line of questioning

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Noun1.line of questioning - an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
line of reasoning, logical argument, argumentation, argument, line - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
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"And he was--ah--your--er--your--?" He paused, for he found it rather difficult to go on with that line of questioning while the girl's clear, beautiful eyes were looking straight into his.
I thought it was more than apparent from their line of questioning that none of the councillors had seen or been to the land before passing their decision.
THE concept of Joanna Briggs' book All Day Long: A Portrait Of Britain At Work (Serpent's Tail, PS14.99/PS6.02) is simple: select from a variety of professions, settle on a standard line of questioning, and see what happens.
WITH his cheeky line of questioning, innuendos and stories from the big red chair, we are rather big fans of Graham Norton.
The radio station was quick to tweet after the screen went black saying that Khloe's appearance was cut short due to Armytage's line of questioning.
I'm not a monkey" Film-maker Quentin Tarantino objects to the line of questioning adopted during a Channel 4 interview "These proposals are divisive, ill-thought-through and constitutionally wrong" Former defence secretary Liam Fox says he will vote against the proposed legislation for same-sex marriage "The best and the worst thing was the weather.
Hugh, who plays the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey, appeared "terrified" by her line of questioning, she said.
It is a line of questioning, of course, captain Broad could do without as he tries to fine-tune England's preparations for a campaign they will begin in earnest next week.
LaFrance's attorneys objected to the line of questioning by Pat James, the Little Rock lawyer who is defending Sorensen in a civil case filed by LaFrance Holdings.
Though officials were tightlipped about the line of questioning, sources said, he was asked about financial transactions and his dealings with certain firms.
specific line of questioning to be used to confirm suspected cases