The act or process of posing a question or making a request.(noun)
A request, or petition.(noun)
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Use "asking" in a sentence
"And my reason _for_ asking, was simply that, on Monday Mr. Moor here was _asking me_ about what a Lugger's expenses were, and I felt it silly not to be able to tell him the least about it: and I have felt so when some one asked me before: and that is why I asked you."
"It affects them in asking is this a job that I want anymore, is this a job we want them to have anymore, and by the way, here's all these new people lined up to come and say we want to work at Yahoo!."
"I looked at Rico, my expression asking him how could he do this."