in question


used to indicate the specific thing that is being discussed or referred to
The painting in question is by Rembrandt.
What is in question is not the candidate's private life but her policies.
Where were you on the Sunday in question?
: in a state of doubt or uncertainty
His suitability for the job is in question.
The results of the study are in question.

Examples of in question in a Sentence

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“In question.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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