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Definition to ask about or look into something
  • Students should contact our office to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
inquire = ask about or look into
  • I am here to inquire about the job.
  • inquire = ask about or look into
  • 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
  • inquiring = asking about or looking into
  • Miss Maudie's nose was a color I had never seen before, and I inquired about it.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • inquired = asked
  • "They gonna haul that bus outa there tonight?" Big Ma inquired.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • inquired = asked
  • We have come here in order to inquire and search into the matter of Mistress Katherine Tyler, lately of Barbados, who is accused by sundry witnesses of the practice of witchcraft.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • inquire = ask
  • Several gentlemen were much affected; and a third questioner, forcing himself to the front, inquired with extreme feeling:
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • inquired = asked
  • When she returned, I inquired what he had said.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • inquired = asked about
  • He sent another messenger during the night to inquire after her, and two more next morning.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • inquire = ask about or look into something
  • "Catch-22?" inquired Yossarian.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • inquired = asked
  • And once more Jephson's right eye swiftly and inquiringly swept the jury to his right.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • inquiringly = in a manner that seeks information
  • 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
  • inquire = ask about or look into something
  • You came to inquire after my health; I will candidly acknowledge that I am not well.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • inquire = to ask about
  • "Inquire as much as you can tomorrow without neglecting your work," said Yeobright.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • inquire = ask about or look into
  • 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
  • inquired = asked
  • I inquired in a serious, awed voice.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • inquired = asked about or looked into
  • Carol inquired, "What experience did you have with college dramatics?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • inquired = asked
  • "What was that?" inquired Alice.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • inquired = asked
  • "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
  • inquired = asked
  • Lucia ordered for the group ... inquiring about several dishes before making her final choices.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
inquiring = asking

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