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Definition an instance of questioning — especially of requesting information from a computer
  • She is an expert at querying the database.
  • In response to a reporter's query, she said...
  • Sometimes at the flea market, Afghan acquaintances made remarks about Baba's weight loss. At first, they were complimentary. They even asked the secret to his diet. But the queries and compliments stopped when the weight loss didn't.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • queries = questions
  • With a querying look on his face, he said, "I'm afraid I don't understand."
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • querying = questioning
  • But no Afghan girl—no decent and mohtaram Afghan girl, at least—queried her father about a young man.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • queried = asked
  • I sent query letters to a dozen agencies and was stunned one August day when I opened our mailbox and found a request from a New York agency for the completed manuscript.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • query = asking a question
  • With time, the queries about our adopted—and decidedly eccentric—little boy had mercifully ceased, and, considering how tactless Afghan queries can be sometimes, that was a considerable relief.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • queries = questions
  • With time, the queries about our adopted— and decidedly eccentric—little boy had mercifully ceased, and, considering how tactless Afghan queries can be sometimes, that was a considerable relief.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • queries = questions
  • The general, ever the Pashtun, never made any queries—doing so meant alluding to a sexual act between his daughter and a man, even if the man in question had been married to her for over four years.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • queries = questions
  • "He offered no statement," Dr. Strickland said in response to a query.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • 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
  • At this point, querying Zeus, Athena said: "O Father of us all and king of kings, enlighten me.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The query: "At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?"
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • But I had barely queried Captain Nemo when the latter silenced me: "I'm the law, I'm the tribunal!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "But why does it need you?" queried Jan. With all its tremendous powers, surely it could do anything it pleased.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • "Abigail?" my father queried.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I queried, with a well-meant effort at jocularity.
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • Robert Jordan had the feeling again of it all having happened before, but this time it came from his own repetition of a query and Anselmo's answer.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • "Is that true, Mr. Goode?" queried the judge.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • He didn't query it however.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer

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