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inquiry
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • There was a moment's silence, in which Philip darted a look of inquiry at Maggie's face.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (63% in)
  • "I've a notion, when I've made a bit more inquiry, as I shall perhaps start Tom here with a bit of a nest-egg,—he'll pay me int'rest, you know,—an' if you've got some little sums lyin' idle twisted up in a stockin' toe, or that——"
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (63% in)
  • Salt—that eminently "briny chap"—having been discovered in a cloud of tobacco-smoke at the Anchor Tavern, Mr. Glegg commenced inquiries which turned out satisfactorily enough to warrant the advance of the "nest-egg," to which aunt Glegg contributed twenty pounds; and in this modest beginning you see the ground of a fact which might otherwise surprise you; namely, Tom's accumulation of a fund, unknown to his father, that promised in no very long time to meet the more tardy process of...
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (95% in)
  • A slight electric shock seemed to pass through Mr. Tulliver, and he kept his eyes fixed on Tom with a look of eager inquiry, while Maggie, unable to restrain herself, rushed to her father's side and knelt down by him.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Hard-Won Triumph (46% in)
  • It was too late for Maggie to speak now; the drawingroom door was opening, and Minny was already growling in a small way at the entrance of a tall gentleman, who went up to Lucy and took her hand with a half-polite, half-tender glance and tone of inquiry, which seemed to indicate that he was unconscious of any other presence.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (37% in)
  • Lucy had not been deaf to the signal, and after an interval long enough for a few solicitous but not hurried inquiries, she herself ushered Stephen in.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (41% in)
  • But it soon appeared that the gentlemen's dressing-gowns, which were among her commodities, were objects of such general attention and inquiry, and excited so troublesome a curiosity as to their lining and comparative merits, together with a determination to test them by trying on, as to make her post a very conspicuous one.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (12% in)

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