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inquire
used in The Great Gatsby

27 uses
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Definition
to 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.
    p. 160.8
inquiring = asking about or looking into
  • "Is something happening? " I inquired innocently.
    p. 14.9
  • "Who oughtn't to?" inquired Daisy coldly.
    p. 18.9
  • "Do you live down on Long Island, too? " she inquired.
    p. 32.7
  • "Do you come to these parties often? " inquired Jordan of the girl beside her.
    p. 43.5
  • "Who doesn't?" I inquired.
    p. 43.9
  • "Having a gay time now?" she inquired.
    p. 47.8
  • "Miss Baker?" he inquired.
    p. 50.6
  • Wha's matter?" he inquired calmly.
    p. 54.9
  • "What part of the Middle West?" I inquired casually.
    p. 65.7
  • "What was that?" I inquired.
    p. 68.6
  • "What?" I inquired politely.
    p. 69.7
  • "Have you known Gatsby for a long time?" I inquired.
    p. 72.1
  • "What grass?" he inquired blankly.
    p. 84.3
  • "Did we interrupt your exercises?" inquired Daisy politely.
    p. 94.5
  • "Anything to say about what?" inquired Gatsby politely.
    p. 97.2
  • "Where'd you hear that?" I inquired.
    p. 107.8
  • "Going away?" I inquired.
    p. 114.3
  • "And Mr. Thomas Buchanan, the athlete?" I inquired.
    p. 116.1
  • "Do you mean you've been to a medium?" inquired Jordan humorously.
    p. 122.1
  • "How do you like this one?" inquired Tom.
    p. 123.5
  • "What are you doing?" I inquired.
    p. 142.9
  • "Who was the woman?" he inquired.
    p. 143.5
  • "This?" he inquired, holding it up.
    p. 158.2
  • "Did you start him in business?" I inquired.
    p. 171.2
  • "Are you a college man?" he inquired suddenly.
    p. 172.1
  • "Tom," I inquired, "what did you say to Wilson that afternoon?"
    p. 178.4

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