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inquiry
used in The House of the Seven Gables

9 uses
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Definition
the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
  • There has been constant inquiry for cheap raisins, and a great cry for whistles, and trumpets, and jew's-harps; and at least a dozen little boys have asked for molasses-candy.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (76% in)
  • Always, in his interviews with Phoebe, the artist made especial inquiry as to the welfare of Clifford, whom, except at the Sunday festival, he seldom saw.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (37% in)
  • At almost every step in life, we meet with young men of just about Holgrave's age, for whom we anticipate wonderful things, but of whom, even after much and careful inquiry, we never happen to hear another word.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (62% in)
  • Again, when the lawyers were making inquiry for the missing document, it was a by-word that it would never be found, unless in the wizard's skeleton hand.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (40% in)
  • Alice looked towards her father, in surprise and inquiry.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (65% in)
  • You will therefore oblige me, my dear Alice, by answering this person's inquiries, and complying with his lawful and reasonable requests, so far as they may appear to have the aforesaid object in view.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (66% in)
  • Gazing at her brother with an affrighted glance of inquiry, she beheld him all in a tremor and a quake, from head to foot, while, amid these commoted elements of passion or alarm, still flickered his gusty mirth.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (84% in)
  • And one of the Judge's hired men has been in, this morning, to make inquiry about him.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (42% in)
  • And yet, as he felt the necessity of responding to her look of inquiry, the smile disappeared.
    Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (12% in)

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