Ask in a sentence

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Definition of Ask

  • To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
  • To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
  • To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
  • To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
  • To publish in church for marriage; -- said of both the banns and the persons.
  • To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
  • To make inquiry, or seek by request; -- sometimes followed by after.
  • A water newt.
  • make a request or demand for something to somebody
  • consider obligatory; request and expect
  • direct or put; seek an answer to
  • address a question to and expect an answer from
  • require or ask for as a price or condition
  • make a date
  • require as useful, just, or proper

How to use ask in a sentence. Ask pronunciation.

I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
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I must ask thee how is thy friend Ebn Ezra Bey?
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He asked the question as a man might ask another if he had never visited Paris.
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Presently the Prince sent Higli Pasha to ask his nearer presence.
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Her safety and his promise were the new factor which changed the equation for which Kaid would presently ask the satisfaction.
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I come to ask for work to do with thee.
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I come to ask thee to save my life, and then to give me work.
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It would seem so, though I ask pardon if it be not so-wilt thou not urge his Excellency to restore me to Kaid's favour?
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If that is so, I ask thee to speak for me to his Excellency.
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Kaid will give him his life if the Inglesi asks.
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I came alone as one would come to the tent of a Bedouin chief whose son one had slain, and ask for food and safety.
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Please feel free to ask to check the status of your state.
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If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.
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We were so starved that we ate up the rest of the Brigade's provisions, and then set out to Carson to tell them about it and ask their forgiveness.
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Besides, I suit the Wenches with such Gallants as are of their own Complexions, and are the best liking to 'em; and in all difficult Cases which happen, they still ask my advice, for giving which, I often get a double Fee.
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The Lady had made all things ready for the Entertaining her Gallant; a Splendid Banquet being provided for him before he went to his Amorous Engagement; and being just ready to call him in, her Husband (who had been concealed near the House for some time, and seen the suspected Gallant walk to and fro in the Street,) suddenly enters the House, and finding such a Banquet ready prepared, no longer doubted but it was to entertain him; and therefore hastily calls for his Wife, and asks her the meaning of those Preparations, and who that Banquet was design'd for?
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But your own Conscience will tell you, if you dare ask it the Question, that it has been the Business of my whole Life, since I have been married to you, to carry my self towards you as a loving and a vertuous Wife ought to do to her Husband; and have done all that lay in my Power to contribute to your Satisfaction.
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And the better to enable you to detect her in her Lewd Practices, when you have seen her Hous'd a little while, you may go in after her; altho' without a Particular Recommendation, you will hardly be admitted; and therefore if you please to ask for the Gentlewoman of the House, and tell her you was directed thither by _Tom Stanhop_, to take a Survey of the Ladies in the Dining-Room, she will straight let you see 'em; and after that, you may proceed as you please; and can no longer doubt of the Truth of what I say, if you will but believe your own Eyes.
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And coming to the Goldsmith's Shop, he pulls his Ring off of his Finger, and asks him what he'll give him for't: The Goldsmith having look'd upon it, told him he'd give him Seventy Guineas for it.
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But since the Goldsmith's being out of Town was such a Disappointed as cou'd not be fore-seen, & yet had been extreamly serviceable to him in the Enjoyment of his Mistress, he goes to the Old Bawd, and gives her an Account of what had pass'd, and asks her further how he must proceed in getting of his Ring again, without repaying of the Fifty Guineas?
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Examples of Ask

Example #1
I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
Example #2
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Example #3
I am glad thee did find all he said was true, and that in Damascus thee was able to set a mark by my uncle's grave.
Example #4
Now what more to be set down?
Example #5
And here it is between man and man-is it that you would say?
Example #6
He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.