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Question, vb. 1) to ask; absol.: “let me q. more in particular,” Hml. II, 2, 244. “you q. with a wicked tongue,” III, 4, 12. With a clause: “than q. how 'tis born,” Wint. I, 2, 433. V, 3, 139. With an accus. a) indicating the person asked: “my daughter will I q. how she loves you,” Wiv. III, 4, 94. “do you q. me for my simple true judgment?” Ado I, 1, 167. “q. him yourself,” I, 2, 20. As II, 4, 64. II, 7, 172. All's II, 1, 208. III, 5, 35. H4A II, 3, 106. II, 4, 33. H4B I, 3, 53. H5 II, 4, 31. V, 2, 211. Troil. III, 3, 42. Tit. II, 3, 48. Mcb. I, 5, 4. b) indicating the thing asked after: “to q. our delay,” H5 II, 4, 142. “--ed me the story of my life,” Oth. I, 3, 129. The thing asked after with of: “I am --ed by my fears of what may chance or breed upon our absence,” Wint. I, 2, 11. “I'll q. you of my lord's tricks,” Wint. I, 2, 11 “go we to the man that took him, to q. of his apprehension,” H6C III, 2, 122. “now will I q. Cassio of Bianca,” Oth. IV, 1, 94. “to q. me of your king's departure,” Per. I, 3, 12.
2) to examine, to inquire into by interrogatory: “give me leave to q.” Meas. V, 272. “q. your desires,” Mids. I, 1, 67. “q. your royal thoughts,” H4B V, 2, 91. “q. her proudly,” H6A I, 2, 62. “to every county where this is --ed send our letters,” H8 I, 2, 99. “and q. this most bloody piece of work,” Mcb. II, 3, 134. “I would thou grewest unto the shores o' the haven and --edst every sail,” Cymb. I, 3, 2. “yourself . . . cannot be --ed,” IV, 4, 34.
3) to doubt of: “it is not to be --ed that they had gathered a wise council to them,” H8 II, 4, 50.
4) to discuss, to consider, to reason: “nor dare I q. with my jealous thought where you may be,” Sonn. 57, 9. “let your reason with your choler q. what 'tis you go about,” H8 I, 1, 130. With of: “q. no further of the case, how or which way,” H6A II, 1, 72.
5) to talk, to converse: “after supper long he --ed with modest Lucrece,” Lucr. 122. “disarm them, and let them q.” Wiv. III, 1, 78. “think you q. with the Jew,” Merch. IV, 1, 70. “feed yourselves with --ing,” As V, 4, 144. “stay not to q., for the watch is coming,” Rom. V, 3, 158. “had I not brought the knowledge of your mistress home, I grant we were to q. further,” Cymb. II, 4, 52 (i. e. to fight a duel). Transitively, == to speak to: “with many holiday and lady terms he --ed me,” H4A I, 3, 47. “live you? or are you aught that man may q.?” Mcb. I, 3, 43. “it would be spoke to; q. it,” Hml. I, 1, 45 (Qq speak to it).
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