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in question


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj in question open to doubt or suspicion "the candidate's doubtful past","he has a dubious record indeed","what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false","it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To avoid long encounters with the press, President Ronald Reagan often took reporters' questions with his helicopter roaring in the background.
    • In question in debate; in the course of examination or discussion; as, the matter or point in question.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • In question under consideration, referring to a thing just mentioned
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  • Henry Ford
    “The question Who ought to be boss? is like as Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.”
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    “Was it a friend or foe that spread these lies? Nay, who but infants question in such wise, 'twas one of my most intimate enemies.”
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
    “Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
    “Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.”
  • Louise Bernikow
    Louise Bernikow
    “The question arises as to whether it is possible not to live in the world of men and still to live in the world.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. quæstion-emquærĕre, quæsitum, to seek.


In literature:

In these proceedings we can remark the points which were then chiefly in question.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
On the night in question the scene exceeded the most sanguine expectations.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
It will be remembered that the comet in question was not seen after its appearance in 1852.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
After a trying pause the long-distance operator advised him that the residence in question did not possess a telephone.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
He explains in the preface to his second edition that the question was too wide for complete treatment in the limits.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
The question blurred all other questions in his mind.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
It is sad but true that many college teachers are more reactionary in questions of method than the better class of high school teachers.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
In the two first cases the expediency of a division of labour does not come in question.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
Woman suffrage associations in the several States are advised to push the question to a vote in their respective Legislatures.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The journal in question attributes with good reason this fantasy to sadism.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
To look at this question of woman's achievement in the arts in the old way is no longer possible.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
It wouldn't have taken many minutes more, on the basis in question, almost to reverse for her their characters of patient and physician.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
It is enough that some special or particular degree of supernatural influence is associated with the object in question.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
But we do not stop to argue out matters when our own self-regard is in question.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
This line of argument is yet another proof that the Germans in question had no idea of the situation in America.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
However, the crutch was not in question when Dave first set eyes on Granny Marrable.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The early annals of the class in question which give us possible events, if they existed at all, must have been in Irish.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
Nor was Canada greatly interested in questions of defence.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
In considering the question of protection of employment, we must first touch upon the restrictions of employment.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
The slavery question stands in the foreground.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan

In poetry:

And yet in other realms of life,
Unknown temptations rise,
Unknown perplexities and strife,
New questions and replies.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
But the question lies unanswered
In our little Jamie's mind,
Why she should go to our mother,
And leave her children behind;
"Truth" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Creation's wonder, where lurks she?
I questioned ; in these bowers?
Or in that deep grass virginal,
With faces that are flowers?
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
My soul with truth clothe all about,
And I shall question free:
The man that feareth, Lord, to doubt,
In that fear doubteth thee.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
On hearts of men, who, feeling their soul stirr'd
Far down within, from dim
Thoughts, question'd "If the power was in the word,
Or him?"
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
O strange beyond the strangest fears
And hopes and ancient questionings,
That I who am so young in years
Have loved the oldest of all things!
"The Sphinx" by George Sylvester Viereck

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School's future in question .
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Bureau Township salaries in question .

In science:

But in the case in question we were lucky to use the theory of integrable systems.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
In the T-dual Matrix theory picture the process in question corresponds to a scattering of D0-branes in a toroidally compactified space-time with the transfer of membrane charge.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
In this chapter we use an expansion to derive bounds on the Laplace transform of the random variable in question.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
Analogously to our likelihood calculations in §2.3, the model in question may be one of a discrete series, or it may be parameterized.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
In particular, pc (q) = 1 − e−βc J where βc is the critical value of β for the Potts model in question.
The Random-Cluster Model
The proofs of these propositions follow quite easily from the above remarks and the properties of torsion pairs in question which have been established in previous sections.
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
T r(U · a) = (−1)n Z ˜µ(a), Here, as before, the subscript “c” denotes the ideal of compactly supported elements in the deformation algebra in question.
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
Our aim in this Subsection and the Subsection to follow is to discuss the renormalization of information in cases when the outcome space is fractal or when the statistical system in question is multifractal.
Information theory and generalized statistics
In the present treatment the platform in question is taken to be one of the two horizons, which is considered as a boundary.
de Sitter Black Holes with Either of the Two Horizons as a Boundary
From [LW00] we know that the probability that a nonzero element in an RAP P is used in the optimal k-assignment can be written E (P ) − E (P ′ ), where P ′ is obtained from P by setting the matrix element in question to zero, see Theorem 2.2.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
In the top panel of Figure 11, we show the velocity-position curve of the GCs in question.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
However since Lie algebras are Lie superalgebras with only even roots, Equation (∗) reduces to the corresponding equation in Theorem 1 when the Lie superalgebra g in question is actual ly a Lie algebra.
Constructing r-matrices on simple Lie superalgebras
Therefore, the sum in question vanishes unless ρ ∪ 1n−r is the trivial class (i.e., ρ itself is trivial, ρ = (1r )), in which case the sum equals n!.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
In fact, in the experiments in question, the gas sometimes evolves very far from an hydrodynamic regime, which is not so surprising since the spin waves have a large amplitude and lead to an almost complete segregation of the two spin species.
Large amplitude spin waves in ultra-cold gases
This seems open even in case (d, n) is a perfect pair, so that the locus in question is of codimension 1.
Normal bundles of rational curves in projective spaces