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Definition the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • They created a commission of inquiry to look into the matter.
inquiry = investigation
  • The official inquiry has ended, but the press continues to ask questions.
  • inquiry = investigation
  • In response to your inquiry...
  • It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry...
    Albert Einstein
  • Elizabeth found the interest of the subject increase, and listened with all her heart; but the delicacy of it prevented further inquiry.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • inquiry = questioning or investigating
  • I am staying there while I conduct the inquiry.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • inquiry = investigation
  • At the interview, when she offered him tea, he made it a point to launch a cautious inquiry if she knew Mr. Farfrae.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • inquiry = question
  • please make inquiries if Fiers has been sent to the hospital.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • inquiries = investigate by asking questions
  • She said she reckined most everybody had a secret place, but she couldn't be certain, as she had never made inquiries of it.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • inquiries = investigations
  • No, sir; I have made inquiry all over the hotel, but I can hear no word of it.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • inquiry = investigation and questions
  • There was a certain method in the Count's inquiries, so I shall try to put them down in sequence. ... First, he asked...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • inquiries = questions or investigation
  • She needed no time for deliberation or inquiry.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • inquiry = questioning or investigating
  • ...he was on inquiry satisfied; for he had early in the evening taken pains to know who her partner was, and had been assured of Mr. Tilney's being a clergyman, and of a very respectable family in Gloucestershire.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • inquiry = investigation
  • That he scatter his money in making quick inquiry as to what ship sails for the Black Sea and for where.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Van Helsing and I tried to make inquiry at the back of the house.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
    Ground of inquiry.—Count Dracula's problem is to get back to his own place.
    (a) He must be brought back by some one.  This is evident; for...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • When he ask if there be any wrong, for that so, he can telegraph and have inquiry made at Varna, we say 'no,' for what is to be done is not for police or of the customs.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • When I received Mr. Billington's courteous message that he would give me any information in his power I thought it best to go down to Whitby and make, on the spot, such inquiries as I wanted.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It was only for a moment, for, as Lord Godalming said, "I thought I saw a face, but it was only the shadows," and resumed his inquiry, I turned my lamp in the direction, and stepped into the passage.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • We know from the inquiry of Jonathan that from the castle to Whitby came fifty boxes of earth, all of which were delivered at Carfax, we also know that at least some of these boxes have been removed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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