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inquire
used in The Age of Innocence

9 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • Mrs. Welland enquired as she shook hands with her future son-in-law.
    Chapter 2 (81% in)
  • "You really think this is due to some—some intentional interference of Lawrence Lefferts's?" he enquired, turning to Archer.
    Chapter 7 (53% in)
  • "They'll go at once?" he enquired, pointing to the roses.
    Chapter 9 (**% in)
  • Mr. Letterblair looked at him from under enquiring eyebrows, and the young man, aware of the uselessness of trying to explain what was in his mind, bowed acquiescently while his senior continued: "Divorce is always unpleasant."
    Chapter 11 (90% in)
  • Archer raised his eyebrows enquiringly at Nastasia, who raised hers in return with a fatalistic "Gia!" as she threw open the drawing-room door.
    Chapter 17 (48% in)
  • Often already, during the fortnight that he had passed under her roof, when she enquired how he meant to spend his afternoon, he had answered paradoxically: "Oh, I think for a change I'll just save it instead of spending it—" and once, when she and May had had to go on a long-postponed round of afternoon calls, he had confessed to having lain all the afternoon under a rock on the beach below the house.
    Chapter 22 (28% in)
  • Did you ring?" she incoherently enquired.
    Chapter 22 (77% in)
  • Every one agreed with her, but no one condescended to enquire what the Beauforts really meant to do.
    Chapter 28 (34% in)
  • "If people of my age WILL eat chicken-salad in the evening what are they to expect?" she enquired; and, the doctor having opportunely modified her dietary, the stroke was transformed into an attack of indigestion.
    Chapter 28 (37% in)

There are no more uses of "inquire" in The Age of Innocence.

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