I should be the first to say ’qu’on se trompe,’ but unfortunately I was an eye-witness, and was also on the commission of inquiry.
But he had merely muttered something disconnected about "making inquiries," and that "of course it was all nonsense."
I made inquiries and found that Rogojin himself could not possibly have come in, because all our doors were locked for the night.
The same that he had seen in the crowd that morning at the station, the same that he had surprised in Rogojin’s rooms some hours later, when the latter had replied to his inquiry with a sneering laugh, "Well, whose eyes were they?"
We awoke him for further inquiries, and had the greatest difficulty in making him understand what was up.
On inquiry, it turned out that Rogojin visited the old lady in town at almost the same moment when Nastasia declared that she had seen him in the garden; so that the whole thing turned out to be an illusion on her part.
But it so happened that the prince called at Hippolyte’s house later on, and heard from his mother that she had been in town all day, and had there received a visit from Rogojin, who had made inquiries about Pavlofsk.
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.