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inquiry
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

49 uses
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Definition the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • "Go on, go on, sir," replied the king; "you have to-day earned the right to make inquiries here."
    Chapters 11-12 (30% in)
  • "How could that bring me into trouble, sir?" asked Dantes; "for I did not even know of what I was the bearer; and the emperor merely made such inquiries as he would of the first comer.
    Chapters 1-2 (31% in)
  • "It is reported your political opinions are extreme," said Villefort, who had never heard anything of the kind, but was not sorry to make this inquiry, as if it were an accusation.
    Chapters 7-8 (21% in)
  • Without any inquiry, without any formality?
    Chapters 7-8 (76% in)
  • All the formalities have been gone through; the inquiry is already made.
    Chapters 7-8 (76% in)
  • Villefort thus forestalled any danger of an inquiry, which, however improbable it might be, if it did take place would leave him defenceless.
    Chapters 13-14 (27% in)
  • Faria bent on him his penetrating eye: "I regret now," said he, "having helped you in your late inquiries, or having given you the information I did."
    Chapters 17-18 (36% in)
  • The inquiries soon commenced.
    Chapters 19-20 (52% in)
  • A mournful answer awaited each of Edmond's eager inquiries as to the information Jacopo had obtained.
    Chapters 25-26 (19% in)
  • The priest gazed on the person addressing him with a long and searching gaze—there even seemed a disposition on his part to court a similar scrutiny on the part of the inn-keeper; then, observing in the countenance of the latter no other expression than extreme surprise at his own want of attention to an inquiry so courteously worded, he deemed it as well to terminate this dumb show, and therefore said, speaking with a strong Italian accent, "You are, I presume, M. Caderousse?"
    Chapters 25-26 (56% in)
  • On his first inquiry he was told, with the impertinence peculiar to hired hackney-coachmen and inn-keepers with their houses full, that there was no room for him at the Hotel de Londres.
    Chapters 31-32 (95% in)
  • Yes, your excellency; but if your reason for inquiry is that you may procure a window to view it from, you are much too late.
    Chapters 33-34 (94% in)
  • Smuggling is a profitable trade, when a certain degree of vigor and intelligence is employed; as for myself, brought up in the mountains, I had a double motive for fearing the gendarmes and custom-house officers, as my appearance before the judges would cause an inquiry, and an inquiry always looks back into the past.
    Chapters 43-44 (55% in)
  • Smuggling is a profitable trade, when a certain degree of vigor and intelligence is employed; as for myself, brought up in the mountains, I had a double motive for fearing the gendarmes and custom-house officers, as my appearance before the judges would cause an inquiry, and an inquiry always looks back into the past.
    Chapters 43-44 (55% in)
  • One only chance was left me, that of beseeching the magistrate before whom I was taken to cause every inquiry to be made for the Abbe Busoni, who had stopped at the inn of the Pont du Gard on that morning.
    Chapters 45-46 (23% in)
  • My first duty, directly I had succeeded in recalling the babe to life, was to restore it to its mother; but, in order to do so, I must have made close and careful inquiry, which would, in all probability, have led to my own apprehension; and I clung to life, partly on my sister's account, and partly from that feeling of pride inborn in our hearts of desiring to come off untouched and victorious in the execution of our vengeance.
    Chapters 45-46 (41% in)
  • Make the requisite inquiries for a place of this description, and when you have met with an eligible spot, visit it, and if it possess the advantages desired, purchase it at once in your own name.
    Chapters 45-46 (71% in)
  • I made inquiries, and found that the house in the Champs Elysees is his own property, and certainly it was very decently kept up.
    Chapters 45-46 (75% in)
  • The two notaries looked at each other in mute astonishment and inquiry as to what were the real intentions of the testator.
    Chapters 59-60 (35% in)
  • Then, to justify myself, I should say that you gave me the money; this would cause inquiries, it would be found that I left Toulon without giving due notice, and I should then be escorted back to the shores of the Mediterranean.
    Chapters 63-64 (94% in)
  • Being a man who knew that the former of these symptoms was one of the inherent penalties of womanhood, he did not then press his inquiries, but waited for a more appropriate opportunity when he should again interrogate her, or receive an avowal proprio motu.
    Chapters 65-66 (6% in)
  • The Inquiry.
    Chapters 69-70 (0% in)
  • M. de Villefort replied by ordering the strictest inquiries to be made respecting these two persons; his orders were executed, and the following evening he received these details:— "The abbe, who was in Paris only for a month, inhabited a small two-storied house behind Saint-Sulpice; there were two rooms on each floor and he was the only tenant.
    Chapters 69-70 (3% in)
  • Paris, you can understand, is astonished at the sight of such unusual splendor, and the police have made inquiries.
    Chapters 69-70 (67% in)
  • Noirtier let his head fall upon his chest, apparently overwhelmed and thoughtful; then he closed one eye, in token of inquiry.
    Chapters 71-72 (57% in)
  • Make inquiry.
    Chapters 73-74 (45% in)
  • Inquiry was made, and it was ascertained that, by a strange coincidence, this carriage contained the corpse of the Marquis de Saint-Meran, and that those who had come thinking to attend one funeral would follow two.
    Chapters 73-74 (75% in)
  • Have you made inquiry?
    Chapters 75-76 (87% in)
  • Determined to bear it no longer, she arose and left the room; saying she would go and make some inquiries into the cause of his sudden disappearance.
    Chapters 77-78 (56% in)
  • The next morning he left that inn as he had left the Hotel des Princes, without being noticed, walked down the Faubourg St. Antoine, along the boulevard to Rue Menilmontant, and stopping at the door of the third house on the left looked for some one of whom to make inquiry in the porter's absence.
    Chapters 81-82 (15% in)
  • President,—I can furnish the committee of inquiry into the conduct of the Lieutenant-General the Count of Morcerf in Epirus and in Macedonia with important particulars.'
    Chapters 85-86 (72% in)
  • Shall further inquiries be made?
    Chapters 85-86 (96% in)
  • '—'Yes,' replied all the members of the committee of inquiry with a unanimous voice.
    Chapters 85-86 (99% in)
  • I went, of course, to the chief banker of the town to make inquiries.
    Chapters 87-88 (11% in)
  • "Make inquiries, Albert, but do not be angry without reason; make inquiries, and if it be true"— "Oh, yes, if it be true," cried the young man, "he shall pay me all I have suffered."
    Chapters 87-88 (13% in)
  • "Make inquiries, Albert, but do not be angry without reason; make inquiries, and if it be true"— "Oh, yes, if it be true," cried the young man, "he shall pay me all I have suffered."
    Chapters 87-88 (13% in)
  • It appears to me that when about to marry your daughter to a young man, it is right to make some inquiries respecting his family; it is not only a right, but a duty.
    Chapters 87-88 (28% in)
  • They never overtook the chimerical friend, yet Andrea frequently inquired of people on foot whom he passed and at the inns which were not yet closed, for a green cabriolet and bay horse; and as there are a great many cabriolets to be seen on the road to the Low Countries, and as nine-tenths of them are green, the inquiries increased at every step.
    Chapters 97-98 (44% in)
  • Compiegne, that royal residence and fortified town, is well furnished with authorities, gendarmes, and commissaries of police; they therefore began operations as soon as the telegraphic despatch arrived, and the Bell and Bottle being the best-known hotel in the town, they had naturally directed their first inquiries there.
    Chapters 97-98 (75% in)
  • "Now, sir," continued Morrel, "in these days no one can disappear by violent means without some inquiries being made as to the cause of her disappearance, even were she not a young, beautiful, and adorable creature like Valentine.
    Chapters 103-104 (15% in)
  • "Oh," said Villefort, inexpressibly delighted to think that the inquiries were to be made by him alone,—"oh, be satisfied, I can understand my father."
    Chapters 103-104 (26% in)
  • Debray, instead of answering, allowed her to remain in an attitude of nervous inquiry.
    Chapters 105-106 (60% in)
  • Oh, as for that, I have made inquiries respecting the diligences and steamboats, and my calculations are made.
    Chapters 105-106 (82% in)
  • Madame de Villefort had multiplied her questions in order to gain one answer, but to all her inquiries M. de Villefort remained mute and cold as a statue.
    Chapters 107-108 (76% in)
  • "Talking of that," said Debray, "Madame was making inquiries about that house, which for the last three months has been hung with black."
    Chapters 109-110 (26% in)
  • Come, let us endeavor to get to the end of our story, Beauchamp; I told you that yesterday Madame made inquiries of me upon the subject; enlighten me, and I will then communicate my information to her.
    Chapters 109-110 (29% in)
  • "The sitting is adjourned, gentlemen," said the president; "fresh inquiries will be made, and the case will be tried next session by another magistrate."
    Chapters 109-110 (98% in)
  • But the night was cold, dull, and rainy, and it was much more pleasant for a traveller to remain in the warm carriage than to put his head out of the window to make inquiries of a postilion whose only answer was "Non capisco."
    Chapters 113-114 (76% in)
  • He intended taking advantage of the opportunity to make fresh inquiries of the new conductor; but the horses were unharnessed, and others put in their places, without any one claiming money from the traveller.
    Chapters 113-114 (78% in)

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