References in classic literature ?
Giry, why I shouldn't ask you what happened last night to make you and the inspector call in a municipal guard
That is not in my power," said the genie; "I am only the slave of the ring; you must ask the slave of the lamp.
Since," said D'Artagnan, "they have friends who ask it for them.
I suppose I am free to say or not to say who I am to two strangers who take a fancy to ask me.
While I was in love I was the happiest man on earth; but no one can love who has not a heart, and so I am resolved to ask Oz to give me one.
He felt a wish to speak to the stranger, but by the time he had made up his mind to ask him a question about the roads, the traveler had closed his eyes.
I know Glinda," remarked Dorothy, eating for dessert a dish of charlotte russe, "and when I see her again, I'll ask her to put another King in your place.
I assure your Majesty that I did not ask to be created," answered Jack.
If he is, will you kindly ask him to step out and speak to me?
Be so good as to write to Christie's for me, and ask them to send down a valuer to go through the pictures.
May I ask, Miss Jethro, to what circumstances you allude?
We have really but one doubt left: we have still to ask ourselves whether the remains which I discovered are the remains of the lost courier, or not.
I don't ask after your health," said the old gentleman; "your eyes answer me, my dear lady, before I can put the question.
We had better ask for some other vehicle," suggested Arnold.
I say that if you want really to know what justice is, you should not only ask but answer, and you should not seek honour to yourself from the refutation of an opponent, but have your own answer; for there is many a one who can ask and cannot answer.