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Under consideration, referring to the subject being discussed, as in No new facts have been discovered about the period in question. Shakespeare used this idiom in Cymbeline (1:1): “His father ... had, besides the gentleman in question, two other sons.” [c. 1600] Also see call in question.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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