v. seek information by asking a question
Her supporters in Seattle have already been approaching local businesses to enquire about possible work openings for her.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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.
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 Context
Presently Ernest came, and enquired if we had seen his brother; he said, that he had been playing with him, that William had run away to hide himself, and that he vainly sought for him, and afterwards waited for a long time, but that he did not return.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
As she felt his pulse, and enquired after his health, there was a softness in her touch and in her accents implying a kinder interest than she would herself have been pleased to have voluntarily expressed.
He enquired after you very particularly; asked even if you were personally altered, little suspecting that to my eye you could never alter.
Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, even though she could have checked for herself and could have known it even without checking.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Context