open to question


: not known for sure : uncertain
Her intentions are open to question.
The author's exact meaning is open to question.

Examples of open to question in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But whether his explanation has helped or hurt his cause is open to question. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 30 May 2024 Whether such logic, and such a tranquil plea for moral decency, will lay the rumors to rest, and shame the rancorous, is open to question. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2024 But the gesture’s sincerity was open to question, because Mobutu himself helped ensure Lumumba’s death, ordering him to be flown handcuffed to a secessionist province where he was shot by firing squad, his body then dismembered and dissolved in acid. Michela Wrong, The Atlantic, 23 Oct. 2023 Whether there is still a place for the steady intellectual grind is open to question. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 Yet how much core GOP voters are willing to listen to Christie is open to question. John McCormick, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2023 Under these circumstances, an American commitment to fight for Ukraine would be open to question. Justin Logan and Joshua Shifrinson, Foreign Affairs, 7 July 2023 Quite why this is happening is open to question: the World Cup, doubtless, has something to do with it. Rory Smith, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2023 Certain things just seemed intuitively true, no longer open to question. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Nov. 2022

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“Open to question.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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