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inquest
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
a formal inquiry or investigation — typically into the cause of an undesirable event — often an investigation of an unexpected death
  • The young Greek, Michaelis, who ran the coffee joint beside the ashheaps was the principal witness at the inquest.
    p. 136.1
inquest = investigation of a death
  • When Michaelis's testimony at the inquest brought to light Wilson's suspicions of his wife I thought the whole tale would shortly be served up in racy pasquinade — but Catherine, who might have said anything, didn't say a word.
    p. 163.7
inquest = formal investigation
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