ask out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ask out make a date "Has he asked you out yet?"
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Quotations

  • Jack Canfield
    Jack Canfield
    “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
  • Arthur Symons
    Arthur Symons
    “What we ask of him is, that he should find out for us more than we can find out for ourselves. He must have the passion of a lover.”
  • Paul Little
    Paul Little
    “I was frustrated out of my mind, trying to figure out the will of God. I was doing everything but getting into the presence of God and asking Him to show me.”
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho%20Marx
    “There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked.”
  • Phyllis Diller
    Phyllis Diller
    “Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Wear your learning like a watch and do not pull it out merely to show you have it. If you are asked for the time, tell it; but do not proclaim it hourly unasked.”

Usage

In literature:

When supper was over, Zebbie called us out and asked us if we could hear anything.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Go ask Perry Holden out in Iowa.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
Suppose they send out and ask him.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
He might have been speaking of the cabin, asking if it kept out the wind.
"The Iron Furrow" by George C. Shedd
Please don't ask me to get out and paddle about in the wet, for I'm not going to do anything of the sort.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
When completed, the girls took out to their new paradise everything they dared lay hands on, and asked Mrs. Gordon to inspect their work.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
Then he asked a few questions of the curator, pointed out one of the windows to Lenora and whispered a few directions to her.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Wilkinson asked for a glass of beer, which came out sour and flat.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
He asked every one to go out of the room; he had something of importance to say to me.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
Take a piece of chalk, and ask, if you make a circle, whether any boy standing in it thinks he can jump out of it.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
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In poetry:

We seek to injure no man;
We ask but for our right;
We hold out to the foreman
The hand that he would smite!
"Our Warning" by Ernest Jones
An unborn faith I will not nurse,
Pursue an endless task;
Loud out into its universe
My soul shall call and ask!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
He led her out across the sand,
And by her side did sit:
He asked to hold her little hand,
She sweetly answered, "Nit."
"Alas" by Edwin Carty Ranck
And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
And out of the swing of the sea.
"Heaven--Haven: A Nun Takes The Veil" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
He held out then
A writing, as he went,
And ask'd me, when
False man would be content
To pay again
What God and Nature lent.
"Upon Time" by Robert Herrick
THE single clenched fist lifted and ready,
Or the open asking hand held out and waiting.
Choose:
For we meet by one or the other.
"Choose" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

We are routinely asked by patients to help them determine when their athletic shoes are worn out.
We set out to ask some ourselves.
One more time, that turned out to be too much to ask.
Police asked him about his parents, and officers found out that the boy was home alone.
Jane from "It's OK 2 ask" passed out T-shirts and spoke to the crowd about suicide prevention.
Early Sunday, the employees of Accent Signage sent out a statement expressing their grief, asking for privacy and vowing to keep their company going.
Prescriptions for those possible scenarios are being played out at Marine bases as the military prepares to allow gays to openly serve, ending a 17-year-old policy commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell".
During her second day on the stand as a witness for the government, Roomy Khan, a former technology-company employee and trader, told jurors that Doug Whitman was "very aggressive " at times in asking her to seek out inside information.
The staffer said Petraeus testified that he allowed other agencies to alter the talking points as they saw fit without asking for final review, to get them out quickly.
Find out the answer to the trivia question we asked Monday on the show.
Check out what we asked him and see what he had to say.
Rather than the traditional route of selecting a firm based on a vague proposal and an interview, the university is injecting a competitive edge to the process by asking four architectural teams to hash out designs for the building.
It's Halloween, and Sabrina asks Jimmy to hang out with her gay best friend and his partner.
20 states ask judge to throw out Obama health law.
If you want a second chance, there are some key themes you're going to have to hit on before you ask her out on a date.
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In science:

It is valid to ask why we scientists should even care what the definition of “planet” is. Don’t we just study whatever is out there? One answer is that we use the word quite a bit (as in the title of this publication), so it seems sensible to know what we mean by it. Another reason is that it is a “loaded” word.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Light-Higgs scenarios are not ruled out; for instance, it has been asked whether the mass of the b¯b(11S0 ) state, the as-yet-unseen ηb , is standard or is affected by mixing with a light Higgs boson. 126 One Standard Model prediction 127,128 is M (ηb ) = 9421 MeV.
Moriond QCD 2007 - Theory Summary
Of course, the group controller could send out n broadcasts, each of which asks an individual sensor to send a “heartbeat” acknowledgment message back as a response.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
Ask prospective providers how you would get your data back if they were to fail or be acquired, and find out if the data would be in a format that you could easily import into a replacement application.
An Overview of the Security Concerns in Enterprise Cloud Computing
II A in the following way: Suppose someone gives us a quantum black box, which is implementing one of the N different oracles, and asks us to find out which of the oracles is the case without actually opening the box and looking inside.
Test-State Approach to the Quantum Search Problem
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