ask round

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ask round invite someone to one's house "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"
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Usage

In literature:

Go and get the children for supper, and don't let them stand round staring at me or they'll be asking questions.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Hasted was asking his men how many rounds of ammunition they had left.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
I would have liked to go with Sir Lionel to walk round the intrenchments, but he asked only Dick.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
But there was some during the War that would come 'round and ask questions.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I came round to ask a favor of you.
"The Rector of St. Mark's" by Mary J. Holmes
Once he drew a round ring in the middle of a blank page and asked under it if I couldn't guess what was in the middle of it.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
The General asked to be shown round, and his request was conceded with the thoroughness and courtesy due to his high rank.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
He then asked me if I should like to see the trench, and took me with him on his rounds.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
We asked her whether she wasn't afraid to let the snake coil itself round her neck.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Only Mrs. Davies, sir; she was stirring round, excited like, and peeped out of her room to ask did I know where the lieutenant was.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
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In poetry:

Round the moon a halo grew,
In its depths the storm-cloud drew;
Go and ask them who it was
Turned from me my lover true.
"Charm Verses" by Anonymous European
She saw her brother Peterkin
Roll something large and round,
Which he beside the rivulet
In playing there had found;
He came to ask what he had found,
That was so large, and smooth, and round.
"After Blenheim" by Robert Southey
Of these let others ask,
To aid some mighty task,
I only seek to find thy temp'rate vale;
Where oft my reed might sound
To maids and shepherds round,
And all thy sons, O Nature, learn my tale.
"Ode to Simplicity" by William Taylor Collins
He drank and he ate, he ate and he drank,
He ask'd no leave, and return'd no thank;
"Ne'er have I been on Christian ground
Where so many curst tongues were clanging round."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
Will she come by the hillside or round through the wood?
Will she wear her brown dress or her mantle and hood?
The minute draws near,--but her watch may go wrong;
My heart will be asking, What keeps her so long?
"At The Turn Of The Road" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Those two old Bachelors ran quickly to the town
And asked for Sage and Onions as they wandered up and down;
They borrowed two large Onions, but no Sage was to be found
In the Shops, or in the Market, or in all the Gardens round.
"The Two Old Bachelors" by Edward Lear

In news:

With the stimulus underway and unemployment rising, we ask leading economic thinkers if it's time for a second round of help.
COLUMBIA — When the last graduate crossed the stage, Dianne Lynch, Stephens College's president, asked for one final round of applause for the students, now turned alumni.
Weiner has adamantly denied sending the original crotch pic tweet last month, but when asked last week whether the crotch seen round the world was his, he responded that he could not say with "certitude" it was not.
' To be fair, the song Jordan Rager was asked to sing was way out of his comfort zone, but a perfect fit for his Battle Rounds contender Naia Kete.
The Colorado Federation of Public Employees' Government Waste Hot Line started taking calls Wednesday, after Gov Bill Owens said he was asking workers for suggestions on making a second round of budget cuts.
Student Ryan Broadhead asks a question of Joseph Mwengea, a school principal in Kenya , and Emmanuel Mwengi, a pharmacist in Kenya , during a round table discussion at George White Elementary School in Laguna Niguel on Thursday.
But as there's not much 'roo bouncing 'round the US, we decided to ask other winemakers.
Well, a photo of her, and her prom date in 1976 has been making the rounds on the social networks, and we wanted to ask… who's the guy.
Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland apologized Tuesday to Dez Bryant for asking the Cowboys' first-round draft pick in a pre-draft interview if his mother was a prostitute .
After an initial round of questioning that lasted into the afternoon, Berman is asking follow-up questions based on the questionnaires after conferring with lawyers.
Last February, COMMENTARY asked BERNARD B FALL, RICHARD N GOODWIN, GEORGE McGOVERN, and JOHN P ROCHE to participate in a three-hour round-table discussion centering on the question of whether.
But because of how Brown stole the show, there was an obvious question to be asked Friday: What does all this mean for David Wilson, the running back who, just five months ago, the Giants spent their first- round pick on.
Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked Kagan about the (health care) law in a round-about way late today.
Someone asked Brendan Shanahan how much of an advantage it is for the Rangers to have ex-Devil Scott Gomez as they prepare to face New Jersey in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series tonight at the Prudential Center.
We annually round up sleepers from indie publishers for a late summer feature, but we have not made a regular habit of asking the bigger houses for their under-the-radar surprises.
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In science:

At each round, the algorithm chooses a query point q and asks for BT ∗ (q), which may connect some segments in the partial connectors.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
For p ∈ P fin (Ω), the integral RΩ Sn (ω , p)p(dω ) is interpreted as a sum, and so Sn (ω , p) is not required to be measurable in ω .) Intuitively, on each round of the game Forecaster is asked to give a probability forecast pn for the outcome ωn to be chosen by Reality.
Continuous and randomized defensive forecasting: unified view
At the end of Round 3, we also ask them how successfully they felt like they were able to come to consensus.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
It is then natural to consider the case of almost umbilical and almost Einstein hypersurfaces and ask if they are close to round spheres (in a sense to be precised).
A Remark on Almost Umbilical Hypersurfaces
More concretely, since it is known that assuming the UGC, Raghavendra’s SDP achieves the optimal approximation ratio for every CSP, it is natural to ask if the ‘‘random gaussian” rounding algorithm described in subsection 6.1 also achieves this ratio.
Explicit Optimal Hardness via Gaussian stability results
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