asking asking  /ˈæ skɪŋ/


  • (n) the verbal act of requesting


  1. Asking permission is one of the main principles.
  2. A few months shy of her 12th birthday, Margaret Simon is starting school in a new town and asking God some serious questions.
  3. When the cops started asking questions, Dahmer was able to convince the police that it was merely a lovers' quarrel.


  1. Bill would prohibit docs from asking patients about guns

    Health organizations said a Wisconsin bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they own guns would interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. The bill was proposed last week by Republican Rep. Michael Schraa, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Schraa said the decision to own a firearm is a personal one, and that patients shouldn't be subject to harassment ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

  2. Indiana teachers asking Glenda Ritz to support Common Core

    A group of Indiana teachers is asking School Superintendent Glenda Ritz to support national Common Core education standards.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  3. Police asking for public's help in identifying outbuilding thieves

    The Gaston County Police Department is asking for the public's help in gathering information about a rash of thefts from residential outbuildings.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WBTV Charlotte


  1. "We are paying a high price for keeping our country safe, for making our world a safer place and we should keep asking why we are there and how long we must be there," he said. "We are there because the Afghans are not yet ready to keep their...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: The Guardian

  2. "I have carefully studied the Iraq situation, and believe we cannot continue asking our troops to sacrifice indefinitely while the Iraqi government is not making measurable progress to move its country forward," Domenici said.
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Pete Domenici Source: ABC News

  3. "I want to make this clear. I support their cause," O'Brien said of the writers. "These are very talented, very creative people who work extremely hard. I believe what they're asking for is fair."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Conan O Brien Source: Forbes

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pivotal pivotal
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