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inquiry
used in War and Peace

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the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • Seeing Anna Mikhaylovna and her son, Prince Vasili dismissed the doctor with a bow and approached them silently and with a look of inquiry.
    Book One — 1805 (43% in)
  • Prince Vasili gave him a look of stern inquiry, as though what Pierre had just said was so strange that one could not take it in.
    Book Three — 1805 (13% in)
  • "My dear friend?" said she, in a tone of pathetic inquiry, prepared to sympathize in any way.
    Book Three — 1805 (34% in)
  • To Pierre's inquiries as to what he must do and how he should answer, Willarski only replied that brothers more worthy than he would test him and that Pierre had only to tell the truth.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (12% in)
  • Some domestic serfs Pierre met, in reply to inquiries as to where the prince lived, pointed out a small newly built lodge close to the pond.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (48% in)
  • In answer to Rostov's inquiry where he was going, he answered vaguely and crossly that he had some business.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (74% in)
  • But at noon the adjutant of the regiment came into Rostov's and Denisov's dugout with a grave and serious face and regretfully showed them a paper addressed to Major Denisov from the regimental commander in which inquiries were made about yesterday's occurrence.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (77% in)
  • Every day, letters of inquiry and notices from the court arrived, and on the first of May, Denisov was ordered to hand the squadron over to the next in seniority and appear before the staff of his division to explain his violence at the commissariat office.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (78% in)
  • On Rostov's inquiry as to how the matter stood, he at once produced from under his pillow a paper he had received from the commission and the rough draft of his answer to it.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (84% in)
  • The count was so disconcerted by this long-foreseen inquiry that without consideration he gave the first reply that came into his head.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (42% in)
  • Oh yes, that's the French ambassador himself!" she replied to the countess' inquiry about Caulaincourt.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (56% in)
  • Having finished his inquiries and extorted from Daniel an opinion that the hounds were fit (Daniel himself wished to go hunting), Nicholas ordered the horses to be saddled.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (14% in)
  • Anna Mikhaylovna, who often visited the Karagins, while playing cards with the mother made careful inquiries as to Julie's dowry (she was to have two estates in Penza and the Nizhegorod forests).
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (23% in)
  • In answer to the count's inquiries she replied that things were all right and that she would tell about it next day.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (57% in)
  • Natasha looked round at her, and then, red and trembling, threw a frightened look of inquiry at Anatole and moved toward the door.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (60% in)
  • In reply to the count's anxious inquiries as to why she was so dejected and whether anything had happened to her betrothed, she assured him that nothing had happened and asked him not to worry.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (83% in)
  • ...daughter's distress, and by the embarrassed faces of Sonya and Marya Dmitrievna, the count saw clearly that something had gone wrong during his absence, but it was so terrible for him to think that anything disgraceful had happened to his beloved daughter, and he so prized his own cheerful tranquillity, that he avoided inquiries and tried to assure himself that nothing particularly had happened; and he was only dissatisfied that her indisposition delayed their return to the country.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (83% in)
  • And he went on to inquiries about the Grand Duke and the state of his health, and to reminiscences of the gay and amusing times he had spent with him in Naples.
    Book Nine — 1812 (16% in)
  • But in order to begin negotiations, what is demanded of me?" he said, frowning and making an energetic gesture of inquiry with his small white plump hand.
    Book Nine — 1812 (21% in)
  • She felt sorry for her and held out her hand with a glance of gentle inquiry.
    Book Ten — 1812 (31% in)
  • She turned away, and then, as if fearing he might take her words as meant to move him to pity, looked at him with an apprehensive glance of inquiry.
    Book Ten — 1812 (38% in)
  • Gabriel Ivanovich here made the inquiries.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (23% in)
  • On inquiry, the countess learned that Madame Schoss was offended because her trunk had been taken down from its cart, and all the loads were being uncorded and the luggage taken out of the carts to make room for wounded men whom the count in the simplicity of his heart had ordered that they should take with them.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (35% in)
  • To all these inquiries he gave brief and angry replies indicating that orders from him were not now needed, that the whole affair, carefully prepared by him, had now been ruined by somebody, and that that somebody would have to bear the whole responsibility for all that might happen.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (59% in)
  • In reply to an inquiry about the convicts in the prison, Count Rostopchin shouted angrily at the governor: "Do you expect me to give you two battalions—which we have not got—for a convoy?
    Book Eleven — 1812 (59% in)
  • You belong to the gentry?" he concluded with a shade of inquiry in his tone.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (76% in)
  • And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (50% in)
  • Princess Mary looked at him with frightened inquiry, not understanding why he did not reply to what she chiefly wanted to know: how was her brother?
    Book Twelve — 1812 (80% in)
  • Everything: a carriage passing rapidly in the street, a summons to dinner, the maid's inquiry what dress to prepare, or worse still any word of insincere or feeble sympathy, seemed an insult, painfully irritated the wound, interrupting that necessary quiet in which they both tried to listen to the stern and dreadful choir that still resounded in their imagination, and hindered their gazing into those mysterious limitless vistas that for an instant had opened out before them.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (0% in)
  • To Pierre's timid look of inquiry after reading the letter she replied by asking him to go, but to fix a definite date for his return.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (58% in)
  • Pierre with the baby on his hand stooped, kissed them, and replied to their inquiries.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (60% in)
  • In dealing with humanity's inquiry, the science of history up to now is like money in circulation—paper money and coin.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (79% in)

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