toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

inquest
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a formal inquiry or investigation — typically into the cause of an undesirable event — often an investigation of an unexpected death
  • There are one or two minor points which were brought out in the inquest, and which are worth considering.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (19% in)
  • Under these circumstances the young man was instantly arrested, and a verdict of 'wilful murder' having been returned at the inquest on Tuesday, he was on Wednesday brought before the magistrates at Ross, who have referred the case to the next Assizes.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (13% in)
  • I rang the bell and called for the weekly county paper, which contained a verbatim account of the inquest.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (48% in)
  • You were yourself struck by the nature of the injury as recorded by the surgeon at the inquest.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (81% in)

There are no more uses of "inquest" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®