Querying: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature QueryingSo, for the present at least, she resolved to keep her own secret, and evaded the close queries of her husband, who was considerably disturbed by the alleged conduct of the driver.ndash;T.S. Arthur in After The Storm.The traveler seemed in doubt as to whether he should go on with his queries.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Allen House.Great was their surprise to find we had a whale, and very anxious their queries as to where the rest of the school had gone.ndash;Frank T. Bullen in The Cruise of the Cachalot.Should you care to give a reply to these queries, send me a line addressed to London, which I shall get on my way to Paris.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Alice, book 9.Imagine, if you can, a child filled with the wonders of nature, bursting with queries and surrounded only by beasts of the jungle to whom his questionings were as strange as Sanskrit would have been.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in Jungle Tales of Tarzan.In the first instance the card or folder resorts to direct pertinent queries or suggestions of help that impel the reader to seek more details.ndash;Business CorrespondenceThese queries were written after a considerable interval of time, during which my attention had been otherwise directed, and I can now see that they might have been greatly improved.ndash;Charles Darwin in The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals.It is confined to describing events, and suggesting queries for the curious in military history.ndash;Theodore A. Dodge in The Campaign of Chancellorsville.At that last meeting Professor Challenger had made certain assertions which had been queried by his colleague.ndash;Arthur Conan Doyle in The Lost World.Another man, less leonine, and with all his shifting thoughts, might have had to contend with the handicap of a shifty gaze; he fronted the queries and suspicions of the world with a seeming candor that was as disarming as that of a child.ndash;Theodore Dreiser in The Titan.
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