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inquire
used in Moby Dick

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to ask about or look into something
  • Turning back I accosted Captain Peleg, inquiring where Captain Ahab was to be found.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (53% in)
  • With anxious grapnels I had sounded my pocket, and only brought up a few pieces of silver,—So, wherever you go, Ishmael, said I to myself, as I stood in the middle of a dreary street shouldering my bag, and comparing the gloom towards the north with the darkness towards the south—wherever in your wisdom you may conclude to lodge for the night, my dear Ishmael, be sure to inquire the price, and don't be too particular.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (28% in)
  • However, by dint of beating about a little in the dark, and now and then knocking up a peaceable inhabitant to inquire the way, we at last came to something which there was no mistaking.
    Chapters 13-15 -- Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (74% in)
  • As if long habituated to such profane talk from his old shipmate, Bildad, without noticing his present irreverence, quietly looked up, and seeing me, glanced again inquiringly towards Peleg.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (36% in)
  • Mayhew having concluded his narration, Ahab put such questions to him, that the stranger captain could not forbear inquiring whether he intended to hunt the White Whale, if opportunity should offer.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (56% in)
  • Why, they say as how he went a sauntering into the old flag-ship once, switching his tail about devilish easy and gentlemanlike, and inquiring if the old governor was at home.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (22% in)
  • We must needs inquire then on what principle the Sovereign is originally invested with that right.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (92% in)
  • Inasmuch, then, as this Leviathan comes floundering down upon us from the head-waters of the Eternities, it may be fitly inquired, whether, in the long course of his generations, he has not degenerated from the original bulk of his sires.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (61% in)
  • When the last nail was driven, and the lid duly planed and fitted, he lightly shouldered the coffin and went forward with it, inquiring whether they were ready for it yet in that direction.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (57% in)
  • The dead, blind wall butts all inquiring heads at last.
    Chapters 124-126 -- The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (47% in)

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