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pose a question

to ask a question; to imply the need for asking a question. Genetic research poses many ethical questions. My interviewer posed a hypothetical question.
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pose as someone

to pretend to be someone else. The impostor posed as the president of the company. My twin posed as me while I went on vacation.
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pose as someone or something

to pretend to be someone or a type of person. I posed as Gerald and got the job. I posed as a nurse and got a job at a summer camp.
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pose for someone or something

to assume a posture appropriate to the subject of a photograph or painting. Paul wanted me to pose for him, but I declined. Will you pose for my painting?
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strike a pose

to position oneself in a certain posture. Bob struck a pose in front of the mirror to see how much he had bulked up. Lisa walked into the room and struck a pose, hoping she would be noticed.
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strike a ˈpose/an ˈattitude

sit, stand or lie in a position in order to attract attention: He was striking a pose, leaning against the ship’s rail.
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Specifically, the aims of the present study were: (a) to measure efficacy in problem posing and ability in problem posing of fifth and sixth grade students and examine for possible differences by grade, (b) to look for possible relationships between any pair of the following variables: efficacy in problem posing, ability in problem posing, and mathematics achievement, and examine whether efficacy in problem posing could predict ability in problem posing and mathematics achievement, (c) to examine the quality of the problems posed by students in each of the four tasks and the relative difficulty met by students in constructing problems from each of those tasks.
In these cases the brackets are used in inappropriate ways, suggesting that students who posed these problems have a limited understanding of the hierarchy of mathematical operations.
At the end of each session, we posed a question based on the lesson for the students to respond in their journals, as mentioned in each of the above sections.
Always posed against the same wall (sometimes painted with scenic views, sometimes decorated with bung fabrics), Fosso elaborates an experimental process of self-invention and playacting inspired by popular-magazine imagery.
2002) (police officer shot unarmed man who posed no threat).
More than 20 million people lived in counties with much higher risk, exceeding 100 in 1 million, and localized "hot spots" posed an even higher risk within some counties.
features an environmental portrait of Allstate's CEO incongruously posed in the middle of a lonely, twisting country road, his hands in his pockets.
The book contends that these responses have been at work for the last two centuries, that men have met recurrent challenges to their masculinity - challenges posed by a disappearing frontier, changing working environments, burgeoning bureaucracies, political impotence, working and voting women - by employing one or all of these strategies.
But some of the risks we attempt to reduce or eliminate in the nursing home setting aren't quite as apparent as those posed by medication errors or falls.
The asbestos removal "permanently eliminated the defect in the boiler house," but after encapsulation "to the extent that the existence of asbestos in the warehouse posed a threat .
In a press conference today at Washington National Airport, Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for TSA, Kip Hawley, noted that the agency had completed significant research into the threat posed by liquid explosives and acknowledged the need to make travel as easy as possible for passengers within the framework of securing the air travel system.
The actress, who has been in news ever since the star cast was announced for the movie, posed in various provocative poses for the cover page of the magazine.
In her latest display, she donned a stunning gold strapless dress and posed with a group of sailors before a party on rap idol P Diddy's yacht.
New York, April 13 (ANI): Israeli model Bar Refaeli was pictured in a variety of swimsuits as she posed for a photo shoot for a magazine with tanned and toned men of the MTV reality TV show 'Jersey Shore'.
Then she headed through the temporary kitchen to puff in a parking lot, where she playfully posed for photos with the cooks.