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inquire
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

14 uses
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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • "What kind of a place is Expectations'?" inquired Milo, unable to see the humor and feeling very doubtful of the little man's sanity.
    p. 19.4
  • "flow much are these?" he inquired, and when the  man whispered the answer he quickly put them back on the shelf and started to walk on.
    p. 47.9
  • "How?" asked Azaz, glaring; at the hug. limy?" inquired Milo, looking the same way.
    p. 96.6
  • They walked to the rear of the house, which looked exactly like the front, and knocked at the door, whose name plate read "THE MIDGET" "How are you?" inquired the man, who looked exactly like the giant.
    p. 111.7
  • "What did they do?" the Humbug inquired, suddenly taking an interest in things.
    p. 118.6
  • At the same time the door flew open, and from the dark interior a hoarse voice inquired, "Have you ever heard a whole set of dishes dropped from the ceiling onto a hard stone floor?"
    p. 133.5
  • "Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?" he inquired again as the air was filled with a loud, crinkling, snapping sound.
    p. 135.5
  • "Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn?" she inquired.
    p. 151.6
  • Milo inquired.
    p. 155.2
  • "What's a Dodecahedron?" inquired Milo, who was barely able to pronounce the strange word.
    p. 173.1
  • "Has Azaz agreed to it?" the Mathemagician inquired.
    p. 199.9
  • "And how's the faithful dog?" he inquired, giving Tock three or four strong and friendly pats.
    p. 209.3
  • "I wonder if you could spare me a little of your time," he inquired politely, "and help with a few small jobs?"
    p. 209.5
  • "Can you carry us all?" inquired the hug.
    p. 236.2

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