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inquire
used in A Tale of Two Cities

17 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • A hundred times the dozing passenger inquired of this spectre: "Buried how long?"
    1.3 — The Night Shadows (68% in)
  • As his eyes rested on a short, slight, pretty figure, a quantity of golden hair, a pair of blue eyes that met his own with an inquiring look, and a forehead with a singular capacity (remembering how young and smooth it was), of rifting and knitting itself into an expression that was not quite one of perplexity, or wonder, or alarm, or merely of a bright fixed attention, though it included all the four expressions—as his eyes rested on these things, a sudden vivid likeness passed before...
    1.4 — The Preparation (36% in)
  • It would be worse than useless now to inquire which; worse than useless to seek to know whether he has been for years overlooked, or always designedly held prisoner.
    1.4 — The Preparation (85% in)
  • The chamber, furnished bachelorfashion, that you wished to see, and were inquiring for when I stepped out, is on the fifth floor.
    1.5 — The Wine-shop (59% in)
  • What have you got to do with it, then, if a person may inquire?
    2.2 — A Sight (47% in)
  • "Do you mean the prisoner?" inquired the Judge, knitting his brows.
    2.3 — A Disappointment (43% in)
  • My Lord inquired of Mr. Stryver (the prisoner's counsel), whether they were next to try Mr. Carton (name of my learned friend) for treason?
    2.3 — A Disappointment (68% in)
  • "How do you do?" inquired that lady then—sharply, and yet as if to express that she bore him no malice.
    2.6 — Hundreds of People (24% in)
  • Miss Pross inquired, with placidity.
    2.6 — Hundreds of People (44% in)
  • "We have done wrong?" repeated the Marquis, with an inquiring smile, and delicately pointing, first to his nephew, then to himself.
    2.9 — The Gorgon's Head (47% in)
  • "The chateau, and all the race?" inquired the first.
    2.15 — Knitting (73% in)
  • The Doctor looked at him for a moment—half inquiringly, half as if he were angry at being spoken to—and bent over his work again.
    2.18 — Nine Days (53% in)
  • "Yes, dearest Charles," with her hands on his breast, and the inquiring and attentive expression fixed upon him; "we are rather thoughtful to-night, for we have something on our mind to-night."
    2.20 — A Plea (69% in)
  • He held the letter out inquiringly; and Monseigneur looked at it, in the person of this plotting and indignant refugee; and Monseigneur looked at it in the person of that plotting and indignant refugee; and This, That, and The Other, all had something disparaging to say, in French or in English, concerning the Marquis who was not to be found.
    2.24 — Drawn to the Loadstone Rock (45% in)
  • "Does Madame go with us?" inquired Mr. Lorry, seeing that she moved as they moved.
    3.3 — The Shadow (36% in)
  • "'Gentlemen,' said I, 'pardon me; but I usually inquire who does me the honour to seek my assistance, and what is the nature of the case to which I am summoned.'
    3.10 — The Substance of the Shadow (10% in)
  • "There is no doubt of the Jury?" inquired Madame Defarge, letting her eyes turn to him with a gloomy smile.
    3.14 — The Knitting Done (13% in)

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