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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
  • 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
  • Mr. Guppy lifts his eyebrows inquiringly and looks at Tony.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • inquiringly = in a manner that seeks information
  • "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
inquired = asked

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