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inquire
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

8 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • I am sure that you inquired your way merely in order that you might see him.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (58% in)
  • I then inquired as to the vessels which lay at present in the port of London.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (96% in)
  • I perceive also that whoever addressed the envelope had to go and inquire as to the address.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (61% in)
  • He rushed fiercely forward, and the inquirer flitted away into the darkness.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (71% in)
  • I came in by train this morning, and on inquiring at Paddington as to where I might find a doctor, a worthy fellow very kindly escorted me here.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (8% in)
  • I inquired of him whether he had ever heard of Colonel Lysander Stark.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (80% in)
  • Far from hushing the thing up, I have brought a gentleman down from London to inquire more deeply into it.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (54% in)
  • I had almost overcome my pride so far as to go back to the agency and inquire whether the place was still open when I received this letter from the gentleman himself.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (25% in)

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

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