Even Chris Wallace finally felt the need to ask him the “who do you think you are kidding?”
On Tuesday night, the people who know Cianci best decided that they know him a little too well to ask him back to lead their city.
I stand today in absentia with Julian Assange in London and I ask the judge to grant him his release.
The way to think about this new Facebook messaging service is not to ask yourself "Would I use it?"
I ask when I first meet Ware in the parking lot of a Walmart in San Leandro, California.
I ask you to share with me today the majesty of this moment.
ask the young noble, who has been to him as a father; and his response will be 'Anaxagoras.'
And then, in the face of that, you ask me if her life is of such consequence to me?
But I kept looking and after awhile I was able to sit up and ask what hit me.
Just pass it over lightly if they ask you anything about it.
Old English ascian "ask, call for an answer; make a request," from earlier ahsian, from Proto-Germanic *aiskojan (cf. Old Saxon escon, Old Frisian askia "request, demand, ask," Middle Dutch eiscen, Dutch eisen "to ask, demand," Old High German eiscon "to ask (a question)," German heischen "to ask, demand"), from PIE *ais- "to wish, desire" (cf. Sanskrit icchati "seeks, desires," Armenian aic "investigation," Old Church Slavonic iskati "to seek," Lithuanian ieškau "to seek").
Form in English influenced by a Scandinavian form of the word (cf. Danish æske; the Old English would have evolved by normal sound changes into ash, esh, which was a Midlands and s.w. England dialect form). Modern dialectal ax is as old as Old English acsian and was an accepted literary variant until c.1600. Related: Asked; asking. Old English also had fregnan/frignan which carried more directly the sense of "question, inquire," and is from PIE root *prek-, the common source of words for "ask" in most Indo-European languages (see pray). If you ask me "in my opinion" is attested from 1910. Asking price is attested from 1755.