• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Leading-question a legal term for a question so put to a witness as to suggest the answer that is wished or expected
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lǽdan, to lead, lád, a way; Ger. leiten, to lead.


In literature:

The question to the man sounding, as to the depth of water which the lead-line gives.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
That leads me to the question: What is a nation?
"The League of Nations and its Problems" by Lassa Oppenheim
And the question was, how to give her even the tiniest lead.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
This question leads us to another phase of psychology and the records of the past.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
This question would lead us into meteorological discussions, to which I am by no means competent.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
That would lead to questions and the truth would come out.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
We may therefore in this case entirely separate the two questions: what leads men to think?
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
It was a question that could lead to embarrassment.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Some questions, as they said, lead one too far afield.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
This leads us to certain questions concerning the Anglo-Saxon.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
There can be no question that this method of looking upon other individualities is likely to lead to many errors.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
This did not suit Daisy; she had meant to make Aunt Alice ask leading questions, instead of which she only gave the most prosaic answers.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
By asking leading questions the seeker after clairvoyant knowledge got some very original information.
"The Witches of New York" by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
Meanwhile the Texas question had become the leading political issue in the United States.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
These questions lead us into the very heart of early religion.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
He studies to understand its thought, to answer its questionings, to lead it up to God.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Still, I could not refrain now from putting a leading question.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
He never leads the soul into questionable places, and no feet guided by Him will go into any place where He Himself does not go.
"The Shepherd Psalm" by William Evans
Any question leads away from me.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
Trusts may lead to the solution of the question.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell

In poetry:

Now, to a woman, that's a lead dead certain of a score,
An' a question that the keenest is unable to ignore.
An' good old Curiosity comes in to second me,
As I saw her struggle hopeless, an' "What news is that?" says she.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis

In news:

O n the third night of the GOP convention, Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic Sen Zell Miller launched heated attacks on Sen John Kerry, questioning his suitability to lead the country through the war on terror.
The central questions include what such a label should look like and whether it will lead to better health outcomes.
A Question of Fun Voltaire Leads Goths into the Magic Kingdom.
The crisis lead to calls for Farahi's dismissal as students and parents questioned whether the school would lose its accreditation , a step that usually leads to a college shutting down.
The new judge taking over the Fort Hood shooting case will likely confront many of the questions that faced her predecessor, including one that helped lead to his removal: Should the suspect be allowed to keep his beard in court.
Her family continues to struggle with questions surrounding exactly what happened in the days leading up to her death – and who to hold responsible.
SANTA FE – Have you ever researched a question and discovered that the answer leads to many more questions.
The question was if readers think Cassel, Kansas City's quarterback, is good enough to lead the Chiefs to the playoffs this year.
Juve's grip on Serie A lead could be in question .
Newly installed Archbishop Jerome Listecki takes questions from reporters about leading the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
A disease outbreak leads to new questions about a widespread Chinese culinary practice.
Lawmakers question Toyota USA's chief on why not enough testing was done on electronics leading to sticky pedal recalls .
Brooks Patterson's right-hand man calls Dems questioning of the Exec's ability to lead "Shameful".
Lauren Graham praises her Parenthood co-star Jason Ritter asks him all the important questions leading up to Emmy night.
This fall's football season has been marred by questionable calls in several games, leading to team and fan outrage.

In science:

Questions and issues like these lead to a variety of possible research pro jects that could make our understanding more substantial.
The cosmological billiard attractor
The results lead to speculations about the existence of an anomalous region for 2 < n < 4, where the order parameter is much faster than the conserved density and dynamic scaling is questionable.
Model C critical dynamics of random anisotropy magnets
On the other hand finitely many forbidden patterns lead to the question whether the class K is not defined by a finite duality.
Forbidden lists (NP and CSP for combinatorialists)
T5 , leading to a special case of the model studied in connection to Question 2.
Random environment on coloured trees
We will study this problem under the assumption that the function ϕ(x) := m(d(x, Γ)) is smooth enough, which leads to a somewhat more general question about convergence in distribution (sub ject to a proper normalization) of the sequence inf t∈[0,T ] ϕ( ˆX (t)) − inf t∈[0,T ] ϕ(x(t)).
Integral curves of noisy vector fields and statistical problems in diffusion tensor imaging: nonparametric kernel estimation and hypotheses testing
The solution we present is to simply avoid the problem, making all of the master conditions in question trivial by only coding at cardinals which will not lead to non-trivial master condition requirements.
Large Cardinals and Definable Well-Orderings of the Universe
Next, we show how this model leads to a question which fits the framework of the main theorems of this work.
Random Lie group actions on compact manifolds: A perturbative analysis
The idea is that the study of duality between the complexity of sets and measures leads to interesting insights and questions when transferred to an effective setting.
Effectively closed sets of measures and randomness
It may be hoped that the new approach will lead to some insight into this question.
On the Eigenspaces of Lamplighter Random Walks and Percolation Clusters on Graphs
This corresponds to the KAM tori scenario. A natural question is the stability of such invariant tori under small (0 < δ ≪ 1) perturbations, which leads to construction of quasi-periodic or almost periodic solutions to (1.1).
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
This leads them to the question whether any finite quotient of G (F ) for a reductive group G over an infinite field F is solvable.
On finite and elementary generation of SL_2(R)
In the study of above questions, we found the following three linear relations that turn the questions into combinatorial games, and lead to a combinatorial construction of bases of Md1 ,d2 for certain bi-degrees (d1 , d2).
Notes on a minimal set of generators for the radical ideal defining the diagonal locus of $(\C^2)^n$
So what are the important processes leading to the rotation distribution, and how do they work? Such questions have in the past been nearly unanswerable, for lack of relevant observations and adequate supporting theory.
Temporal Variability of Stars and Stellar Systems
Results of the last two sections raise an obvious question: Why is there a diffeomorphism invariant state that leads to rich quantum geometry in LQG when there are these no-go results in geometrodynamics? Where does the key difference lie? The first essential difference is in the structure of the algebra.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
We would like to emphasize that using in algebras in question involutions which are not categorical morphisms is not motivated by their ”braided nature” and leads to some shortcoming (see the next section).
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators