Glossary

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question (n.) 1argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 2point at issue, problem, business
question (n.) 3consideration, contention
question (n.) 4debating, discussion, investigation
question (n.) 5questioning, interrogation, examination
question (n.) 6conversation, discourse, piece of talk
question (n.) 7source [of strife], cause, issue
question (n.) 8fighting, conflict, altercation
question (v.) 1dispute, quarrel [over], call in question
question (v.) 2converse with, talk away [at / with]
question (v.) 3enquire about, discuss, deliberate
question (v.) 4discuss the matter, talk things over
question, call in  discuss, deliberate upon
question, in  on trial, under examination
question, in contempt of  without the shadow of a doubt
question, out of  undoubtedly, beyond question, certainly
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AYL III.iv.32 [Rosalind to Celia] I met the Duke yesterday and had much question with him
AYL V.iv.158 [Jaques de Boys to all, of Duke Frederick] meeting with an old religious man, / After some question with him
2H4 I.i.48 [Travers to Northumberland, of a gentleman] He seemed in running to devour the way, / Staying no longer question
Ham III.i.13 [Rosencrantz to Gertrude, of Hamlet] Niggard of question [i.e. unwilling to start a conversation]
KL IV.iii.24 [disguised Kent to Gentleman, of Cordelia] Made she no verbal question?
Oth I.iii.113 [First Senator to Othello, of his receiving Desdemona's affection] came it by request and such fair question / As soul to soul affordeth?
TNK IV.iii.8 [Gaoler to Doctor, of his daughter's speech] the name Palamon lards it, that she ... fits it to every question
WT IV.ii.47 [Polixenes to Camillo, of the Shepherd's house] where we will ... have some question with the shepherd
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