To better see all uses of the word
Bleak House
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Used In
Bleak House
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Mr. Guppy lifts his eyebrows inquiringly and looks at Tony.
  • Addressing him by the name of Guppy, Mr. Kenge inquired whether Miss Summerson’s boxes and the rest of the baggage had been "sent round."
  • Mr. Tulkinghorn (standing by the old portmanteau) inquires if he has been dead any time.
  • I ventured to inquire, generally, before replying, what would happen if the money were not produced.
  • "Did you imply that he has children of his own, sir?" inquired Richard.
  • "Air you in the maydickle prayfession yourself, sir?" inquires the first.
  • You are impanelled here to inquire into the death of a certain man.
  • "And have the children looked after themselves at all, sir?" inquired Richard.
  • "Can you give the person of the house any information about this unfortunate creature, Snagsby?" inquires Mr. Tulkinghorn.
  • You sent me a message respecting the person whose writing I happened to inquire about.
  • I inquired of Mr. Skimpole.
  • "Where have you sprung up from?" inquires Mr. Guppy.
  • "Does the man generally sleep like this?" inquired the lawyer in a low voice.
  • "Did he take no legal proceedings?" inquired my guardian.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bayham Badger coming one afternoon when my guardian was not at home, in the course of conversation I naturally inquired after Richard.
  • Grandfather Smallweed inquires of Judy, Bart’s twin sister.
  • "Now, my friends," says Mr. Chadband, "we will inquire in a spirit of love—"
  • Let us, in a spirit of love, inquire.
  • Mr. Jarndyce inquired.
  • Mr. Guppy looks at his friend, repeating inquiringly, "The publichouse in the court?"
  • As I had not seen Peepy on the occasion of our last call (when he was not to be found anywhere, and when the cook rather thought he must have strolled away with the dustman’s cart), I now inquired for him again.
  • These answers and his manner were strange enough to cause my guardian to inquire of Mr. Woodcourt, as we all walked across Lincoln’s Inn together, whether Mr. Krook were really, as his lodger represented him, deranged.
  • Now I come to think of it," he looked inquiringly at us with his frankest smile as he made the discovery, "Vholes bribed me, perhaps?
  • "What do you mean?" inquired my guardian, almost sternly.
  • I was beginning when my mother hurriedly inquired, "Does HE suspect?"
  • To the Old Street Road we went and there inquired at Mrs. Guppy’s residence for Mrs. Guppy.
  • Grandfather Smallweed inquires, slowly rubbing his legs.
  • "Did you speak, Mr. George?" inquires the old man.
  • Mrs. Snagsby repeatedly inquires of herself.
  • "Did she die at ninety, guv’ner?" inquires Phil.
  • "What was your remark, my dear friend?" inquires the old man with his hand to his ear.
  • Mr. George inquires, getting his hat and thick wash-leather gloves.
  • "Airing yourself, as I am doing, before you go to bed?" the stationer inquires.
  • "Why, what’s the matter with you, Tony?" inquires Mr. Guppy, looking at him, snuffers in hand, as he sits down with his elbow on the table.
  • "Why do YOU come here?" inquires Mrs. Snagsby.
  • "Is this all you have to say?" inquires Lady Dedlock, having heard him out—or as nearly out as he can stumble.
  • It would be idle to inquire now why I never went close to the house or never went inside it.
  • Little Miss Flite, hearing a rumour that you were ill, made nothing of walking down here—twenty miles, poor soul, in a pair of dancing shoes—to inquire.
  • It may not be for me to say that I have been called, for some years now, Gentleman Turveydrop, or that his Royal Highness the Prince Regent did me the honour to inquire, on my removing my hat as he drove out of the Pavilion at Brighton (that fine building), ’Who is he?
  • I inquired.
  • I inquired.
  • Will you come tomorrow, my young friend, and inquire of this good lady where I am to be found to deliver a discourse unto you, and will you come like the thirsty swallow upon the next day, and upon the day after that, and upon the day after that, and upon many pleasant days, to hear discourses?
  • And what does she tell our young friend but that there has been a lady with a veil inquiring at her cottage after my dear Fitz Jarndyce’s health and taking a handkerchief away with her as a little keepsake merely because it was my amiable Fitz Jarndyce’s!
  • Noticing him at his distance, she turns an inquiring look on the other Mercury who has brought her home.
  • Allan looks at him inquiringly, repeating the name.
  • "What made him such a child?" inquired my guardian, rubbing his head, a little at a loss.
  • I told Ada I would make haste back and inquired of Charley as we went in whether there was not a gentleman with Mr. Jarndyce.
  • "For which, sir?" he inquired, clearing his throat.
  • Mr. Tulkinghorn had listened gravely to this complaint and inquires when the stationer has finished, "And that’s all, is it, Snagsby?"
  • "Do you consider him in present danger, sir?" inquires the trooper.
  • "And how do you find yourself, my poor lad?" inquires the stationer with his cough of sympathy.
  • "And what do YOU say," Mr. Tulkinghorn inquires, referring to it.
  • "Have you anything new to communicate, officer?" inquires Sir Leicester.
  • Mr. Bucket (still grave) inquires if to-morrow morning, now, would suit, in case he should be as for’ard as he expects to be.
  • Sir Leicester looks astounded and inquires, "Is the man in custody?"
  • "How is Sir Leicester now, Mr. George?" inquires Volumnia, adjusting her cowl over her head.
  • "Has he asked for me?" inquires Volumnia tenderly.
  • No occasion to inquire who YOUR father and mother is.
  • We were going to inquire in a shop when Ada said she thought it was near Chancery Lane.
  • My guardian had gone out to inquire about him and did not return to dinner.
  • "Liz," said I, "I have come a long way in the night and through the snow to inquire after a lady—"
  • "Pray, sir," says Lady Dedlock listlessly, "may I be allowed to inquire whether anything has passed between you and your son respecting your son’s fancy?"
  • "And who told YOU as there was anybody here?" inquired Jenny’s husband, who had made a surly stop in his eating to listen and now measured him with his eye.
  • "Do you generally put that elderly young gentleman in the same room when he’s on a visit here, Miss Summerson?" he inquired, glancing at Mr. Skimpole’s usual chamber.
  • "And that’s the lad, sir, is it?" he inquires, looking along the entry to where Jo stands staring up at the great letters on the whitewashed front, which have no meaning in his eyes.
  • For some moments, I was so lost in reconsidering what I had heard and seen in Newman Street that I was quite unable to talk to Caddy or even to fix my attention on what she said to me, especially when I began to inquire in my mind whether there were, or ever had been, any other gentlemen, not in the dancing profession, who lived and founded a reputation entirely on their deportment.
  • I inquired.
  • Mr. Guppy, who has an inquiring mind in matters of evidence and who has been suffering severely from the lassitude of the long vacation, takes that interest in the case that he enters on a regular crossexamination of the witness, which is found so interesting by the ladies that Mrs. Snagsby politely invites him to step upstairs and drink a cup of tea, if he will excuse the disarranged state of the tea-table, consequent on their previous exertions.
  • The world, which has been rumbling over the straw and pulling at the bell, "to inquire," begins to go home, begins to dress, to dine, to discuss its dear friend with all the last new modes, as already mentioned.
  • ) "I inquired because, coming from Lincolnshire, I of course have not yet been in town, and I thought some letters might have been sent down here.
  • "Yes," he says, "I inquired about the man, and found him.
  • ) inquired whether I was my father’s son, about which there was no dispute at all with any mortal creature.
  • "Really, when we are assured by Mr. Richard that he means to go at it and to do his best," nodding feelingly and smoothly over those expressions, "I would submit to you that we have only to inquire into the best mode of carrying out the object of his ambition.
  • Really surprised, my dear Miss Summerson?" he returned inquiringly, raising his pleasant eyebrows.
  • Mr. Vholes, after glancing at the official cat who is patiently watching a mouse’s hole, fixes his charmed gaze again on his young client and proceeds in his buttoned-up, half-audible voice as if there were an unclean spirit in him that will neither come out nor speak out, "What are you to do, sir, you inquire, during the vacation.
  • "My friends," he resumes after dabbing his fat head for some time— and it smokes to such an extent that he seems to light his pockethandkerchief at it, which smokes, too, after every dab—"to pursue the subject we are endeavouring with our lowly gifts to improve, let us in a spirit of love inquire what is that Terewth to which I have alluded.
  • "My little woman," said Mr. Snagsby, sitting down in the remotest corner by the door, as if he were taking a liberty, "it is not unlikely that you may inquire of me why Inspector Bucket, Mr. Woodcourt, and a lady call upon us in Cook’s Court, Cursitor Street, at the present hour.

  • There are no more uses of "inquire" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • Students should contact our office to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
  • I am here to inquire about the job.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading