Even when the East excited me most, even when I was most keenly aware of its superiority to the bored, sprawling, swollen towns beyond the Ohio, with their interminable inquisitions which spared only the children and the very old — even then it had always for me a quality of distortion.
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What was expected to be a quick confirmation hearing turned into an inquisition.
a general inquisition into his reputation and conduct