How much of the unbeliever's story he might safely believe he did not know; but as it afforded him an excuse for deserting the village and making for the north he was not inclined to cross-question
the Belgian too minutely.
Lady Janet settled herself in her chair, prepared to question and cross-question
her nephew, when an obstacle appeared at the other end of the library, in the shape of a man-servant with a message.
"No, no," Pulcheria Alexandrovna hurriedly interrupted, "you thought I was going to cross-question
you in the womanish way I used to; don't be anxious, I understand, I understand it all: now I've learned the ways here and truly I see for myself that they are better.
When Lem first begun to talk, and never said anything about speaking to Jubiter or trying to borrow a dog off of him, he was all alive and laying for Lem, and you could see he was getting ready to cross-question
him to death pretty soon, and then I judged him and me would go on the stand by and by and tell what we heard him and Jim Lane say.
They were allowed to leave the stand without being cross-questioned
I called there the other day and saw an old chap who questioned and cross-questioned
me until I wasn't sure whether I was on my head or my heels, and, after all, he told me to call again this afternoon for her address.
In this way he acquired a prodigious name and all ran after him; on other occasions, being very crafty, he would answer in such a way that the answers suited the questions; and as no one cross-questioned
him or pressed him to tell how his ape divined, he made fools of them all and filled his pouch.
Bulstrode, on being cross-questioned
, showed that Lydgate had spoken as no man would who had any attachment that could issue in matrimony.
Jane, on being cross-questioned
, refused to commit herself beyond the statement that it depended upon the gentleman, and also upon the oysters.
Washing my face in the morning caused much speculation at the village of Las Minas; a superior tradesman closely cross-questioned
me about so singular a practice; and likewise why on board we wore our beards; for he had heard from my guide that we did so.
It's quite bad enough to have worries and responsibilities laid on my unlucky shoulders that I never bargained for -- never mind what worries: they're not yours, they're mine -- without being questioned and cross-questioned
as if I was a witness in a box.
Every town-gate and village taxing-house had its band of citizen- patriots, with their national muskets in a most explosive state of readiness, who stopped all comers and goers, cross-questioned
them, inspected their papers, looked for their names in lists of their own, turned them back, or sent them on, or stopped them and laid them in hold, as their capricious judgment or fancy deemed best for the dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.