ask in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ask in ask to enter "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"
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Quotations

  • Percy Ross
    Percy Ross
    “You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -- and neglected -- secret to success and happiness.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “Instead of asking -- How much damage will the work in question bring about? why not ask -- How much good? How much joy?”
  • Walter Cronkite
    Walter Cronkite
    “I asked [my doctors] if I'd be able to play singles tennis and they said I could. That made me very happy since I haven't played in five years.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When in doubt, ask. When not in doubt, ask.”
  • Matthew Perry
    Matthew Perry
    “That she's the worst driver in the history of drivers. If I know she's going somewhere, I stay home. [When asked what time has taught him about Jennifer Aniston]”
  • Mandell Creighton
    Mandell Creighton
    “The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.”

Usage

In literature:

Our hero next asked whether Bernhard was in business with his father.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
I ask you to look at the wounds in his hands and feet, and the wound in his side.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
When, after some preliminary conversation, I asked whether any troops had been sent in pursuit of the enemy, I was answered in the negative.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
About two in the morning a despatch rider arrived and meeting me at the door asked if I could speak French.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
You would be quite right in asking where I should come in.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
I must rather smile to have asked, than lament that my asking was in vain.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Being asked in German what was the meaning of the shrieks we had heard, he said at once that a lady had been taken ill suddenly.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
He asked no questions in words, however, but Mr Elgood hastened to reply to the unspoken query in his eyes.
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Well, did you speak to the chauffeur in the car back of the Colonel's and ask him whether he was going to sit in that car?
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Miss Tiffins bade us be seated, and then asked in what way she could be of service to us.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
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In poetry:

Tears in the moonlight,
You know why,
Have marred the flowers
On my rose sleeve.
Ask why.
"Grief And The Sleeve" by Edward Powys Mathers
Then in the night's curtain of shadows,
Heavy and discreet,
I asked and she replied:
To-morrow.
"An Escape" by Edward Powys Mathers
You ask me why I bend the knee
In attitude of prayer,
If I believe myself ordain'd
Eternal glory's heir?
"On Being Asked the Necessity of Prayer" by Caroline Fry
In the spring I asked the daisies
If his words were true,
And the clever, clear-eyed daisies
Always knew.
"Wild Asters" by Sara Teasdale
God, whose gifts in gracious flood
Unto all who seek are sent,
Only asks you to be good,
And is content.
"God Whose Gifts In Gracious Flood" by Victor Marie Hugo
The herder asked the cowboy
If he would like to stay
To join him in a little drink
And put some grub away.
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

When a golf pro happens upon your swing and asks in all seriousness if you have pain in your lower region you must be doing something wrong.
After watching television coverage of flooded neighborhoods on the Jersey shore, in New York City and in Hoboken, N.J. One Tracyite asked me the other day, "Did it ever flood in Tracy.".
"IPad, the Macs, the iPhones, they are all manufactured in China," Candy Crowley asked in the presidential debate Tuesday night.
The upcoming 'Pride in Port' weekend prompts one to reflect on the conditions in Port and to ask where is and what happened to 'Pride in Port'.
In a string of posts, the singer told fans she was "in serious danger" and asked, "Does anyone know a psychiatrist in Dublin or Wicklow who could urgently see me today please.".
Chief in Indiana, Thomas V Fuentes, went to a crowded basement in an Evansville mosque to ask for help in the fight against terrorism.
The Top 5 Questions to Ask in a New Relationship.
While researching a number of stories, including one on why students at a district high school were being asked to conceal their rosary beads, Action 7 News asked days in advance to sit down with someone from the administration .
In August of 2001, newspaper editors from across the state of Texas were able to ask questions of Gov Rick Perry while sitting comfortably in their own offices during the 4th Annual Texas Transportation Summit in Irving, TX.
" Frank Rich asked in a cover story on the recent drumbeat of America-in-decline rhetoric and the false nostalgia of those peddling panic ( "Mayberry R.I.P.
WEST BOYLSTON — Police are asking for residents to report any suspicious vehicles or people in their neighborhoods after an increase in housebreaks in the region.
In his best-man speech, DeGregorio asked Kardashian to make the same vow that Odom's grandmother asked of DeGregorio before she died.
Ronald Reagan asked in 1980 at the end of a televised debate.
Apple asks iTunes users to sign a no-returns policy, which means a San Jose man who was double-billed for a $1.29 song is asking for $5 million in a lawsuit.
The confused singer asks in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar.
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In science:

What is the crack nucleation rate? In a practical context, one may ask what the failure rate is of a component in a machine: the number of breakages per unit time.
Formal Considerations about Fracture: Nucleation and Growth
The only freedom in the theory—insofar as we leave Nature’s choices alone—is the choice made by the individual about which question it will ask next, and when it will ask it.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The key question is then: Can this freedom merely to choose which question is asked, and when it is asked, lead to any statistical influence of mind on the behaviour of the brain, where a ‘statistical’ influence is a influence on values obtained by averaging over the properly weighted possibilities.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
In a joint discussion , Christian Mazza asked, what one can obtain when regarding the weighted pairings of 2k points under the condition that they are non-crossing? In the present note we give one possible answer to this question.
Products of random matrices and q-Catalan numbers
An interesting problem in this context is the Bertrand paradox ; you are asked to find the probability for a randomly chosen chord in a circle of radius r to have a length exceeding r√3.
Monte Carlo: Basics
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