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  • She is an expert at querying the database.
  • In response to a reporter’s query, she said...
  • With a querying look on his face, he said, "I’m afraid I don’t understand."
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Invariably they were polite in their queries—the legacy of TruYou—and gracious in their ratings.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Yet the most common response to a query about anything other than an official rule is "Honey, don’t you know you don’t ask questions in prison?"
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I QUERIED Ootek about the apparently inexplicable behavior of the band of wolves I had seen at the Eskimo camp, and in his patient and kindly fashion he once more endeavored to put me straight.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I don’t inform Liv that it was in fact I who asked that someone to call—that someone being Nurse Dolly, who is one of those people who can seem insulted by any query whatsoever, and is thus naturally excellent at keeping secrets—not because I’m bashful for having requested her help, but because Liv herself looks deliciously intrigued by the idea that Renny Banerjee might be coming around again, perhaps finally regretting his decision to change every last one of his door locks.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Sticky sent their query at once: Please advise about cheating.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Too late?" they queried, over and over, and she fled along the road to the house where she could shut herself away from them.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Char repeated the query in every letter, probably because my answers were so silly that they pleased him.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • Neither Cole nor Monroe had a ready answer to those queries.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Every couple of days he’ll startle the directress with some unanswerable query: "Why do we get hiccups, Frau Elena?"
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I type in my newfound query, Paavo, which turns out to be nothing but the Finnish version of Paul.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • When I queried Mrs. Brown, she told me that films were difficult to get to and from the island; in fact, they were more trouble than they were worth.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The query: "At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?"
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A few of the men recognized this query, but shook their heads.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The Criminal Element had queried in a recent issue.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • She smiles, trying to keep at bay the inadequacy that always creeps in with these queries.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The boldest captives would walk up to the guards, look straight at them, and speak in English, using a querying tone.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Truthful responses to these queries were not likely to be well received by the rangers.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But Hester could not resolve the query, being herself in a dismal labyrinth of doubt.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Wot yer want?" he queried.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • "Well?" queried the detective.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I queried, wishful to get him into a talkative humor.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Going around, querying publishers, trying to find an agent.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • "You mean it adapted itself to the fly swatter?" queried Phineas.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf responded with a knowing smile to the queries of his colleagues.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • No queries about dragon battle tactics or requests for descriptions of breathtaking aerial combat?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "Abigail?" my father queried.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • His query would hang in the air while she sprang over to peck him on the lips.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • But no Afghan girl—no decent and mohtaram Afghan girl, at least—queried her father about a young man.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Prince Vasili without acknowledging the bow turned to Anna Mikhaylovna, answering her query by a movement of the head and lips indicating very little hope for the patient.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Count looked thoroughly puzzled by Poirot’s queries.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • But this query was answered almost instantly; they were level with the Slytherin table now, and Karkaroff had just bustled up to his students.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Aringarosa sensed the query was more spiritual than geographical, and yet he had no intention of discussing morality at this hour.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • After-school queries, homework, music, TV.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • "Did you hear what I said, Anne?" queried Mr. Phillips sternly.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • At this abrupt query, the man started.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then he became the questioner—one quick query.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • She didn’t, but she had indoor plumbing and her smile was just like her name, Sweet, as she nodded her head to Milkman’s query about whether he could take a bath.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • He asked, looking at her as if he knew the reason of her query, "Do you wish to ask for a special exception?"
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Eragon repeated the query.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • To amuse my depraved Adah self during homework time I wrote down that quote from memory on a small triangular piece of paper and passed it to Leah, with the query: FROM WHAT BOOK OF THE BIBLE?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The library, with its paper perfume, whispered queries, and copy machine shuffles, was the only familiar place on the entire campus.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Henry queried.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • "Lady Blakeney?" queried Lord Antony, in some astonishment.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • If you have other queries we can deal with them at the end of class.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • When I had put an end to these long discources, his majesty, in a sixth audience, consulting his notes, proposed many doubts, queries, and objections, upon every article.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • "They’re Imperiused," he added, in response to Hermione and Ron’s confused queries about Travers and Bogrod, who were both now standing there looking blank.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I listened, confused, while Mike answered Edward’s unusually friendly queries.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
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