To see details on the word
interrogatory
please enable javascript.

interrogatory


She said that in a sworn interrogatory statement.
  law:  a formal question submitted in writing which must be answered
Home
 Mark word for later review on this computer
interrogatories interrogatory
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary - Vocabulary.com®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
Samples:
  • She said that in a sworn interrogatory statement.
  • Then, raising his eyebrows, he nodded in my direction and waved his stubby hands in a strangely graceful interrogatory gesture.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Finding the Colonel’s French to be of a severely limited description, Poirot conducted his interrogatory in English.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • He is watching us, his eyes interrogatory, intent, and sad.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying

  • Show more
  • Duncan affected not to comprehend the meaning of their repeated and violent interrogatories, while his companion was spared the effort of a similar deception by his ignorance of French.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • And our opponent’s counsel will answer with inordinate demands for all our files and seek endless interrogatories in order to enmesh our client in a hopeless tangle of red tape, It is simply war, and you know the quality that applies to that and love.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Bonacieux recognized in these papers his interrogatories of the Bastille.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • This unexpected testimony from the archer re-encouraged the recluse, whom this interrogatory was forcing to cross an abyss on the edge of a knife.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Shelooked at me, then she spoke rapidly to the little girl in Italian, witha rising inflexion, then a pause, interrogatory.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • A pair of slipshod feet shuffled, hastily, across the bare floor of the room, as this interrogatory was put; and there issued, from a door on the right hand; first, a feeble candle: and next, the form of the same individual who has been heretofore described as labouring under the infirmity of speaking through his nose, and officiating as waiter at the public-house on Saffron Hill.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist

  • Show more again
  • The night was cold and still; the family had all retired to rest but Villefort, who alone remained up, and worked till five o’clock in the morning, reviewing the last interrogatories made the night before by the examining magistrates, compiling the depositions of the witnesses, and putting the finishing stroke to the deed of accusation, which was one of the most energetic and best conceived of any he had yet delivered.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • After each of these interrogatories, she has inclined her head.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • As the quickest witted, Hist was the first with her interrogatories.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Thereupon, as M. Richard was on the point of bursting out, M. Moncharmin interfered and conducted the interrogatory, whence it appeared that Mme. Giry thought it quite natural that a voice should be heard to say that a box was taken, when there was nobody in the box.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • This question Isabel forbore to answer, as it exceeded the little interrogatory to which she had deemed it necessary to submit on her arrival.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • In such a case, he said, not only were there very pretty pickings, in the way of arguments at every stage of the proceedings, and mountains upon mountains of evidence on interrogatory and counter-interrogatory (to say nothing of an appeal lying, first to the Delegates, and then to the Lords), but, the costs being pretty sure to come out of the estate at last, both sides went at it in a lively and spirited manner, and expense was no consideration.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The profundity of his remarks and interrogatories astonished his old grandfather, who perfectly bored the club at the tavern with stories about the little lad’s learning and genius.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Nicholas understood the tone of triumph in which this interrogatory was put; but remembering the necessity of supporting his assumed character, produced a scrap of paper purporting to contain a list of some subjects for drawings which his employer desired to have executed; and with which he had prepared himself in case of any such contingency.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Venerable trapper, our communications have a recent origin, or thy interrogatory might have a tendency to embroil us in angry disputation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • This question Isabel forbore to answer, as it exceeded the little interrogatory to which she had deemed it necessary to submit on her arrival.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • As this remark, a sort of half interrogatory, was made, Pathfinder looked behind him; and, though the most partial friend could scarcely term his sunburnt and hard features handsome, even Mabel thought his smile attractive, by its simple ingenuousness and the uprightness that beamed in every lineament of his honest countenance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • A SUCCESSFUL INTERROGATORY An hour later, in the darkness of night, two men and a child presented themselves at No. 62 Rue Petit-Picpus.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And if this is some kind of amateurish interrogatory, Soviet style, practice on someone else.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The reader will at once perceive, that it was to this chronicle that Benjamin pointed, instead of directly answering the sheriff’s interrogatory.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Then, having removed a plank from his floor, and nothing remaining but a simple ceiling between him and the room beneath, in which the interrogatories were made, he heard all that passed between the inquisitors and the accused.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The young Pawnee turned his eyes from one to another of the strangers, in a keen scrutiny, before he saw fit to answer so important an interrogatory.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • A SUCCESSFUL INTERROGATORY the court, which faced the carriage entrance.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A SUCCESSFUL INTERROGATORY Fauchelevent replied:— "Yes, reverend Mother."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • David, though he regarded his treasure with longing eyes, was constrained to answer, especially as the venerable father took a part in the interrogatories, with an interest too imposing to be denied.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • A SUCCESSFUL INTERROGATORY in the Petit-Picpus, and a coffin without a body in the Vaugirard cemetery, public order had no doubt been deeply disturbed thereby, but no one was aware of it.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Others were as public as possible, and the reader can judge of their boldness from these fragments of an interrogatory undergone in one of the ulterior prosecutions: "Where was this meeting held?"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • One might think you really suspected us, monseigneur, and we were undergoing a real interrogatory.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The Dew-of-June started, and she discovered a very manifest uneasiness at the interrogatory.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • "And if it were an interrogatory!" replied the cardinal.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • What was his own inward definitive response to the unbribable interrogatory of fatality?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When he had done, and the district attorney declined putting any further interrogatories, Mr. Lippet arose, with an air of keen investigation, and asked the following questions: "Are you a constable of this county, sir?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • June answered all her interrogatories simply, but with a caution which showed she fully distinguished between that which was immaterial and that which might endanger the safety or embarrass the future operations of her friends.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • "SHOULD you?" said Joseph, with a most killing tenderness; and was no doubt about to follow up this artful interrogatory by a question still more tender (for he puffed and panted a great deal, and Rebecca’s hand, which was placed near his heart, could count the feverish pulsations of that organ), when, oh, provoking! the bell rang for the fireworks, and, a great scuffling and running taking place, these interesting lovers were obliged to follow in the stream of people.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The latter had put all the interrogatories his ingenuity and practice could suggest, concerning the state of the tribe of the Loups, their crops, their store of provisions for the ensuing winter, and their relations with their different warlike neighbours without extorting any answer, which, in the slightest degree, elucidated the cause of his finding a solitary warrior so far from his people.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • In such a case, he said, not only were there very pretty pickings, in the way of arguments at every stage of the proceedings, and mountains upon mountains of evidence on interrogatory and counter-interrogatory (to say nothing of an appeal lying, first to the Delegates, and then to the Lords), but, the costs being pretty sure to come out of the estate at last, both sides went at it in a lively and spirited manner, and expense was no consideration.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It’s simple interrogatory progression," replied the former judge, briefly glancing at Jean Pierre before turning back to Marie.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The interrogatories, preceded by a minute search operated upon the persons arrested, were almost always framed thus: "Has Madame Bonacieux sent anything to you for her husband, or any other person?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • But Billy Kirby was a fearless wight, and had great jealousy of foreign dictation; he had risen on his feet, and turned his back to the fire, during the voluble delivery of this interrogatory; and when the steward ended, contrary to all expectation, he gave the following spirited reply: "Where! why, on the North River, and maybe on Champlain.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   interrogatory [9] , interrogate [1] , interrogative [7] , voir dire [7] , small claims court [9]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Medicine, Law
Home
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading