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used in The Scarlet Letter

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to ask about or look into something
  • "Wherefore dost thou desire it?" inquired Hester, shrinking, she hardly knew why, from this secret bond.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (90% in)
  • But now, should you go thither to seek him, you would inquire in vain for the Locofoco Surveyor.
    Introductory (12% in)
  • "Why dost thou smile so at me?" inquired Hester, troubled at the expression of his eyes.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (98% in)
  • "Is the worshipful Governor Bellingham within?" inquired Hester.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (55% in)
  • Methinks, gentlemen, we need inquire no further.
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (50% in)
  • "You inquired of me, a little time agone," said he, at length, "my judgment as touching your health."
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (64% in)
  • "Wilt thou stand here with mother and me, to-morrow noontide?" inquired Pearl.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (53% in)
  • "What does this sad little brook say, mother?" inquired she.
    Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (74% in)
  • "And will he always keep his hand over his heart?" inquired Pearl.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (88% in)
  • The minister had inquired of Hester, with no little interest, the precise time at which the vessel might be expected to depart.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (11% in)
  • "What mean you?" inquired Hester, startled more than she permitted to appear.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (95% in)

There are no more uses of "inquire" in The Scarlet Letter.

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