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  • They created a commission of inquiry to look into the matter.
  • The official inquiry has ended, but the press continues to ask questions.
  • In response to your inquiry...
  • It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry...
    Albert Einstein

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  • No, sir; I have made inquiry all over the hotel, but I can hear no word of it.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • I am staying there while I conduct the inquiry.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Elizabeth found the interest of the subject increase, and listened with all her heart; but the delicacy of it prevented further inquiry.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • She needed no time for deliberation or inquiry.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • She said she reckined most everybody had a secret place, but she couldn’t be certain, as she had never made inquiries of it.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • At the interview, when she offered him tea, he made it a point to launch a cautious inquiry if she knew Mr. Farfrae.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge

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  • ...he was on inquiry satisfied; for he had early in the evening taken pains to know who her partner was, and had been assured of Mr. Tilney’s being a clergyman, and of a very respectable family in Gloucestershire.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • please make inquiries if Fiers has been sent to the hospital.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • There was a certain method in the Count’s inquiries, so I shall try to put them down in sequence. ... First, he asked...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I found that my landlord had got a letter from the Count, directing him to secure the best place on the coach for me; but on making inquiries as to details he seemed somewhat reticent, and pretended that he could not understand my German.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • She made an inquiry to tech and found he’d been trying to take it down.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani called for an inquiry and made a statement saying the flogging of the girl was against the teachings of Islam.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Marsha didn’t trust the woman and was evasive when she made inquiries.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Quite early in my inquiry I was asked by an old trapper if, since I was a wolf enthusiast, I would like some wolf-juice.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • If I met him today, I’m not sure what I would say to him except to offer the standard greetings and inquiries about his work and spouse and family.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • As Wells had expected, the Chancellor had known nothing about the experiments and had immediately launched an inquiry.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • He’d made some inquiries and suggested the Watchung Hills Children’s Home, in New Jersey.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The inquiry will be in the morning.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "Before I stole this boat we’re in, I made many inquiries as to what was the fastest ship on all of Florin Channel and everyone agreed it was this one."
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • As for Goll, he claimed later at the official inquiry into the fire that he had waited for Lee to leave and then turned in the alarm.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Jake Wexler had given up his private practice (both private practices) now that he had been appointed consultant to the governor’s inquiry panel for a state lottery (thanks to a recommendation by Judge Ford).
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I shall make inquiries.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • There had been a mixture of disappointment, doubt, and inquiry in her eyes.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Media inquiries yet?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Mr. Smit disentangled himself gently from Father’s genealogical inquiries and followed me upstairs.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • He would pretend to be my business associate, my equal, might make inquiries about sales and prices.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He tells how he sent desperate inquiries by mail and private courier to Brunswick, offering at any price to buy the boy back, but at that time of course communication was both slow and unsure, and in many cases impossible, and Artiste was never found.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "This is not a matter for inquiry," Madam said.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Frank turned to the vicar, a frown of inquiry on his face.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • —I’ll make some more inquiries, Alan said.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I didn’t care for this avenue of inquiry.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • At this inquiry she sat up and opened her eyes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • We will now proceed to the next stage of our inquiry.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I was not allowed to make any inquiries of my master concerning it.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • If Jordan assumed Chime was a recently arrived refugee, this inquiry might have startled him.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He looked round in inquiry to make sure that everyone understood and the other boys nodded at him.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • From the floor, she turned and looked up at the bathrobed woman and made an inquiry.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The result of this meandering inquiry is the book now before you.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The paper was like a luxurious mistress whose every need was satisfied without inquiry about the price.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at bottom.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Sometimes they would cast a look back in his direction—an inquiry.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Or to escape inquiry into the fuzzy area between autobiography and fiction.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Up to that point, our encounter could have been interpreted as a respectful inquiry, one man asking for the whereabouts of another man.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Some few inquiries had been made, but these had been readily answered.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • I heard him say the word "inquiry" to them, and something about "the country demands…."
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Seeing Anna Mikhaylovna and her son, Prince Vasili dismissed the doctor with a bow and approached them silently and with a look of inquiry.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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