as an honest man: have you renounced your former convictions--do you believe in God?"
And this movement of reconstruction of which Prince Andrew had a vague idea, and Speranski its chief promoter, began to interest him so keenly that the question of the army regulations quickly receded to a secondary place in his consciousness.
"Si vous envisagez la question sous ce point de vue," * he began, pronouncing French with evident difficulty, and speaking even slower than in Russian but quite calmly.
* "If you regard the question from that point of view."
Abashed by this question, I replied that sloth was my chief temptation.
But in the secret depths of her soul the question whether her engagement to Boris was a jest or an important, binding promise tormented her.
He tried equally to avoid thinking about his wife, and about Natasha and Prince Andrew; and again everything seemed to him insignificant in comparison with eternity; again the question: for what? presented itself; and he forced himself to work day and night at masonic labors, hoping to drive away the evil spirit that threatened him.
"It is long since we had the pleasure..." began the countess, but Prince Andrew interrupted her by answering her intended question, obviously in haste to say what he had to.
Well, I am like any other dog as long as it's not a question of coursing.
"I don't know how to answer your question," he said, blushing without knowing why.
Having looked at Natasha he approached his sister, laid his well gloved hand on the edge of her box, nodded to her, and leaning forward asked a question, with a motion toward Natasha.
She asked the question and blushed.
She was tormented by the insoluble question whether she loved Anatole or Prince Andrew.
Evidently this question presented itself to her mind for the first time and she did not know how to answer it.
"Yes, I am well," he said in answer to Pierre's question, and smiled.
All the time Boris was going through the figures of the mazurka, he was worried by the question of what news Balashev had brought and how he could find it out before others.
But the question whether the camp was advantageous or disadvantageous remained for him undecided.
Whatever question arose, a swarm of these drones, without having finished their buzzing on a previous theme, flew over to the new one and by their hum drowned and obscured the voices of those who were disputing honestly.
That terrible question "Why?"
"Wherefore?" which had come to him amid every occupation, was now replaced, not by another question or by a reply to the former question, but by her image.
Then it occurred to him: if the answer to the question were contained in his name, his nationality would also be given in the answer.
"Grapeshot!" the senior shouted, without answering the question, looking over the wall of the trench.
Allow me to tell you, your excellency, that that question has no meaning for a Russian.
Such a question cannot be put; it is senseless!
The question I have asked these gentlemen to meet to discuss is a military one.
The question is that of saving Russia.
That is the question on which I want your opinion, and he sank back in his chair.
The other generals, however, understood it and, leaving aside the question of Moscow, spoke of the direction the army should take in its retreat.
They went away because for Russians there could be no question as to whether things would go well or ill under French rule in Moscow.
It was out of the question to be under French rule, it would be the worst thing that could happen.
But the question is again a twofold one: firstly...
The question was no longer whether this was possible, but only which was the better match and how the matter would be regarded at court.
Yes, one must harness them, must harness them! he repeated to himself with inward rapture, feeling that these words and they alone expressed what he wanted to say and solved the question that tormented him.
Natasha quietly repeated her question, and her face and whole manner were so serious, though she was still holding the ends of her handkerchief, that the major ceased smiling and after some reflection-- as if considering in how far the thing was possible--replied in the affirmative.
"Oh, tell that blockhead," he said in reply to the question from the Registrar's Department, "that he should remain to guard his documents.
In reply to his last question Pierre again explained who Makar Alexeevich was and how just before their arrival that drunken imbecile had seized the loaded pistol which they had not had time to recover from him, and begged the officer to let the deed go unpunished.
The German who knew little French, answered the two first questions by giving the names of his regiment and of his commanding officer, but in reply to the third question which he did not understand said, introducing broken French into his own German, that he was the quartermaster of the regiment and his commander had ordered him to occupy all the houses one after another.
Challenged by this question Pierre raised his head and felt a need to express the thoughts that filled his mind.
Though with the intimacy now established between the wounded man and Natasha the thought occurred that should he recover their former engagement would be renewed, no one--least of all Natasha and Prince Andrew--spoke of this: the unsettled question of life and death, which hung not only over Bolkonski but over all Russia, shut out all other considerations.
And as long as my sister Natasha was engaged to her brother it was of course out of the question for me to think of marrying her.
So you see there can be no question about- said Nicholas incoherently and blushing.
Who was he? they asked, repeating their first question, which he had declined to answer.
He turned his head and saw that the adjutant was putting another question to Davout.
The same question was expressed in all the looks that met his.
"How..." she began her question but stopped short.
Recalling the moment at the ambulance station when he had seen Kuragin, he could not now regain the feeling he then had, but was tormented by the question whether Kuragin was alive.
Gradually, unnoticed, all these persons began to disappear and a single question, that of the closed door, superseded all else.
Kutuzov replied to this letter as he had done to the one formerly brought by Lauriston, saying that there could be no question of peace.
The undecided question as to whether the wound inflicted at Borodino was mortal or not had hung over Kutuzov's head for a whole month.
This question absorbed all his mental powers.
He felt it necessary to hold his head higher, to brace himself, and to question the esaul with an air of importance about tomorrow's undertaking, that he might not be unworthy of the company in which he found himself.
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.
To them the words of Miloradovich seem very interesting, and so do their surmises and the rewards this or that general received; but the question of those fifty thousand men who were left in hospitals and in graves does not even interest them, for it does not come within the range of their investigation.
And by old habit he asked himself the question: Well, and what then?
The very question that had formerly tormented him, the thing he had continually sought to find--the aim of life--no longer existed for him now.
That dreadful question, "What for?" which had formerly destroyed all his mental edifices, no longer existed for him.
To that question, "What for?" a simple answer was now always ready in his soul: "Because there is a God, that God without whose will not one hair falls from a man's head."
"Tell me, you did not know of the countess' death when you decided to remain in Moscow?" asked Princess Mary and immediately blushed, noticing that her question, following his mention of freedom, ascribed to his words a meaning he had perhaps not intended.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
Nicholas went out into the porch to question him, and immediately after the elder had given a few replies the sound of cries and blows were heard.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is the family.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
And so he thought it necessary to take an interest in these things and to question Pierre.
If the purpose of history be to give a description of the movement of humanity and of the peoples, the first question--in the absence of a reply to which all the rest will be incomprehensible--is: what is the power that moves peoples?
The answers given by this kind of historian to the question of what force causes events to happen are satisfactory only as long as there is but one historian to each event.
As gold is gold only if it is serviceable not merely for exchange but also for use, so universal historians will be valuable only when they can reply to history's essential question: what is power?
The universal historians give contradictory replies to that question, while the historians of culture evade it and answer something quite different.
We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless.
To this question historians reply that Louis XIV's activity, contrary to the program, reacted on Louis XVI.
Without such justification there would be no reply to the simplest question that presents itself when examining each historical event.
That is a question for theology.
That is a question for jurisprudence.
That is a question for ethics.
That is a question for history.
In our time the majority of so-called advanced people--that is, the crowd of ignoramuses--have taken the work of the naturalists who deal with one side of the question for a solution of the whole problem.
In regard to this question, history stands to the other sciences as experimental science stands to abstract science.
To solve the question of how freedom and necessity are combined and what constitutes the essence of these two conceptions, the philosophy of history can and should follow a path contrary to that taken by other sciences.
The same is done by the natural sciences: leaving aside the question of cause, they seek for laws.
As in the question of astronomy then, so in the question of history now, the whole difference of opinion is based on the recognition or nonrecognition of something absolute, serving as the measure of visible phenomena.
There was some question that he might not be able to keep his own child?
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.
As if in answer to her question, he dug a tin from his shirt pocket and handed it to her.
Still, there was one question she couldn't ask the townspeople.
I couldn't care less what Claudette thinks, but let me take the question out of your mind.
Again the question was devoid of implication.
My statement sounded enough like a question to earn me a frown from both.
Over pie and coffee that followed a meat loaf dinner, Betsy asked the question on all our minds.
Only Quinn seemed pleased with that result but when we tried to question him about it he refused to discuss the matter.
I started to question him, but thought better of it, letting Martha continue.
I've got to ask a question; are we from the same planet?
I ignored his question and began to list all Howie had seen during his uninvited visit.
I answered his question with one of my own.
I'm as curious by nature as the next person, probably even more so, but to answer your question; no.
There was no question of guilt as the child was definitely snatched under duress.
There was no question he wanted to nail Mr. Jude Bryce.
To answer your question, no, I didn't go there; it's the final present from a gone-forever boyfriend.
Four murders are getting a lot of interest but those are out of the question too.
I ignored her question rather than lie.
Her question startled me with its frankness.
I asked before I realized how accusatory the question sounded.
It wasn't worded as a question, but kept my fingers crossed so tightly they hurt.
There's no question he'll walk away from what he's doing if it becomes public.
She tried to question me on Howie's reaction to my phone call, but I remained mum.
His question was designed to contradict his wife.
We have to question Julie about exactly how much detail she put in her entry.
I told her I'd asked the same question of Martha earlier and she'd been noncommittal.
Good question, I thought.
I gave a lot of thought to that question because of all the fingers pointing at me.
There were people in the lobby, ahead of me but I blurted out my question like a third grader with a bladder problem.
"What brought you back?" was the next question, and Dorothy's eye rested on an antlered head hanging on the wall just over the fireplace, and caught its lips in the act of moving.
And that leads us to a critical question: Who decides what we will make the Internet do?
Likewise for mental illnesses: We should be able to cure them to the extent the person in question would wish them to be.
Now, let me pose a different question: In the vastly-more-prosperous future, what will "working hard for our money" even mean?
When I talk about this future, a future in which machines will do more and more of the work people do now, I always get some variant of the same question: What about the people who lose their jobs to machines and don't have any other skills?
The question answers itself.
It was a rhetorical question and, to those posing it, simply a wish—just another way to say, "Why can't we all just get along?"
Trivia question: How old was Colonel William Travis when he died leading the Texans at the Alamo?
Once this became known, the question was submitted for arbitration to the king of the Netherlands, who ruled the St. John River to be the border.
This question surprised me very much; for I had not the faintest recollection of having had it read to me.
This morning she asked me the meaning of "carpenter," and the question furnished the text for the day's lesson.
I evaded the question, but she persisted.
Once, when a question puzzled her very much, I suggested that we take a walk and then perhaps she would understand it.
This book, her first mature experiment in writing, settles the question of her ability to write.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
In this town the price of wood rises almost steadily, and the only question is, how much higher it is to be this year than it was the last.
I awoke to an answered question, to Nature and daylight.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
It puts to rest many questions which he would otherwise be taxed to answer; while the only new question which it puts is the hard but superfluous one, how to spend it.
The only question is, has it been destroyed or not?
"And where is Lise?" he asked, answering her question only by a smile.
Though the words of the order were not clear to the regimental commander, and the question arose whether the troops were to be in marching order or not, it was decided at a consultation between the battalion commanders to present the regiment in parade order, on the principle that it is always better to "bow too low than not bow low enough."
Ask Denisov whether it is not out of the question for a cadet to demand satisfaction of his regimental commander?
He answered the staff captain's question by a disapproving shake of his head.
And scarcely had she put that question than God gave her the answer in her own heart.
Prince Vasili approached first, and she kissed the bold forehead that bent over her hand and answered his question by saying that, on the contrary, she remembered him quite well.
What angered him was that the coming of these visitors revived in his mind an unsettled question he always tried to stifle, one about which he always deceived himself.
The question was whether he could ever bring himself to part from his daughter and give her to a husband.
In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed:
Berthier, his chief of staff, dropped behind to question a Russian prisoner captured by the cavalry.
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
When she had taken leave of him and remained alone she suddenly felt her eyes filling with tears, and then not for the first time the strange question presented itself to her: did she love him?
He was not occupied with the question of what to sacrifice for; the fact of sacrificing in itself afforded him a new and joyous sensation.
On the other question, how the battle of Borodino and the preceding battle of Shevardino were fought, there also exists a definite and well- known, but quite false, conception.
Pierre put the same question to Prince Andrew.
The question that had perturbed Pierre on the Mozhaysk hill and all that day now seemed to him quite clear and completely solved.
One terrible question absorbed him and to that question he heard no reply from anyone.
The question for him now was: Have I really allowed Napoleon to reach Moscow, and when did I do so?
But in that case the question arises whether all the activity of the leaders serves as an expression of the people's will or only some part of it.
The last word ended on the upturn, as if it were a question, not a statement.
"That is not a fair question to ask us," declared another dragonette.
But then, the question would be; what distracted her?
Felipa considered the question a moment and then her brows resumed their normal position.
Carmen felt the full weight of a question that had no answer.