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  • But will the demons not inquire as to who is master of this ship?   (source)
    inquire = ask or look into
  • "Catch-22?" inquired Yossarian.   (source)
    inquired = asked
  • 'Feeling lonely?' he inquired.   (source)
  • Why didn't you inquire?   (source)
    inquire = ask about or look into something
  • The police ... supposed that he spent that time going from garage to garage thereabout, inquiring for a yellow car.   (source)
    inquiring = asking about or looking into
  • Then he inquired if I had chosen a lawyer to defend me.   (source)
    inquired = asked
  • Francie stopped reading and looked up inquiringly.   (source)
    inquiringly = questioningly (in a manner that seeks information)
  • "Don't you think," he inquired, as they were dressing up in the darkness, "that it was clever, the way I..."   (source)
    inquired = asked
  • And once more Jephson's right eye swiftly and inquiringly swept the jury to his right.   (source)
    inquiringly = in a manner that seeks information
  • 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.   (source)
    inquire = ask about or look into
  • he inquired suddenly.   (source)
    inquired = asked about or looked into
  • He sent another messenger during the night to inquire after her, and two more next morning.   (source)
    inquire = ask about or look into something
  • When she returned, I inquired what he had said.   (source)
    inquired = asked about
  • "What was that?" inquired Alice.   (source)
    inquired = asked
  • I comforted the child, and explained the noises he had heard, inquiring why he was alone.   (source)
    inquiring = asked about
  • I inquired of him if he had seen our young lady.   (source)
    inquired = asked
  • He hastily inquired what the matter was.   (source)
    inquired = asked about
  • The anti-slavery friend had come to inquire into my plans, and to offer assistance, if needed.   (source)
    inquire = ask about or look into something
  • "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?"   (source)
    inquire = to ask
  • He would inquire of the Lord.†   (source)
  • Rosa Hubermann inquired.†   (source)
  • "Art thou ready?" he inquired again, hunching over the control panel.†   (source)
  • Franz inquired.†   (source)
  • Then he inquired about how she and Edgar were holding up, commenting obliquely on how tired they looked.†   (source)
  • "Headed out to dinner," I told her, and then grabbed my coat and got out the door before she could inquire further.†   (source)
  • I inquired.†   (source)
  • She enthusiastically welcomed Ye and Dong Dong, inquired after Ye's life during those years with concern, exclaimed that Dong Dong was so cute and smart, and meticulously directed the cook in preparing Ye's favorite dishes.†   (source)
  • But I will inquire.†   (source)
  • Karl looked at him inquiringly.†   (source)
  • "Where's my treat?" his face seemed to inquire.†   (source)
  • But after your father's death, I inquired about your family.†   (source)
  • Sophie inquired.†   (source)
  • The day after our ill-fated tea party, Mother sent a note to the Ogilvies inquiring about Colette's health, but received no response.†   (source)
  • "The Dark Mark!" he panted, almost trampling Winky as he turned inquiringly to his colleagues.†   (source)
  • I would inquire, observe, and poke around wherever my curiosity led me or wherever I was invited.†   (source)
  • "I was only lingering to inquire if you should like some tea," said Millard, who I got the feeling was a bit of a suck-up.†   (source)
  • Years ago, when it first came to my attention that some operatives had disappeared, I naturally inquired about them.†   (source)
  • They went first to Trustworthy Bank, and then to Faithful Savings and Loan, and then to Subservient Financial Services, each time inquiring for Mr. Poe.†   (source)
  • Piling twenty-two dimes in the Oxford Mart pay phone, I'd inquired about an editor position at the Harper & Row publishing house on 33rd Street in Manhattan.†   (source)
  • "What did you do then?" he inquired.†   (source)
  • The mother inquired if I might be available for a "night on the town"!†   (source)
  • The agency was charmed by the notion of Bud's "Asian" wife, without inquiring too deeply.†   (source)
  • "You still haven't apologized," she said, changing the subject before Chaol could inquire further.†   (source)
  • My lord father has sent me to greet you, and inquire as to who leads this mighty host.†   (source)
  • Aria staggered down her spiral staircase to see her father, dressed only in thin, tartan plaid boxer shorts and a sleeveless T-shirt, reading the Philadelphia Inquirer.†   (source)
  • He turned his inquiring eyes on me.†   (source)
  • It was not the necessary priesthood, nor the most vital pursuit of an inquiring mind, nor the first and last defense against a barbarian horde, any more than the study of painting or music, history or science.†   (source)
  • And Wu Tsing would make a mid-morning visit in her bedroom once a week, drinking tea for half an hour, inquiring about her health.†   (source)
  • There's always something to occupy the inquiring mind.†   (source)
  • I remembered the morning walks to my primary school; the sound of brooms sweeping fallen mango leaves, startling the birds, who would chatter in even higher pitches as if inquiring from each other the meaning of the harsh sound.†   (source)
  • I inquired.†   (source)
  • The teenager who delivered the paper would pause on his bike, hoping that she would be near the door when she heard the thump of the Philadelphia Inquirer hit the porch.†   (source)
  • We all searched our raisin buns for a raisin but Nellie said they must have forgotten to put them in and she'd inquire from the man who delivered.†   (source)
  • What are you going to do now?" inquired Paquita venomously.†   (source)
  • Arthur looked inquiringly at Trillian.†   (source)
  • May I inquire how old you are, Flora Belle?†   (source)
  • DANFORTH, inquiring, incredulous: Mr. Proctor, do you think they go like saints?†   (source)
  • It would be low-pressure, just an opportunity for the two of them to talk a bit and for Kathy, who had yet to even see Zeitoun, to meet this man who had inquired about her.†   (source)
  • It was never an official arrangement—he was afraid to rock the boat, as they say—but most people assumed she was his child without inquiring too deeply.†   (source)
  • The man inquires about his scars.†   (source)
  • 'What's this?' he inquired, none too pleasantly.†   (source)
  • "Roran's sleeping," was his answer to Eragon's inquiring glance.†   (source)
  • I could see her debating whether to sacrifice her leverage and apologize, inquire.†   (source)
  • I inquired.†   (source)
  • Laurent casually inquired.†   (source)
  • "How was your day?" he finally inquired.†   (source)
  • "Is this your first time with us?" the clipboard lady inquired.†   (source)
  • "What's slamming?" a girl inquires from the back of the room.†   (source)
  • Jack inquired humorously.†   (source)
  • They inquired after her studies and she was asked to recite a few stanzas from "The Daffodils."†   (source)
  • I don't suppose he was inquiring about yesterday's math homework?†   (source)
  • "Let it be recorded," he said formally, "that Kvothe, son of—" He paused and then looked at me inquiringly.†   (source)
  • Today I inquired about Will, about his dying the true death.†   (source)
  • There was a sign in the window that said "Manicurist Wanted," so I went in and inquired about the job.†   (source)
  • My letters to the authors, inquiring the source of their information, like the letter to the hospital from which Gey's paper emanated, remain unanswered.†   (source)
  • "iQue traes tti?" she inquired.†   (source)
  • He inquired, "May I ask what you're listening to?"†   (source)
  • When a former colleague of mine mentioned in passing that the Philadelphia Inquirer was seeking a metropolitan columnist, I leapt without a second's hesitation.†   (source)
  • Moreover, they address the personality of his parents, especially Jocasta, who tried to elude the curse, and of Oedipus himself, who seems never to have inquired as to how he came to have these scars.†   (source)
  • For the first time in her life she felt it wasn't right to live in the world without at least inquiring where it came from.†   (source)
  • It's been a while and nobody's come to inquire about the car yet.†   (source)
  • President Reagan was inquiring about the status of the case.†   (source)
  • "Name?" the interrogator inquired imperturbably.†   (source)
  • No doubt there are plenty of reasons for the relative paucity of football research, but a big one is that inquiring minds have been discouraged by the messiness of the game.†   (source)
  • There are some news pieces about the investigation, too, but the statements from the police amount to less than nothing: they have spoken to "a number of witnesses," they are "pursuing several lines of enquiry."†   (source)
  • Sethe inquired.†   (source)
  • On the other side of the continent, her fashion-conscious friend Elle inquired matter-of-factly, What sort of coat?†   (source)
  • At Inspector Supervisor Skaaiat's surprised, inquiring look Seivarden said further, "Breq has good reasons for not having given me money."†   (source)
  • She did not want to inquire.†   (source)
  • A number of people came to inquire about the work.†   (source)
  • "Leah," he inquired at last, "why do you think the Lord gave us seeds to grow, instead of having our dinner just spring up out there on the ground like a bunch of field rocks?"†   (source)
  • I struggled with my first columns there, just as I did after moving on to the San Jose Mercury News and Philadelphia Inquirer.†   (source)
  • Putin inquired.†   (source)
  • They inquired with their bosses on her behalf, and within a couple of days she was piling into a friend's car with other refugees for the hour-long commute to a local plant.†   (source)
  • Let us go even up into the sacred grove and inquire of the Spirits what this evil might be and how we must combat it.†   (source)
  • Madame Dorothea inquired, of no one in particular.†   (source)
  • Martin accepted the story that Blomkvist had been hired to write a family chronicle, and he inquired how the work was going.†   (source)
  • But, having said that, he couldn't go around inquiring about where you were.†   (source)
  • I could inquire farther afield, of course.†   (source)
  • "With the Duke's permission," the water-shipper said, "I'd like to inquire further about customs."†   (source)
  • I decided to walk to the bus terminal and inquire about the fares to Chicago.†   (source)
  • There was no mention, Allport points out, of "the courteous and timid approach of the visitor to the native of whom he inquired his way; the fact that the visitor's precise nationality was unknown, ...the fact that the visitor had allowed himself to be readily identified by people along the way.†   (source)
  • ust pray for the dearly departed souls—" Deborah agreed, but I knew that at church she would inquire and find out about the killing of the sheriff and Lupito.†   (source)
  • She wanted to inquire, but Blanca was very proud or already too much of a woman and would tell her nothing, so Clara just stood beside her bed and caressed her till she calmed down.†   (source)
  • Nancy found an ad for a four-week-old kitten in the Pennysaver, and called to inquire.†   (source)
  • Mom asked Camille, and something about her tone made it seem like she felt obligated to inquire about Queen Daphne.†   (source)
  • Once Yoyo was sure her mother had drawn a picture of a man's you-know-what; she showed her sisters her find, and with coy, posed faces they inquired of their mother what she was up to.†   (source)
  • At the table again, Fahyi Rhallon was inquiring about sappers.†   (source)
  • When I spoke finally it was in a reasonable and inquiring voice—the voice of a man who seeks genuinely to understand some timeless human riddle.†   (source)
  • In the reception room, Bree turned to glance at her, inquiring, impatient.†   (source)
  • Rixon said, dividing an inquiring look between me and Patch.†   (source)
  • I would like to inquire if there may be an opportunity for a McDonald's in your Disneyland Development.†   (source)
  • Throughout the proceedings the prosecutor and the magistrate repeatedly inquired about the number of witnesses I intended to call.†   (source)
  • The patrol car drew even, slowed to a crawl, window rolled down, inquiring.†   (source)
  • We had come upon the clinic by accident and dropped in to inquire about maternal health in the area.†   (source)
  • Bonnie inquired, "Anything else you want?"†   (source)
  • "What kind of a place is Expectations'?" inquired Milo, unable to see the humor and feeling very doubtful of the little man's sanity.†   (source)
  • Perhaps she would have done better to send the maid to inquire at the Blue Nile Bar or its vicinity for the banya doctor.†   (source)
  • No one ever inquires further once you mention it.†   (source)
  • "On your breath?" inquired Kenyon.†   (source)
  • I said that to Harrison Starr, the movie-maker, one time, and he raised his eyebrows and inquired, 'Is it an anti-war book?'†   (source)
  • He inquired where he might be from and showed surprise he'd come so far.†   (source)
  • And since you inquired on my wheretos and whereabouts ...†   (source)
  • "Do we ask their names before we shoot them?" he inquired.†   (source)
  • A sign hanging from a second-story window announces that there are offices to let, inquire within.†   (source)
  • He looked at his eyes and his ears and his teeth and his droppings and the ends of his claws and he inquired what he had been eating.†   (source)
  • Now and then a child stirred or sat up, looking around inquiringly.†   (source)
  • Occasionally he sent over one of the natives on his plantation who had taken ill, but he would never inquire as to how the man was doing.†   (source)
  • Sometimes when they were alone in his flat together, the girl would lift her eyes from a book, throw him an inquiring glance, and say, What are you thinking about?†   (source)
  • After our late-afternoon dinner, Nina would often appear, inquiring whether I wanted to "get coffee."†   (source)
  • "Rough in there, Inspector?" the cop accompanying Cindy inquired.†   (source)
  • "Who's that you're a-namin' that's a-goin' to have silk dresses?" inquired Laurella, as he entered and set the mended cradle down by the bedside.†   (source)
  • Each time, he simply inquired about my health, adding, "Be patient."†   (source)
  • I know he once was forced to shoot a big woman through both buzzoms with a .410 deer slug because she and her brothers came at him with butcher knives, and that when I inquired as to whether the woman died, my aunt Gracie Juanita only said: "Lord no, hon. Went clean through.†   (source)
  • The most common way to find anyone was to inquire at every church or relief area, roam through Lincoln Park where thousands of people were staying, or wait at the location of a residence and hope the person showed up.†   (source)
  • He had a quick, inquiring mind and uncommon resolve.†   (source)
  • As a matter of fact I heard him talking to a stranger, who seemed to be inquiring for me, and I nearly went and asked him who it was.†   (source)
  • While the Supreme Council had pondered Mortenson's case, they had dispatched spies to inquire into the affairs of the American working at the heart of Shia Pakistan, Parvi says.†   (source)
  • And so his family, friends, and community closed around him to protect him from the inquiring world.†   (source)
  • "Are you sure-footed, Jacob?" he inquires graciously.†   (source)
  • "Something wrong?" inquires Philip.†   (source)
  • Beautiful Moon inquired tentatively.†   (source)
  • I reached for him and set him to nurse before I inquired about Mr. Viccars.†   (source)
  • Then he lifted the cognac bottle and looked at Dart enquiringly.†   (source)
  • You were to be detained in my office until a man came to my secretary inquiring about a matter from Zurich.†   (source)
  • I hadn't inquired.†   (source)
  • A full hour after waking, Rachelle left behind the last of the curious well-wishers who'd inquired where she was headed on such a magnificent animal.†   (source)
  • After he inquired how I was, somebody asked him about the cow and mule that was killed yesterday.†   (source)
  • It pecks inquiringly at the window for a moment; then flies off.†   (source)
  • I preferred to listen rather than to speak; to inquire, not crusade.†   (source)
  • "And the rest of your prisoners?" the Mede inquired.†   (source)
  • The MP looked up inquiringly.†   (source)
  • Rearden looked at him inquiringly.†   (source)
  • I'm inquiring into the motives for the murder of DeBlass.†   (source)
  • I inquired.†   (source)
  • "Ah?" said the Hedgehog inquiringly.†   (source)
  • The spokesman from Easthaven shrugged his shoulders again in reply to Cassius's inquiring glance.†   (source)
  • Adams said nothing about how he would present the case to the high court and was thankful that the two lawyers held enough respect for him not to inquire.†   (source)
  • He checks the rental-housing section in the local paper, and then calls to inquire about places advertised.†   (source)
  • But he never approached me, he never asked me point-blank what I did, he'd just inquire if I were earning enough for my family and then silently nod.†   (source)
  • And Granpa meant it; for it was custom to inquire about such as how people was feeling.†   (source)
  • Alessandro inquired.†   (source)
  • Joe asked, inquiring about Dewey's wife.†   (source)
  • Even the married women drop by to inquire about Javier's health, to hold his hands, warm as blood, and comfort him, when all the time they pray, "Oh to be loved by this beautiful, sad boy!†   (source)
  • His face is so pale that the desk clerk inquires about his health.†   (source)
  • He would have to inquire.†   (source)
  • After a moment he inquired, "Never?"†   (source)
  • I called the seller to inquire about the lathe he was trying to get rid of.†   (source)
  • The Council of Censors in Pennsylvania assembled in 1783 and 1784 "to inquire whether the constitution had been preserved inviolate in every part; and whether the legislative and executive branches of government had performed their duty as guardians of the people, or assumed to themselves, or exercised, other or greater powers than they are entitled to by the constitution."†   (source)
  • You fat old Druid?" he inquired.†   (source)
  • It was true that she still inquired of people if they'd eaten yet, odd as it sounded; Ralph invented his grammar on the fly; even Theresa struggled to put her Chinese thoughts into English.†   (source)
  • BRADY I wish to inquire what possible relevance the testimony of a Zoo-ology professor can have in this trial.†   (source)
  • She inquired about Atta's work, her native foods, and her country's health-care system, but Atta slammed each question to the ground and let it lie there like a dead shuttlecock.†   (source)
  • Blasingame inquired of his cadre.†   (source)
  • Going to eat at the "at home" restaurant, I inquired about a job.†   (source)
  • He'd inquired around about it at Salt Licks, and Bud Searcy had told him that we had the dog.†   (source)
  • I was about to ask what exactly he meant by "hunters" and inquire further about this "witch", but before I could, the second guard returned.†   (source)
  • The proper password admitted him, a line of text wished him peace and inquired as to his business.†   (source)
  • He inquired about the small wild plants of field and riverside and hill.†   (source)
  • May one inquire where His Highness spent the night?†   (source)
  • Harriet thought that it would be perfectly natural and understandable if this son should write to his foster father, reporting about his health and inquiring about the family.†   (source)
  • "And how often," Oedipa inquired, now aware it was all words, "has that line of approach worked for you, Baby Igor?"†   (source)
  • Only the language differed from the previous inquirers—the substance was the same.†   (source)
  • VINEY re-enters, sets the pitcher on the table; KATE lifts the almost empty biscuit plate with an inquiring look, VINEY nods and bears it off back, neither of them interrupting the men.†   (source)
  • "Have you any idea as to the extent of your find?" he inquired.†   (source)
  • Quickly I found myself inquiring of the Weasel in tones as grim as his own, "May I ask in what other way I haven't fitted the profile?"†   (source)
  • "Work just for the sake of working?" she inquired.†   (source)
  • It had sent him looking, inquiring; it had made him find human richness where the rest of us saw bush or had stopped seeing anything at all.†   (source)
  • Randy looked at Helen, inquiringly.†   (source)
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