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  • I was charm’d with it, adopted it, dropt my abrupt contradiction and positive argumentation, and put on the humble inquirer and doubter.
  • After sending to inquire my character at the house where I last lodg’d she agreed to take me in at the same rate, 3s.
  • We had scarce opened our letters and put our press in order, before George House, an acquaintance of mine, brought a countryman to us, whom he had met in the street inquiring for a printer.
  • I had made many a meal on bread, and, inquiring where he got it, I went immediately to the baker’s he directed me to, in Secondstreet, and ask’d for bisket, intending such as we had in Boston; but they, it seems, were not made in Philadelphia.
  • The common mode at last was, to grant money under the phrase of its being "for the king’s use," and never to inquire how it was applied.
  • He delivered to me some letters from my friends there, which occasion’d my inquiring when he was to return, and where be lodg’d, that I might send some letters by him.
  • I enquired into the nature and probable utility of his scheme, and receiving from him a very satisfactory explanation, I not only subscrib’d to it myself, but engag’d heartily in the design of procuring subscriptions from others.

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  • Students should contact our office to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
  • I am here to inquire about the job.

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