questioning (part of speech: verb)
disputing, interrogating, polling, catechizing, inquiring, surveying, querying, challenging, canvassing, investigating, seeking, cross-examining, examining, asking, delving, questioning, probing, quizzing, interpolating, exploring
thinking (part of speech: verb)
thought (part of speech: noun)
attention, concentration, cogitation, imagination, brain work, analysis, deliberation, wistfulness, intellection, envisioning, meditation, thought, cerebration, engrossment, brooding, consideration, reflection, evaluation, reasoning, calculation, pondering, absorption, lucubration, preoccupation, study, weighing, thinking, appraisal, musing, speculation, contemplation, daydreaming
speaking (part of speech: verb)
conversing (part of speech: verb)
- This the Lords had notice of, and were mad at it; and so continued debating without any design to yield to the Commons, till the King come in, and sent for the Commons, where the Speaker made a short but silly speech, about their giving Him L300, 000; and then the several Bills, their titles were read, and the King's assent signified in the proper terms, according to the nature of the Bills, of which about three or four were public Bills, and seven or eight private ones, the additional Bills for the building of the City and the Bill against Conventicles being none of them. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- This was the view of the case that Godfrey managed to keep before him pretty closely till midnight, and he went to sleep thinking that he had done with inward debating. - "Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe", George Eliot.
- Patients debating what course to follow often ask when they must leave home, what they should take with them, and how long they ought to remain at the hospital. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.