I was going to retort with an inquiry, and had got as far as "Why—" when Joe stopped me.
Which appeared to me to be an inquiry of unnecessary strength.
I could answer this inquiry with a better heart than I had been able to find for the other question, and I said I was quite willing.
When she had exhausted a torrent of such inquiries, she threw a candlestick at Joe, burst into a loud sobbing, got out the dustpan,—which was always a very bad sign,—put on her coarse apron, and began cleaning up to a terrible extent.
Now, you are distinctly to understand that you are most positively prohibited from making any inquiry on this head, or any allusion or reference, however distant, to any individual whomsoever as the individual, in all the communications you may have with me.
I looked about me, but there appeared to be now no possible escape from the inquiry, "Have-I—anything to receive, sir?"
As I could not sit there nodding at him perpetually, without making some other attempt to interest him, I shouted at inquiry whether his own calling in life had been "the Wine-Coopering."
The time when one would be due where we lay, wherever that might be, could be calculated pretty nearly, if we made inquiries beforehand.
The person stopped, when he stopped to make inquiry of me, and the person took this way when he took this way.
I had always proposed to myself to get him well down the river in the boat; certainly well beyond Gravesend, which was a critical place for search or inquiry if suspicion were afoot.
This unexpected inquiry put me into such a difficulty that I began saying in the absurdest way that if there had been any such person I had no doubt she would have been quite well and would have been very much obliged and would have sent her compliments, when the nurse came to my rescue.
Muttering that I would make the inquiry whether I had time to walk with him, I went into the office, and ascertained from the clerk with the nicest precision and much to the trying of his temper, the earliest moment at which the coach could be expected,—which I knew beforehand, quite as well as he.
His uneasiness increasing instead of subsiding, after a quarter of an hour’s consideration, he set off for the coach-office with Startop, who volunteered his company, to make inquiry when the next coach went down.
There are no more uses of "inquiry" in the book.
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They created a commission of inquiry to look into the matter.
The official inquiry has ended, but the press continues to ask questions.