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  • 15th century inquisitors were on the lookout for witches.
  • Though he didn’t think they had the right to demand his testimony, he was polite to his inquisitors.
  • Senator Walsh, the Senate’s most famed and feared inquisitor, warned him he was risking the fate of Oilman Harry Sinclair, who went to prison for contempt of the Senate.
    Time Magazine  --  Cannon v. Inquisitors  --,9171,739524,00.html(retrieved 04/15/08)
  • She looked at me the way an inquisitor must have glared at his poor victims.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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  • The Inquisitor threatened him
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • ’"I think the appointment of the Inquisitor is a first step towards ensuring that Hogwarts has a headmaster in whom we can all repose our confidence," said a Ministry insider last night.’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Inquisitor keeps asking me questions I can’t answer.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Jean Louise turned to her inquisitor, a young woman with a small hat, small features, and small sharp teeth.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • For a moment she regretted her words, remembering that Robert Lightwood was the new Inquisitor.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • For in that week I met the father of cold, the grand cold, the inquisitor of cold, and the pope of cold, all huddled in my boat to supervise my trip to Yamacraw.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • "And you, Detering!" asks Miller like an inquisitor.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • "I am beginning to understand why your mother calls you the inquisitor," she said.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • And besides, I think she knows you’re grilling me and wanted to leave me to my inquisitor?’
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • A grand inquisitor might have envied that smile.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then, having removed a plank from his floor, and nothing remaining but a simple ceiling between him and the room beneath, in which the interrogatories were made, he heard all that passed between the inquisitors and the accused.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He was the tormentor, he was the protector, he was the inquisitor, he was the friend.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It was while he was still lying on the leech’s pallet that he had submitted to the interrogations of Philippe Lheulier and the official inquisitors, which had annoyed him greatly.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • No doubt their chief aim was artistic torture, but some at least of the inquisitors must have had a touch of scientific curiosity.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • He is a determined and relentless man, with the genuine character of an inquisitor; and had he any object to gain by putting Clifford to the rack, I verily believe that he would wrench his joints from their sockets, in order to accomplish it.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Cide Hamete adds that this marvellous contrivance stood for some ten or twelve days; but that, as it became noised abroad through the city that he had in his house an enchanted head that answered all who asked questions of it, Don Antonio, fearing it might come to the ears of the watchful sentinels of our faith, explained the matter to the inquisitors, who commanded him to break it up and have done with it, lest the ignorant vulgar should be scandalised.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I left that room feeling an excruciating shame for having willingly embraced my role as an inquisitor representing the cadre.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I found only that dream-state in which you run without moving from a terror in which you can not believe, toward a safety in which you have no faith, held so not by the shifting and foundationless quicksand of nightmare but by a face which was its soul’s own inquisitor, a hand which was the agent of its own crucifixion, until the voice parted us, broke the spell.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Blifil suffered himself to be overpowered by the forcible rhetoric of the squire; and it being agreed that Western should close with Allworthy that very afternoon, the lover departed home, having first earnestly begged that no violence might be offered to the lady by this haste, in the same manner as a popish inquisitor begs the lay power to do no violence to the heretic delivered over to it, and against whom the church hath passed sentence.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • He was sharply retrieved by his inquisitor.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I remember how the nuns got upset when I called the Spanish inquisitors Nazis.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The proper inquisitors are the representatives of the nation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I leave that to the inquisitors.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Minos, the strict inquisitor, appears; And lives and crimes, with his assessors, hears.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • It had been Alex Munoz, a former Rowan student who had become an inquisitor for the Enemy.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "How old air ye?" demanded her inquisitor.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • If this be the design of it, who can so properly be the inquisitors for the nation as the representatives of the nation themselves?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The attitude of inquisitor turned its ignobler face, and with the same movement Newman declared that the Bellegardes should have another chance.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • And as Herr Settembrini asked his sly question, his expression was much like that of an inquisitor who is waiting for his victim to stumble and confess incontestable crimes.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In this he differed from professional interrogators who set store by initiative, by the evocation of atmosphere and the exploitation of that psychological dependency of a prisoner upon his inquisitor.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • The rower started, withdrew his face from the inquisitor, and, as if personally chidden, dropped the oar half feathered.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Did you know your dad put his name in for the Inquisitor position?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • The Inquisitor showed us his bones, the charred bones of his family.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • "Thank you," she said, and it sounded odd, as if she had thanked an Inquisitor for torture.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • It was the Grand Inquisitor descending over us, the top of his head a shiny skin cap.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • That’s Rome, and not even the whole of Rome, it’s false—those are the worst of the Catholics, the Inquisitors, the Jesuits!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Really, you’d think she’d want to be forewarned, in case the International Inquisitor got hold of it.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • M. Verdurin, who was still casting furtive and intermittent glances at his wife, could see with regret, and could understand only too well that she was now inflamed with the passion of a Grand Inquisitor who cannot succeed in stamping out a heresy; and so, in the hope of bringing Swann round to a retractation (for the courage of one’s opinions is always a form of calculating cowardice in the eyes of the ’other side’), he broke in: "Tell us frankly, now, what you think of them yourself.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Where find Inquisitors or Jews who will give me more?
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • The Grand Inquisitor, seeing me one day at Mass, stared long at me, and sent to tell me that he wished to speak on private matters.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • The only emissary of the Clave she’d known so far was the Inquisitor, who hadn’t exactly been pleasant to be around.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • "My poem is called ’The Grand Inquisitor’; it’s a ridiculous thing, but I want to tell it to you."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Isabelle and Alec know Clary has some ability to create new runes, so I doubt I’ll be able to keep that from the Clave or the new Inquisitor.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • I ask you why your Jesuits and Inquisitors have united simply for vile material gain?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • About Dad putting his name in for the Inquisitor position.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
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