Definition of Calling into question

1. Noun. A challenge to defend what someone has said.

Exact synonyms: Demand For Explanation
Generic synonyms: Challenge



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calling Into Question

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calling
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calling into question (current term)
calling name
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Literary usage of Calling into question

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1. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"... been founded on a construction of the laws of the state, without calling into question the constitution of the United States or any act of Congress. ..."

2. A Strategy for Assessing Science: Behavioral and Social Research on Aging by Irwin Feller, Paul C. Stern (2007)
"Research can generate widespread interest in various ways, including developing new lines of theory, raising new research questions, calling into question ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of International Law (1921)
"... have the effect of calling into question the Japanese proposal which provides that a vessel may receive a certain quantity of coal in a neutral port. ..."

4. The Law in Business Problems: Cases and Other Materials for the Study of by Lincoln Frederick Schaub, Nathan Isaacs (1921)
"We are, therefore, to deal with the question presented as calling into question the corporate act, and not involving any suggestion of an excess or abuse of ..."

5. The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford by Horace Walpole, Peter Cunningham (1891)
"... over their mean desertion or neglect of you, by calling into question the validity of your marriage, and consequently of the birth of your children. ..."

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