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inquiry
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

13 uses
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Definition
the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • No, sir; I have made inquiry all over the hotel, but I can hear no word of it.
    Chapter 5 — Three Broken Threads (18% in)
inquiry = investigation and questions
  • The young man when last heard of was in America, and inquiries are being instituted with a view to informing him of his good fortune.
    Chapter 2 — The Curse of the Baskervilles (72% in)
  • My motive for withholding it from the coroner's inquiry is that a man of science shrinks from placing himself in the public position of seeming to indorse a popular superstition.
    Chapter 2 — The Curse of the Baskervilles (77% in)
  • The German was sent for but professed to know nothing of the matter, nor could any inquiry clear it up.
    Chapter 5 — Three Broken Threads (64% in)
  • I have made some inquiries myself in the last few days, but the results have, I fear, been negative.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (4% in)
  • It seemed hopeless to pursue the inquiry any farther, but it was clear that in spite of Holmes's ruse we had no proof that Barrymore had not been in London all the time.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (16% in)
  • He wanted to know the object of my inquiries, but I managed to satisfy his curiosity without telling him too much, for there is no reason why we should take anyone into our confidence.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (76% in)
  • When I reached Coombe Tracey I told Perkins to put up the horses, and I made inquiries for the lady whom I had come to interrogate.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (7% in)
  • Luck had been against us again and again in this inquiry, but now at last it came to my aid.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (48% in)
  • My inquiries show beyond all question that the family portrait did not lie, and that this fellow was indeed a Baskerville.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (13% in)
  • The fellow had evidently made inquiry and found that only two lives intervened between him and a valuable estate.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (19% in)
  • How could he claim it without causing suspicion and inquiry?
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (95% in)
  • The past and the present are within the field of my inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (95% in)

There are no more uses of "inquiry" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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