He merely inquired if the work was done, and, on being assured that it was, passed on again.
The inquiring farmer would edge away and shake his head dubiously.
"You can inquire at my aunt’s—she will tell you."
William Smallbury is gone to Casterbridge, where her young man lives, as is supposed, and the other men be inquiring about everywhere.
"Where?" she inquired, a misgiving bringing every muscle of her lineaments and frame to a standstill.
Why should he inquire about Fanny?
On inquiring for her at her house they had told him she was at the sheepwashing, and he went off to seek her there.
"Can you get me a lodging?" inquired Gabriel.
"If I don’t, I’ll inquire."
It was to go across and inquire boldly of her.
"What’s yer hurry then, Laban?" inquired Coggan.
"And how is she getting on without a baily?" the maltster inquired.
"Well, Shepherd Oak, and how’s lambing this year, if I mid say it?" inquired Joseph Poorgrass.
"What have you been saying about her?" inquired Oak, sharply turning to the rest, and getting very warm.
"And did any of you know Miss Everdene’s father and mother?" inquired the shepherd, who found some difficulty in keeping the conversation in the desired channel.
"A large farm?" she inquired, casting her eyes round, and swinging back her hair, which was black in the shaded hollows of its mass; but it being now an hour past sunrise the rays touched its prominent curves with a colour of their own.
In the crowd was an athletic young fellow of somewhat superior appearance to the rest—in fact, his superiority was marked enough to lead several ruddy peasants standing by to speak to him inquiringly, as to a farmer, and to use "Sir" as a finishing word.
"What, haven’t you a watch, miss?" he inquired.
"Well, Gabriel," she inquired quietly, "where are you going?"
He inquired for Miss Everdene.
The news had preceded Bathsheba to Weatherbury by half-an-hour, and Liddy looked inquiringly into her mistress’s face.
"Affliction—what affliction?" he inquired, quickly.
Bathsheba inquired, the next time that Liddy entered the room.
Troy inquired, pointing to a chair.
I inquire that query boldly?
I have just been to inquire of Mrs. Troy if she could tell me the reason of the delay.
But his will was not law, and he went indoors to inquire of his mistress what were her wishes on the subject.
Troy reached the tent door, and standing among the groups there gathered, looked anxiously for Pennyways, evidently not wishing to make himself prominent by inquiring for him.
She came back with the information that the men were just taking away the corpse; that Bathsheba had been inquired for; that she had replied to the effect that her mistress was unwell and could not be seen.
He waited in the yard till the tomb was packed, and saw it placed in the cart and starting on its way to Weatherbury, giving directions to the two men who were to accompany it to inquire of the sexton for the grave of the person named in the inscription.
Bathsheba’s return from a two months’ visit to her old aunt at Norcombe afforded the impassioned and yearning farmer a pretext for inquiring directly after her—now possibly in the ninth month of her widowhood—and endeavouring to get a notion of her state of mind regarding him.
As the day drew on, the flocks began to change hands, lightening the shepherd’s responsibilities; and they turned their attention to this tent and inquired of a man at work there, whose soul seemed concentrated on tying a bothering knot in no time, what was going on.
CHAPTER XLIII FANNY’S REVENGE "Do you want me any longer ma’am?" inquired Liddy, at a later hour the same evening, standing by the door with a chamber candlestick in her hand and addressing Bathsheba, who sat cheerless and alone in the large parlour beside the first fire of the season.
Then her eye followed Oak’s, and she read the words with which the inscription opened:— ERECTED BY FRANCIS TROY IN BELOVED MEMORY OF FANNY ROBIN Oak saw her, and his first act was to gaze inquiringly and learn how she received this knowledge of the authorship of the work, which to himself had caused considerable astonishment.
—speak out—I shall not hurt you," inquired the young farmer, kindly.
Are they satisfactory women?" she inquired softly of Henery Fray.
Anybody married or engaged, born or dead?" inquired the farmer, gaily.
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.