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 Meanings and Examples of ENQUIRE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
enquire
 v.  seek information by asking a question
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  His name, he replied, was Willoughby, and his present home was at Allenham, from whence he hoped she would allow him the honour of calling tomorrow to enquire after Miss Dashwood.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
2  Before this she had sent her maid to enquire if she might see Mrs. Dorset; but the reply came back that the latter was tired, and trying to sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
3  And now, my kind leech, let me enquire of the news abroad.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  The souls throng round him to right and left; nor is one look enough; lingering delighted, they pace by his side and enquire wherefore he is come.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
5  It was at this point that I asked Gregson whether he had enquired in his telegram to Cleveland as to any particular point in Mr. Drebber's former career.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
6  The old man came in haste, and enquired anxiously after the state of his health.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
7  All now looked around and enquired for Ivanhoe, but he had vanished.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
8  Anne said what was proper, and enquired after her husband.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  He had enquired after her, she found, particularly; had expressed his hope of Miss Elliot's not being the worse for her exertions, and had spoken of those exertions as great.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
10  Anne enquired after Captain Benwick, Mary's face was clouded directly.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
11  I tried to calm Ernest; I enquired more minutely concerning my father, and here I named my cousin.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  As soon as they left the dining-room, Elinor enquired of her about it; and great was her surprise when she found that every circumstance related by Mrs. Jennings was perfectly true.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
13  The first-cabin passengers, who made up a purse for the woman, took an embarrassing interest in Otto, and often enquired of him about his charge.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IX
14  Before turning to those moral and mental aspects of the matter which present the greatest difficulties, let the enquirer begin by mastering more elementary problems.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
15  Yet it would be enquiring too curiously to ask, whether the recollection of Rebecca's beauty and magnanimity did not recur to his mind more frequently than the fair descendant of Alfred might altogether have approved.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
Example Sentence:
1  Her supporters in Seattle have already been approaching local businesses to enquire about possible work openings for her.
2  At a meeting of the Committee appointed to enquire into the Complaints made by the Officers of this Institution.
3  Adam enquired politely whether they had enjoyed the show.