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The CIA’s controversial interrogation program lasted from 2002 to 2007.
  ask a series of questions of someone — typically asked by law enforcement officials or by someone in an aggressive manner
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  • The CIA’s controversial interrogation program lasted from 2002 to 2007.
  • It felt more like an interrogation than an interview.
  • The interrogation proceeded through a description of the man’s appearance, and then the dreaded question came.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He was, like, interrogating me.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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  • I’ll take the testimony of the policeman who interrogated him right after the murder, when he couldn’t remember a thing about the movies, great emotional stress or not.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • I reckon you’ll need about three days for a preliminary interrogation.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Darren is in no shape for an interrogation.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • He’ll spend weeks in interrogation, and after that they’ll either sell him as a slave or kill him.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The trick to surviving an interrogation is patience.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Then, before Roland can push his interrogation, Hayden speaks up from the pool table.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • Marybeth phoned me last night, as I was trying to recover from the bombshell police interrogation.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • "The interrogation was mostly over," said Jace.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • But now the reporters interrogate me and the band separately, as though they’re cops and they have me and my accomplices in adjacent cells and are trying to get us to implicate one another.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Lead us to some killing field where we’d be interrogated and dumped.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I underwent a brief interrogation about how I’d gotten to the house and who had taken me there, and because the easiest kind of lying is when you leave things out of a story rather than make them up, I passed with flying colors.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • When the police interrogated Ralph, they encountered a man as psychologically complicated as he was physically scarred.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The next time we encountered Mike I recalled him to his promise and he began to interrogate Ootek.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Endo was kept that night under close watch, and after a brief interrogation by Captain Ono, he confessed to the deed.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And normally, that may qualify as saving my life, but since your intent was to kidnap me for interrogation, I don’t think that counts.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I also had some ideas now about her godly parentage, and some questions about this "guardian" that the spirits had mentioned, but I decided it would be better to interrogate her when she did not have a snarling carnivorous toddler wrapped around her leg.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I expected her to interrogate me, but she did not.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • "A lass who doesn’t wish to be interrogated."
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • "Thank you, Mr. Theodorakis," the judge said, ending the interrogation.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • What followed was a one-sided 47-minute-long interrogation.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Clive and Derek, the thugs he hired, had both caved immediately during the interrogation.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • We were herded into long lines to be inspected, interrogated, stamped, and then set loose among hundreds of other immigrants, speaking languages that sounded to my ears like the braying of farm animals.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I felt like I was being interrogated!
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • Suddenly, without thinking, I said, "My dad has been detained for interrogation."
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • No, they were interrogating them.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • They were led to a holding area inside one of the immigration buildings, and over a nine-hour stretch, a series of agents interrogated them.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Every morning he ties his shoes, packs newspaper inside his coat as insulation against the cold, and begins interrogating the world.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The last thing I need is a good old family-style interrogation.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Besides, you know I like to check on you and interrogate you on your life every now and then.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I winked at Big C. Then I began the interrogation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Or perhaps some of the prisoners from Haarlem had been interrogated and the truth about our group was known.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • He interrogated me for some time, asking me about my various qualifications, and when I told him I could type and take expert shorthand in Polish and German, he informed me that perhaps I could be of some use at the typing pool.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I want them properly terrified before I interrogate them again and dispatch them to Tartarus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • And if I had, I wouldn’t have wasted it to spend a few minutes interrogating Patch about his personal life.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Thinking this out, I had recalled Frank’s telling me, during his officer’s training, about a course he had taken in withstanding interrogation.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Everything was lost, I had fallen off the map: the disorientation of being in the wrong apartment, with the wrong family, was wearing me down, so I felt groggy and punch-drunk, weepy almost, like an interrogated prisoner prevented from sleeping for days.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Only the Iral grandmother and Sonya seemed to even care that I was there, though they didn’t push their interrogation any further.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I made myself a cup of tea and met Jacobi in Interrogation Room 1.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • This was ridiculous, but I kept my mouth shut and I let her keep interrogating.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • The interrogation will be at seven.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The first day the Council had interrogated her, she’d come home and crawled into bed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Plutarch’s sources believe he was killed during interrogation.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The interrogation starts again.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Phil was pulled in for interrogation.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • There’s no need to drag her here and interrogate her.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • What do you mean, they use them for interrogation?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
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