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inquiry
used in Atlas Shrugged

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the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • Rearden felt contempt for groups of that kind and saw no reason for a closer inquiry into their nature.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (89% in)
  • ...guests getting heavy with boredom if they were sober or glazing into an imbecile stare if they weren't, and pretend that he noticed neither, and strain to think of something to say to them, when he had nothing to say —while he needed hours of inquiry to find a successor for the superintendent of his rolling mills who had resigned suddenly, without explanation-he had to do it at once-men of that sort were so hard to find-and if anything happened to break the flow of the rolling mills-it...
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (5% in)
  • Those who followed, found his achievement somewhere at the base of any line of inquiry they undertook.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (42% in)
  • It was Dr. Robert Stadler who had once corrected a student: "Free scientific inquiry?
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (42% in)
  • 1 It took them three days of inquiries, but they found the bleached, abandoned road-and now they were driving through the yellow leaves that glittered like a sea of gold coins, to the Twentieth Century Motor Company.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (76% in)
  • It's a blind alley, Miss Taggart, Do not attempt to waste your money and effort on other, more conventional methods of inquiry: do not hire detectives.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (89% in)
  • But he answered in his even, unhurried drawl, "You know, Dr. Stadler once said that the first word of 'Free, scientific inquiry' was redundant.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (4% in)
  • Well, I'll just say that 'Governmental scientific inquiry' is a contradiction in terms.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (4% in)
  • Inquiries at their homes found the homes abandoned and the men gone.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (70% in)
  • After a while, she asked, in the tone of a dryly statistical inquiry, "How much of a fortune has Midas Mulligan amassed in this valley?"
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (50% in)
  • But as she sat in the candlelight of the dining room, she felt certain that she had no chance; she felt restlessly unable to accept that certainty, since she could not grasp its reason, yet lethargically reluctant to pursue any inquiry.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (66% in)
  • The only inquiry she had permitted herself had been a glance at the payroll list of the Terminal workers.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (4% in)
  • And to forestall any inquiry into the cause of the difference between a jungle village and New York City, they resort to the ultimate obscenity of explaining man's industrial progress-skyscrapers, cable bridges, power motors, railroad trains-by declaring that man is an animal who possesses an 'instinct of tool-making.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (62% in)
  • If you or I make any inquiries about him, somebody might begin to wonder.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (14% in)

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