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inquire
used in A Christmas Carol

7 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o'clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a place, of Scrooge.
    1 — Marley's Ghost (10% in)
inquired = asked
  • "Long Past?" inquired Scrooge: observant of its dwarfish stature.
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (16% in)
  • He then made bold to inquire what business brought him there.
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (18% in)
  • "You recollect the way?" inquired the Spirit.
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (24% in)
  • "When did he die?" inquired another.
    4 — The Last of the Three Spirits (10% in)
  • Bob told them of the extraordinary kindness of Mr. Scrooge's nephew, whom he had scarcely seen but once, and who, meeting him in the street that day, and seeing that he looked a little—"just a little down you know," said Bob, inquired what had happened to distress him.
    4 — The Last of the Three Spirits (80% in)
  • Scrooge inquired.
    5 — The End of It (27% in)

There are no more uses of "inquire" in A Christmas Carol.

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