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David Copperfield
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  • Several gentlemen were much affected; and a third questioner, forcing himself to the front, inquired with extreme feeling:
  • I inquired, provisionally.
  • ’With no one else?’ inquires Miss Larkins.
  • ’All the way where?’ inquired the carrier.
  • The carrier looked at me, as if to inquire if she were coming back.
  • ’Where’s there?’ inquired the carrier.
  • Miss Betsey, looking round the room, slowly and inquiringly, began on the other side, and carried her eyes on, like a Saracen’s Head in a Dutch clock, until they reached my mother.
  • In my dread of the end of the vacation and their coming back, I could not read a boy’s name, without inquiring in what tone and with what emphasis HE would read, ’Take care of him.
  • ’What name?’ inquired the lady.
  • But I can’t always look at him — I know him without that white thing on, and I am afraid of his wondering why I stare so, and perhaps stopping the service to inquire — and what am I to do?
  • I could not disguise from myself, or from the waiter, that this was an uncomfortable coincidence, and inquired how it was done.
  • ’What can have put such a person in your head?’ inquired my mother.
  • I was so far from being warned off from Peggotty’s society, that, provided I was not in Mr. Murdstone’s, I was never sought out or inquired for.
  • I inquired, after drinking the toast in a wine-glass.
  • I inquired about my aunt among the boatmen first, and received various answers.
  • ’What’s that?’ inquired my aunt.
  • Neither did I like to say, that I hoped he had not been too communicative to Uriah; or to inquire if they had talked much about me.
  • I cannot say — I really cannot say — that I was glad to see Mr. Micawber there; but I was glad to see him too, and shook hands with him, heartily, inquiring how Mrs. Micawber was.
  • I inquired, alarmed.
  • ’Allow me to inquire, Miss Trotwood,’ interposed Miss Murdstone, ’whom you are pleased to call, in a choice of words in which I am not experienced, my brother’s instruments?’
  • I inquired.
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  • He inquired, under a shed in the playground, into the particulars of my punishment, and was pleased to express his opinion that it was ’a jolly shame’; for which I became bound to him ever afterwards.
  • The blowing of the coach-horn in the yard was a seasonable diversion, which made me get up and hesitatingly inquire, in the mingled pride and diffidence of having a purse (which I took out of my pocket), if there were anything to pay.
  • At length I saw some before me; and approaching them, went into a little shop (it was what we used to call a general shop, at home), and inquired if they could have the goodness to tell me where Miss Trotwood lived.
  • I looked at her inquiringly; but already with a foreknowledge of her meaning.
  • The fly-drivers, among whom I inquired next, were equally jocose and equally disrespectful; and the shopkeepers, not liking my appearance, generally replied, without hearing what I had to say, that they had got nothing for me.
  • The only circumstance which gave me any new hope, was my aunt’s stopping on the stairs to inquire about a smell of fire that was prevalent there; and janet’s replying that she had been making tinder down in the kitchen, of my old shirt.
  • ’Do you know the Giantess in question, Daisy?’ inquired Steerforth.
  • ’Is that why you called him a humbug, just now?’ inquired Steerforth.
  • ’What do you say, Daisy?’ inquired Steerforth, laughing, and resigning his seat.
  • I naturally inquired why he was not there too, instead of pacing the streets by himself?
  • ’What will she do there?’ inquired Ham.
  • ’What says our aunt on the subject?’ inquired Steerforth, glancing at the letter in my hand.
  • ’Is it the last occupant’s furniture?’ inquired my aunt.
  • I murmured an assent, which was full of feeling, considering that I knew nothing at all about him; and I inquired what Mr. Traddles was by profession.
  • He shook his head when I asked him where he would seek her, and inquired if I were going to London tomorrow?
  • When I at last inquired on what his thoughts were so bent, he replied: ’On what’s afore me, Mas’r Davy; and over yon.’
  • Mr. Spenlow inquired in what respect?
  • ’What do you think?’ inquired Miss Betsey.
  • ’Is there any news today?’ inquired the Doctor.
  • I inquired, with a little hesitation.
  • I inquired, after looking at the fire a little while.
  • ’Is that likely?’ inquired Agnes, with the same sweet consideration in her face.
  • ’Don’t YOU see a wasting and a wearing in him, Miss Wickfield?’ inquired Mrs. Heep.
  • I suppose — I never ventured to inquire, but I suppose — that Mrs. Crupp, after frying the soles, was taken ill.
  • ’I came out to inquire whether Annie would like to go to the opera tonight,’ said Mr. Maldon, turning to her.
  • Cook withdraws to inquire, leaving man alone with J. On Cook’s return, man still argues point, but ultimately goes.
  • My sister she wrote to me the name of this here place, and wrote to me as if ever I chanced to come to Gravesen’, I was to come over and inquire for Mas’r Davy and give her dooty, humbly wishing him well and reporting of the fam’ly as they was oncommon toe-be-sure.
  • ’Littimer is a greater fool than I thought him, to have been inquiring for me at all,’ said Steerforth, jovially pouring out a glass of wine, and drinking to me.
  • I was about to explain that I was not desirous of introducing that mode of provision into the family, when Agnes inquired if my rooms were held for any long term?
  • ’Littimer was here today, to inquire for you,’ I remarked, ’and I understood him that you were at Oxford; though, now I think of it, he certainly did not say so.’
  • With the bag slung over her arm, and rattling as she waddled away, she waddled to the door, where she stopped to inquire if she should leave us a lock of her hair.
  • The tea table was ready, and our little locker was put out in its old place, but instead of coming to sit by me, she went and bestowed her company upon that grumbling Mrs. Gummidge: and on Mr. Peggotty’s inquiring why, rumpled her hair all over her face to hide it, and could do nothing but laugh.
  • I commanded him, in my deepest voice, to order a veal cutlet and potatoes, and all things fitting; and to inquire at the bar if there were any letters for Trotwood Copperfield, Esquire — which I knew there were not, and couldn’t be, but thought it manly to appear to expect.
  • I then inquired.
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  • Steerforth, dismissing the subject with a light nod, and a smile, and the remark that he would be glad to see the old fellow too, for he had always been an odd fish, inquired if I could give him anything to eat?
  • Finding by degrees, however, that I was sober, and (I hope) that I was a modest young gentleman, Mrs. Waterbrook softened towards me considerably, and inquired, firstly, if I went much into the parks, and secondly, if I went much into society.
  • I slept in a room on the same floor with my aunt’s, and was a little disturbed in the course of the night by her knocking at my door as often as she was agitated by a distant sound of hackney-coaches or market-carts, and inquiring, ’if I heard the engines?’
  • To inquire what he might have done, if he had had any boldness, would be like inquiring what a mongrel cur might do, if it had the spirit of a tiger.
  • ’I was inquiring,’ said I, ’whether Mr. Traddles, at number two in the Court, has not a rising reputation among the lawyers?’
  • I inquired of Mr. Peggotty.
  • I inquired, in the pride of my heart.
  • ’Why, Doady?’ inquired Dora, looking up, innocently, from her drawing.
  • — more than usual?’ inquired Dora, peeping over my shoulder into my face.
  • Did you ever see a crocodile overcome?’ inquired my aunt.
  • I turned back, and inquired of my conductor, as we went along, how Mrs. Steerforth was.
  • ’Is that all?’ inquired Miss Dartle of me.
  • ’How do you fare to feel about it, Mas’r Davy?’ he inquired at length.
  • ’Without a story — really?’ inquired Dora, creeping closer to me.
  • ’Can you come with me?’ she inquired, in an agitated whisper.
  • ’It’s an ingenious thing, ain’t it?’ he inquired, following the direction of my glance, and polishing the elbow with his arm.
  • ’— thousand, do you mean?’ inquired my aunt, with uncommon composure, ’or pounds?’
  • ’I think so too,’ said I. ’Now, what would you give him?’ inquired my aunt.
  • ’To the system?’ inquired Traddles, looking grave.
  • Miss Dartle glanced at me, as though she would inquire if there were anything that I desired to ask.
  • To inquire what he might have done, if he had had any boldness, would be like inquiring what a mongrel cur might do, if it had the spirit of a tiger.
  • Even when she was quite a child, she was the Agnes whom we know,’ said I. ’Will you call me a name I want you to call me?’ inquired Dora, without moving.
  • A man, sitting in a pigeon-hole-place, looked out of the fog, and took money from somebody, inquiring if I was one of the gentlemen paid for, and appearing rather doubtful (as I remember in the glimpse I had of him) whether to take the money for me or not.
  • I felt the greatest admiration for the virtues of this young lady; and, honestly with the view of doing my best to prevent the good-nature of Traddles from being imposed upon, to the detriment of their joint prospects in life, inquired how Mr. Micawber was?
  • When he was again in a condition to be talked to, I thanked him for the proffered refreshment, which I declined, as I had just had dinner; and, observing that I would wait, since he was so good as to invite me, until his daughter and his son-in-law came back, I inquired how little Emily was?
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  • I would beg to be allowed a start of five minutes by the clock; and then to receive the present company, inquiring for Miss Wickfield, at the office of Wickfield and Heep, whose Stipendiary I am.’
  • As we were going through some of the magnificent passages, I inquired of Mr. Creakle and his friends what were supposed to be the main advantages of this all-governing and universally over-riding system?
  • Any one of these scouts used to think nothing of politely assisting an old lady in black out of a vehicle, killing any proctor whom she inquired for, representing his employer as the lawful successor and representative of that proctor, and bearing the old lady off (sometimes greatly affected) to his employer’s office.
  • ’If your more important avocations should admit of your ever tracing these imperfect characters thus far — which may be, or may not be, as circumstances arise — you will naturally inquire by what object am I influenced, then, in inditing the present missive?

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