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Students should contact our office to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
  to ask about or look into something
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inquirer inquire inquiring enquire inquired inquires enquires enquired enquiring inquiringly
Sometimes spelled "enquire"
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  • Students should contact our office to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
  • I am here to inquire about the job.
  • He hastily inquired what the matter was.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Then he inquired if I had chosen a lawyer to defend me.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger

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  • You came to inquire after my health; I will candidly acknowledge that I am not well.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The police ... supposed that he spent that time going from garage to garage thereabout, inquiring for a yellow car.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • There were all sorts of things they had made up their minds to inquire about, but when the time came, they either forgot them or lacked the courage.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I inquired of him if he had seen our young lady.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "What was that?" inquired Alice.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • "Catch-22?" inquired Yossarian.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • The servant did not know; but would go and inquire.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • When she returned, I inquired what he had said.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She cast Mo an inquiring glance.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • "What about your job?" Monique inquired hesitantly.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • I inquired in a serious, awed voice.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • "What did you have for breakfast?" Lorraine inquired, which was a little uncalled-for since all you had to do was look at the tray,
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • ’Feeling lonely?’ he inquired.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • "I might as well inquire," replied she, "why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character?"
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • he inquired suddenly.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The anti-slavery friend had come to inquire into my plans, and to offer assistance, if needed.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I’ve inquired about that.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Several gentlemen were much affected; and a third questioner, forcing himself to the front, inquired with extreme feeling:
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Francie stopped reading and looked up inquiringly.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Alice inquired a little anxiously.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o’clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a place, of Scrooge.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • "Don’t you think," he inquired, as they were dressing up in the darkness, "that it was clever, the way I..."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Poirot inquired after Lady Clarke’s health.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Henchard had come up, accidentally encountering the young man, whose face seemed to inquire, "Do we speak to each other?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Mr. Guppy lifts his eyebrows inquiringly and looks at Tony.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "My dear Austin," she then inquired, "do you think it is better to be clever than to be good?"
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • He merely inquired if the work was done, and, on being assured that it was, passed on again.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And once more Jephson’s right eye swiftly and inquiringly swept the jury to his right.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Carol inquired, "What experience did you have with college dramatics?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "Inquire as much as you can tomorrow without neglecting your work," said Yeobright.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • I can easily inquire.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • "Who was he?" Ronny enquired.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • May I venture to inquire what is your version of the matter?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He sent another messenger during the night to inquire after her, and two more next morning.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Why didn’t you inquire?
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • "And these Martians are a found people?" inquired the captain.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • "So, Bob," inquired Mr. Morrow without turning his head, "how’d you persuade these four young rascals to visit this sick old bird?"
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Initially, he made rather general conversation, inquiring if all was well around the house and so on.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Lucia ordered for the group ... inquiring about several dishes before making her final choices.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I comforted the child, and explained the noises he had heard, inquiring why he was alone.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • But will the demons not inquire as to who is master of this ship?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • And now I persuaded my husband to let me go over the bay again, and inquire after my friends.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • "Is something happening? " I inquired innocently.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "Who oughtn’t to?" inquired Daisy coldly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "Do you live down on Long Island, too? " she inquired.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "Do you come to these parties often? " inquired Jordan of the girl beside her.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
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Associated words [difficulty]:   inquire [1] , inquiry [1] , inquisitive [2] , inquest [5] , inquisition [5] , inquisitor [5]
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