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inquire
used in Howards End

8 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • Tell him that Charles Wilcox (the son who is here) has hay fever too, but he's brave, and gets quite cross when we inquire after it.
    Chapter 1 (30% in)
  • She would stroll across and make friends with the porters, and inquire what the rents were, exclaiming for example: "What! a hundred and twenty for a basement?
    Chapter 7 (7% in)
  • They vigorously assented, and rushed on, and when she inquired whether there was any news of Helen, her hostess was too much occupied in placing Rothenstein to answer.
    Chapter 9 (16% in)
  • He inquired after her hand; he set her to pour out the coffee and Mrs. Warrington to pour out the tea.
    Chapter 26 (15% in)
  • "No difference?" he inquired.
    Chapter 29 (9% in)
  • Why, to inquire.
    Chapter 29 (27% in)
  • "This IS Mr. Wilcox's house?" she inquired.
    Chapter 37 (41% in)
  • Then his father, who had dined alone, sent for him, and in very grave tones inquired for Margaret.
    Chapter 42 (3% in)

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