question (n.)
argument, contention, dispute
Ham II.ii.339[Rosencrantz to Hamlet, of the child players] that cry out on the top of question [possibly, 'with maximum noise']
Ham II.ii.355[Rosencrantz to Hamlet] the poet and the player went to cuffs in the question
Ham V.ii.369[Horatio to Ambassadors and Fortinbras] so jump upon this bloody question
KL I.iii.14[Gonerill to Oswald, of serving Lear negligently] I'd have it come to question
MM II.iv.90[Angelo to Isabella, of any other way of saving Claudio's life] I subscribe not that, nor any other, / But in the loss of question [i.e. in the absence of further argument; or: for the sake of argument]
MV IV.i.169[Duke to Portia as Balthasar] Are you acquainted with the difference / That holds this present question in the court?
TNK III.i.113[Arcite to Palamon] I am persuaded this question ... / By bleeding must be cured
TNK III.i.55[Arcite to Palamon] Your question's with your equal
TNK III.vi.222[Theseus to Emilia, of Palamon and Arcite] They'd fight about you, hourly bring your honour / In public question with their swords
TNK V.i.127[Palamon praying to Venus] Give me the victory of this question
TNK V.iii.17.1[Theseus to Emilia] You are ... the prize and garland / To crown the question's title [i.e. the right to Emilia which is the subject of dispute]
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