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 Meanings and Examples of QUESTIONABLE
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questionable
 a.  subject to question; admitting of being questioned; inviting, or seeming to invite, inquiry
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Well, I am a questionable gift," she said quietly.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
2  And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
3  I have always felt that there was something singular and questionable in this man's character, but the adventure of last night brings all my suspicions to a head.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
4  Frank had hoped she was only teasing or playing a joke on him, a joke of questionable taste, but he soon found she meant what she said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  Whether this whale belonged to the pod in advance, seemed questionable; for it is not customary for such venerable leviathans to be at all social.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
6  So far as institution and formation with relation to man are concerned, monasteries, which were good in the tenth century, questionable in the fifteenth, are detestable in the nineteenth.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
7  In the cloister, what is called the "government" is only an intermeddling with authority, an interference which is always questionable.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
8  He did not want to do without the painter's help, that was what he had decided, and this help did not seem in any way less questionable than that of the lawyer.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
9  Coming as the control did from without, perfect men and methods would have bettered all things; and even with imperfect agents and questionable methods, the work accomplished was not undeserving of commendation.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
10  Ethan sat speechless, not pretending to eat, but Mattie nibbled valiantly at her food and asked Zeena one or two questions about her visit to Bettsbridge.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
11  She teased him and favored him and asked him questions and answered them herself, so that he appeared very clever without having to say a word.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
12  As they progressed down the street, through the sucking mud, Scarlett bubbled over with questions and Peter answered them, pointing here and there with his whip, proud to display his knowledge.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
13  The ladies always felt a little odd when they besieged him with questions about styles, but they did it nevertheless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
14  It was the same at supper where they all plied him with questions about the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
15  It seemed to Scarlett that he was talking fervishly to keep them from asking questions he did not want to answer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  These kinds of questions often appear in the exam.
17  Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies.
18  Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
19  Animals are such agreeable friends --they ask no questions, they pass no criticism.
20  Ask no questions and you will be told no lies.
21  I don't want to pry , but I need to ask you one or two questions.
22  I was the first to ask him awkward questions but there'll be harder ones to come.
23  I'd like to ask you a few questions,if you don't mind.
24  Looking relaxed and rested, Simpson answered friendly questions from his defense attorney for nearly three hours.
25  Attorney Robert Rivas answers yes to both questions.
26  When I turned round, I found that she had whipped off to avoid awkward questions.
27  Anticipate any tough questions and rehearse your answers.
28  The teacher wants the children to feel confident about asking questions when they don't understand.
29  Please tell me some opinions on various social questions.
30  I think you'd better tell us why you're asking these questions.