inquiry

[ in-kwahyuhr-ee, in-kwuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF inquiry
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Telegrams of inquiry and sympathy came from all parts of the world to the Castle.

This inquiry is a matter that requires the greatest secrecy.

So, turning aside, she soon caught up with the girl and spoke an inquiry.

So simple were the words of her inquiry, but under them beat something evil, deadly.

As though he had formulated the inquiry into speech the other began directly to speak of it.

His wife concurred in every desire; and his inquiry was, in fact, equally her own.

He brought an inquiry from the prince,—What was the object of Nelson's note?

And now, my dear, I will tell you how I came to put you upon this inquiry.

The first inquiry which they awakened was addressed to his own conscience.

A stern, uncompromising, and solemn spirit of inquiry is abroad.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., enquery, from enquere (see inquire). Respelled from mid-16c. to conform to Latin.

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