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inquire
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

7 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • The mother inquired if I might be available for a "night on the town"!
    p. 539.0
  • My grandmother had asked me if Owen or his family had ever taken any pains to inquire if something could be "done" about Owen's voice—"I mean medically," Grandmother said, and Lydia nodded so vigorously that I thought her hair pins might fall onto her dinner plate.
    p. 193.9
  • He talked to the Gravesend students who came from Lake Forest, Illinois; he encouraged them to write to their mothers and fathers and urge them to inquire about the admissions policy at Mr. White's school.
    p. 324.7
  • "Of course not!" said Mr. Merrill, who added that he didn't think Owen should be as candid with Dr. Dolder—should the doctor inquire if Owen knew anything about the "accident."
    p. 403.2
  • Owen was inquiring about the specific teddy bears and dolls and figurines.
    p. 496.4
  • Before the oily mortician could inquire who I was—or ask on whose authority I was permitted to view the contents of the plywood container—Owen Meany introduced me.
    p. 602.3
  • We inquired at the front desk about where we could play basketball; Owen wanted to practice the shot, of course, and—especially in the staggering midday heat—I thought that a gym would be a nice, cool place to spend a couple of hours.
    p. 614.7

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