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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INQUIRING

Inquiring for her, he seemed sorry to hear that she had gone on the excursion.

Mr Merdle made a similar reply, and Bishop explained his reason for inquiring.

I gave a commission to ‘him,’ and I have been inquiring about him.

You look at each other and at me with an inquiring astonishment?

However, we are not now inquiring into the causes of prophetic knowledge.

But I fairly encountered an inquiring and somewhat anxious gaze.

Favoring the man Huntly with one inquiring glance, he turned to the corporal.

I'm not accustomed to inquiring into the motives of my guests.

Ruffo stared at it for a moment with a critical inquiring gaze.

Edward Templemore turned towards him with an inquiring look.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French enquerre "ask, inquire about" (Modern French enquérir), from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, from Latin in- "into" (see in- (2)) + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half-Latinized enquire still persists. Related: Inquired; inquiring; inquiringly.

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