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inquire
used in Atlas Shrugged

14 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • Rearden looked at him inquiringly.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (79% in)
  • When the voice of Mr. Ayers, courteously eager, inquired of what service he could be to her, she asked, "Can you tell me whether Richard Halley has written a new piano concerto, the Fifth?"
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (92% in)
  • Not to inquire about my aims, motives or desires is an essential part of their theory.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (85% in)
  • And that you can't really say in all honesty whether I'm happy or unhappy, because you haven't even inquired whether I exist?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (33% in)
  • '1 "I wanted to inquire about the men who owned the factory at the time when you made a loan to-"
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (40% in)
  • I don't believe I ever inquired about their names.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (42% in)
  • The woman looked at her for the briefest instant of a pause; it was an odd glance, inquiring and grave.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (74% in)
  • Miss Taggart, I have inquired all over the world.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (8% in)
  • She saw a man, who had unlocked the door and was leaning out, looking inquiringly ahead through the darkness, ready to step off.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (49% in)
  • They all looked at her with an air of inquiring expectation, as she approached.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (53% in)
  • He had never inquired about them and neither had anybody else.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (80% in)
  • He saw none of it in the face of his wife; even anger or hatred would have been preferable to her level, attentive glance; the glance was worse than accusing, it was inquiring.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (11% in)
  • Don't inquire.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (13% in)
  • She did not answer; she looked at him inquiringly.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (55% in)

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