question mark

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n question mark a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”
  • Mistinguett
    Mistinguett
    “A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.”

Usage

In literature:

He afterwards won several places by answering questions, and at the end of the lesson was marked about half-way up the form.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
But the question is after all beside the mark; we shall see what happened when the Greeks arrived.
"The Religious Experience of the Roman People" by W. Warde Fowler
If anyone should stick a knife in Jo, he'd only make a question mark of his eyebrow and give a wondering smile.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
This was so marked that Edith questioned him.
"The Riflemen of the Miami" by Edward S. Ellis
Rare questions from her mother, brief replies marked the meal.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Mark Ventmore, growing restless at last, turned to Field and asked a question.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Suppose he asked to look at Mark's, and saw it there, and questioned him, as of course he would!
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
The two men in question had this expression strongly marked.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
An interrogation mark follows a direct question.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
We will approach the question by tracing the historic movement of Liberal thought through certain well-marked phases.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
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In poetry:

The following questions put to the
As scripture-marks, may tell
And shew, what'er thy failings be,
Thy Husband loves thee well.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Thee, when young Spring first questioned Winter's sway,
And dared the sturdy blusterer to the fight,
Thee on this bank he threw
To mark his victory.
"To An Early Primrose" by Henry Kirke White
Well, little was said—just a question or two
At the driver. But all taking place in the dark
Gave him room to deny, so it past from view,
And all that is left is that simple mark.
"Duncan Weir" by Alexander Anderson
I've speer't ye some questions, I'll speer ye anither,
What ails ye man, Sammy, at Britain, yer mither?
Mark weel what she says when ye're cursin' an' craikin',
"I'll juist hae to gie that wild laddie a paikin'."
"Nuts To Crack For Cousin Sam" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Ford's chance of re-election remains a question mark .
Astros gave up a question mark , got another back.
Drivers Get a Question Mark .
All Blogs On The Download The other Question Mark : "96 Tears".
60's rocker Question Mark , of Clio, rehearses with his band the Mysterians in this 2002 photo.
SAGINAW, MI — Question Mark , looking back on 50 years as a Mysterian, was almost philosophical as he raised more questions than he answered.
Cool Kids, Question Mark , Slutter, and more.
With a Period, Not a Question Mark The Nation.
Atlantic Yards Becomes a Question Mark .
If Question Mark and the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (as in "you're gonna cry 96 tears … cry, cry, cry,") isn't the greatest two minutes and 57 seconds ever to emerge from a garage in Bay City, Michigan, please say what is.
This show's topics are: Frenemies Senator " Question Mark " A Taxing Situation Tax Cap Flap A "Giant" Mess New Plan for MTA.
Alexi Ogando looking like a massive question mark for Rangers heading into playoffs.
Donovan's quad a question mark for Motagua match.
In truth, it's Mr Romney, Mr Ryan and the GOP who have put a giant question mark over the future of the economy and over all Americans.
Broncos cornerback Chris Harris still a question mark against Falcons.
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In science:

We observe that glueing also extends to morphisms of marked surfaces which preserves the ordered pair ((p− , v− ), (p+ , v+ )), by using glueing maps which are compatible with the morphism in question.
Geometric construction of modular functors from Conformal Field Theory
Numbers followed by question marks indicate guesses.
TeV mu Neutrinos from Young Neutron Stars
Question marks in the table follow not–yet–proved statements, mostly based on model predictions.
Chemical processes in star forming regions
The statistics generated from the raw data are sensitive to the marking applied to the answers provided to each question.
Concerning the Feasibility of Example-driven Modelling Techniques
M) ⊕ (?) where we have left the final part a question mark because we assume that there must exist forms that are neither exact nor coexact, but we don’t know what kind of forms they are.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
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