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  • n. The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.
  • n. The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.
  • adj. Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.
  • v. Present participle of question.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of interrogating; a query.
  • n. Doubt; suspicion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by or given to doubt
  • adj. perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
  • adj. showing curiosity
  • n. a request for information


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  • The king,

    he wears necklaces of bullets

    his lips stiff with pronouncements.

    Tomorrow's funeral

    is banned,

    the corpse


    for further


    - Chenjerai Hove, 'Tyrant'.

    November 10, 2008