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The coroner’s inquest ruled the death a homicide.
  a formal inquiry or investigation — typically into the cause of an unexpected death or another undesirable event
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  • The coroner’s inquest ruled the death a homicide.
  • This kind of failure is always followed by an inquest that will want to blame someone.
  • All you have to concentrate on is your statement at the inquest.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • The young Greek, Michaelis, who ran the coffee joint beside the ashheaps was the principal witness at the inquest.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • But, as for me, I come to the inquest with other senses than they possess.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • There are one or two minor points which were brought out in the inquest, and which are worth considering.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Anyway, a female con* We know this because the flight attendant survived the crash and testified at the inquest.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I put it on, I remember, for the first time, to attend the inquest on that reduced tradesman, who died in a doorway at midnight.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • " "What do you propose to me, d’Avrigny?" said Villefort in despair; "so soon as another is admitted into our secret, an inquest will become necessary; and an inquest in my house—impossible!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I checked and corroborated all the facts which were mentioned at the inquest.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • At the inquest the verdict was suicide.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The greatest interest, however, is with regard to the paper found in the bottle, which was today produced at the inquest.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It seemed to Tom that his schoolmates never would get done holding inquests on dead cats, and thus keeping his trouble present to his mind.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • You"ll have to go back to the inquest this afternoon."
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • He wasn’t even a witness at the inquest.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • That afternoon of the inquest.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • This was the paragraph: DEATH OF A LADY AT SYDNEY PARADE A PAINFUL CASE Today at the City of Dublin Hospital the Deputy Coroner (in the absence of Mr. Leverett) held an inquest on the body of Mrs. Emily Sinico, aged forty-three years, who was killed at Sydney Parade Station yesterday evening.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • They said I must come to the inquest-that’s on Monday, sir.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • There will have to be an inquest, of course, and you must not be mixed up in it.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • My mother wanted to make an officer of me; my father, a sub-deacon; my aunt, a councillor of inquests; my grandmother, prothonotary to the king; my great aunt, a treasurer of the short robe,—and I have made myself an outcast.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • At the inquest his sister, who lived with him, said he had recently been in ill health and had complained of fits of dizziness.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • The verdict at the inquest was "natural suicide."
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • There are a few dirty scraps of newspapers, all referring to coroners’ inquests; there is nothing else.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Grace appears to have told one story at the inquest, another one at the trial, and, after her death sentence had been commuted, yet a third.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • This doctor, now, he gave evidence at the inquest?
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • You will stay with me until the Council holds the inquest.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The jury duly came and viewed the bodies, the inquest was held; and next arrived the melancholy morning of the funeral.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • "But what I want to talk to you about is the inquest," now went on Mason quickly and sharply.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • There will be a certain amount of unpleasantness but I will have some photographs taken that will be very useful at the inquest.
    Ernest Hemmingway  --  The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
  • The icy slope, the turn mistaken at night and in liquor, accounted for much—practically, in the end and after the inquest and boundless chatter, for everything; but there had been matters in his life—strange passages and perils, secret disorders, vices more than suspected—that would have accounted for a good deal more.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Since I did not have the courage to quit, my time in the system became an inquest into the nature of aggrieved innocence.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Then came before him the pale and trembling relatives who had told their tale upon the inquest—the shrieks of women—the silent dread of men—the consternation and disquiet—the victory achieved by that heap of clay, which, with one motion of its hand, had let out the life and made this stir among them— He spoke no more; but, after a pause, softly groped his way out of the room, and up the echoing stairs—up to the top—to the front garret—where he closed the door behind him, and remained.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Until the hearing or inquest or whatever it is they have to hold.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The people repeated the word in astonishment, but Rabbi Joseph pursued his inquest.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Yeah, as exciting as a coroner’s inquest.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Me age come out at a coroner’s inquest on me daughter.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • On his way through the village he informed the police, who thanked him, and said there must be an inquest.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • There’d have to be an inquest and I should be blamed for not calling a doctor in.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The city convened a coroner’s inquest, which focused its attention on the building’s design.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • There was no inquest.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • There are many who would hold an inquest in the House of Commons on the conduct of the Governments—and of Parliaments, for they are in it, too—during the years which led up to this catastrophe.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sonia Hyde, told the inquest that Mr. Hyde was a very intelligent and thoughtful man, though emotionally scarred by his wartime experiences.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • On the other part, instead of being its own seer, let it receive always from another mind its truth, though it were in torrents of light, without periods of solitude, inquest, and self-recovery; and a fatal disservice[28] is done.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • There was to be seen a well-clad yeoman, mounted on a sleek, switchtailed steed, rambling along the highway, with his red face elevated in a manner that said, "I have paid for my land, and fear no man;" while his bosom was swelling with the pride of being one of the grand inquest for the county.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • After all, people don’t like a Coroner’s Inquest, even if the Coroner did acquit me of all blame!
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • He gloated over every abhorrent adjective in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • V. R. Ashton and S. Donnan, "Suicide by burning as an epidemic phenomenon: An analysis of 82 deaths and inquests in England and Wales in i978-79.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Then after your father had shot himself with this pistol, and you had come home from school and they’d had the funeral, the coroner had returned it after the inquest saying, "Bob, I guess you might want to keep the gun.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • And the honourable member had so tickled the House (which has a delicate sense of humour) by putting the cap on the cow, that it became impatient of any serious reference to the Coroner’s Inquest, and brought the railway off with Cheers and Laughter.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • There will have to be an inquest, and she should have waited to know what to do.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
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Associated words [difficulty]:   inquest [5] , inquire [1] , inquiry [1] , inquisitive [2] , inquisition [5] , inquisitor [5]
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