Noun(1) a questioner who is excessively harsh(2) an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
(1) I was hired on the spot because my inquisitor thought I evidenced a degree of cheekiness that would ensure my survival as her underling.(2) Well, the inquisitor in our party was curious about the specifics of the policy, and jokingly needled the ranger about the prohibition.(3) Having heard their confessions, the inquisitor could impose a penance or punishment, which ranged from wearing yellow crosses to indicate that a witness had been guilty of heretical activities, to being burned alive at the stake.(4) He laughed nervously, buying time by saying ├ö├ç├┐thanks├ö├ç├û to his inquisitor , then he managed one example.(5) The Prime Minister merely looked ahead, eyes and jaw grimly fixed, and uncharacteristically ignored his inquisitor .(6) To top it all off, the disgraced former councillor accused his inquisitors of dragging his family into the process.(7) This is far from the first time that BBC sources have turned out to have suspect backgrounds and/or motives - either unnoticed or undeclared by our fearless BBC inquisitors .(8) For these kindly inquisitors , all romantic beginnings set the full context for everything that followed (never mind what really happened as the couple came to truly know each other).(9) Many of my inquisitors have been young people who are seriously historically and politically clueless.(10) My friend was dragged off in his underwear to face the university inquisitors .(11) That all sounds great, say his inquisitors , who must be exchanging puzzled glances and looking incredulous during this, but it's not really you, is it?(12) He completely nailed his inquisitors , so much so, that they've pulled the testimony off the Congressional website.(13) This book, and others like it, instructed inquisitors on how to spot a witch and on which questions to ask in order to elicit the 'right' answers.(14) ├ö├ç├┐The answer is no, I am not interested, and it gets very tiresome to have it brought up all the time,├ö├ç├û Andrew told a cowering gang of inquisitors .(15) With almost no more native and very few foreign Protestants to prosecute, inquisitors began to target other sorts of religious 'deviants'.(16) Alright, say my more astute inquisitors , why not go the whole hog and adopt my mother's surname or even my granny's, etc etc?
(1) inquisitor :: inkwisiteur
1. interrogator ::
Different Formsinquisitor, inquisitorial, inquisitors
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