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inquire
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

6 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • Several pupils had a few yellow tickets, but none had enough —he had been around among the star pupils inquiring.
    Chapter 4 (77% in)
  • "What does he put sackcloth and ashes on his head for?" inquired Huck.
    Chapter 13 (75% in)
  • Huck was in a close place—the inquiring eye was upon him—he would have given anything for material for a plausible answer—nothing suggested itself—the inquiring eye was boring deeper and deeper—a senseless reply offered—there was no time to weigh it, so at a venture he uttered it—feebly: "Sunday-school books, maybe."
    Chapter 30 (45% in)
  • Huck was in a close place—the inquiring eye was upon him—he would have given anything for material for a plausible answer—nothing suggested itself—the inquiring eye was boring deeper and deeper—a senseless reply offered—there was no time to weigh it, so at a venture he uttered it—feebly: "Sunday-school books, maybe."
    Chapter 30 (46% in)
  • They all said they had not noticed whether Tom and Becky were on board the ferryboat on the homeward trip; it was dark; no one thought of inquiring if any one was missing.
    Chapter 30 (73% in)
  • The company looked at each other with a perplexed interest—and inquiringly at Huck, who was tongue-tied.
    Chapter 34 (76% in)

There are no more uses of "inquire" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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