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Definition in the form of a question
  • "Why" is an interrogative word.
  • an interrogative inflection
  • The interrogative title of the painting is, "What is Art?"
  • not all questions have an interrogative construction
  • I replied by a look and an interrogative "Monsieur?"
    Charlotte Bronte  --  The Professor
  • But who does not see that in a disbelieved or doubted or interrogative or conditional proposition, the ideas are combined in the same identical way in which they are in a proposition which is solidly believed.
    William James
  • "In Iceland?" said I, not positively but interrogatively.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The most recent first.... and then those which preceded it...... " He looked interrogatively at Harry, and Harry nodded.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Then I heard my name whispered, in the interrogative.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • "He loved her very much," he said interrogatively, and I only nodded, feeling so bitterly disappointed that I would not trust myself to speak.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Stanley lifted his forearm off the rock and held up an interrogative finger.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Snatching the boat-knife from its sheath, he suspended its sharp edge over the line, and turning towards Stubb, exclaimed interrogatively, "Cut?"
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "Yes?" queried Helen, interrogatively.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • The old man's interrogative eye said, "What?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mr. Mason was quite alive now, interrogative, dynamic, and a bit dictatorial in his manner, even to his old friend.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The patient repeated the word "war" interrogatively.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Stoddard urged, half interrogatively.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Poor Lord Warburton stared, an interrogative point in either eye.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • It gave off the oddly interrogative squeak that told him it was the closet where she kept her outdoors stuff.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I perceived the pause was interrogative.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau

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