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used in Anna Karenina

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the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • But as he approached his mother-in-law, he responded in a mournful and crestfallen tone to her inquiries about Dolly's health.
    Part One (28% in)
  • As soon as the old prince turned away from him, Levin went out unnoticed, and the last impression he carried away with him of that evening was the smiling, happy face of Kitty answering Vronsky's inquiry about the ball.
    Part One (47% in)
  • "At the top, 12 and 13," the porter answered Levin's inquiry.
    Part One (73% in)
  • No one knows; only their host's valet, in answer to their inquiry whether any 'young ladies' are living on the top floor, answered that there were a great many of them about there.
    Part Two (11% in)
  • Agafea Mihalovna, always very anxious for the credit of the house, met him in the hall with inquiries about dinner.
    Part Two (36% in)
  • And, disagreeable as it was to the princess to seem to take the first step in wishing to make the acquaintance of Madame Stahl, who thought fit to give herself airs, she made inquiries about Varenka, and, having ascertained particulars about her tending to prove that there could be no harm though little good in the acquaintance, she herself approached Varenka and made acquaintance with her.
    Part Two (85% in)
  • Kitty let her eyes rest on Varenka's face, with a look of dismay and inquiry.
    Part Two (87% in)
  • Parmenitch, a talkative, comely old man, gave Levin a very warm welcome, showed him all he was doing, told him everything about his bees and the swarms of that year; but gave vague and unwilling answers to Levin's inquiries about the mowing.
    Part Three (31% in)
  • It happened that the famous Commission of the 2nd of June had set on foot an inquiry into the irrigation of lands in the Zaraisky province, which fell under Alexey Alexandrovitch's department, and was a glaring example of fruitless expenditure and paper reforms.
    Part Three (42% in)
  • The new commission for the inquiry into the condition of the native tribes in all its branches had been formed and despatched to its destination with an unusual speed and energy inspired by Alexey Alexandrovitch.
    Part Four (20% in)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch stroked his son's hair, answered the governess's inquiries about his wife, and asked what the doctor had said of the baby.
    Part Four (82% in)
  • I made inquiries in all directions.
    Part Five (49% in)
  • To all inquiries made him as to how he felt, he made the same answer with an expression of vindictive reproachfulness, "I'm suffering horribly, intolerably!"
    Part Five (58% in)
  • Answering inquiries about the disposition of Anna Arkadyevna's rooms and belongings, he had exercised immense self-control to appear like a man in whose eyes what had occurred was not unforeseen nor out of the ordinary course of events, and he attained his aim: no one could have detected in him signs of despair.
    Part Five (62% in)
  • Lidia Ivanovna made inquiries through her friends as to what those infamous people, as she called Anna and Vronsky, intended doing, and she endeavored so to guide every movement of her friend during those days that he could not come across them.
    Part Five (68% in)
  • But in spite of that he made polite and hospitable inquiries of Vassenka about his shooting, his gun, and his boots, and agreed to go shooting next day.
    Part Six (18% in)
  • "That's Princess Varvara," Anna said in reply to a glance of inquiry from Dolly as the char-a-banc drove up.
    Part Six (51% in)
  • Anna was disconcerted by the intent look of inquiry Dolly fixed upon her.
    Part Six (52% in)
  • ..." she said, with a timid smile of inquiry looking at Dolly.
    Part Six (52% in)
  • Dolly simply wondered at all she had not seen before, and, anxious to understand it all, made minute inquiries about everything, which gave Vronsky great satisfaction.
    Part Six (62% in)
  • Darya Alexandrovna looked with timid inquiry into his energetic face, which under the lime-trees was continually being lighted up in patches by the sunshine, and then passing into complete shadow again.
    Part Six (63% in)
  • I cannot bear this falsity!" he said, with a vigorous gesture of refusal, and he looked with gloomy inquiry towards Darya Alexandrovna.
    Part Six (64% in)
  • When Anna found Dolly at home before her, she looked intently in her eyes, as though questioning her about the talk she had had with Vronsky, but she made no inquiry in words.
    Part Six (65% in)
  • "Yes, there's a meeting of the Society of Amateurs today in commemoration of the jubilee of Svintitch," said Katavasov in answer to Levin's inquiry.
    Part Seven (10% in)
  • Levin answered, and repeated an inquiry about Madame Apraksina's sudden death.
    Part Seven (17% in)
  • Without allowing himself even to think of what was to come, of how it would end, judging from his inquiries as to the usual duration of these ordeals, Levin had in his imagination braced himself to bear up and to keep a tight rein on his feelings for five hours, and it had seemed to him he could do this.
    Part Seven (42% in)
  • The shriek was so awful that Levin did not even jump up, but holding his breath, gazed in terrified inquiry at the doctor.
    Part Seven (45% in)
  • Though he asked no one about it, reluctantly and with feigned indifference answered his friends' inquiries as to how the book was going, and did not even inquire of the booksellers how the book was selling, Sergey Ivanovitch was all on the alert, with strained attention, watching for the first impression his book would make in the world and in literature.
    Part Eight (1% in)

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