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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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.
Given the line of questioning which essentially impugns Gadon rather than eliciting facts, ito ang nagpapatagal sa atin (this is the one delaying us),' Umali told reporters on Wednesday.
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.
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
Media watchdog Ofcom confirmed that viewers had complained to them about Kay's line of questioning, and it's understood Sky have also received complaints.
However, despite repeated requests from counties, the ECB have yet to provide clarification over the line of questioning.
The line of questioning from the bench was about as much a signal as you ever get that a case is going badly for a side," says Craig Christensen, a professor emeritus at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles who has long been active in gay and lesbian legal issues.
M either continued her line of questioning or asked her question again showing the value of her judgment.
Numerous press, studio personnel and critics were in attendance and the line of questioning reportedly veered to Peralta and Sam George's next project, a big wave surfing tale.
The Southern also noted: "The informant also told authorities that during a sermon on homosexuality, Steele said he was willing to go to jail for his beliefs, prompting another line of questioning by the FBI.