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 Meanings and Examples of ENQUIRY
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enquiry
 n.  search for knowledge
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  On enquiry we found that the constable was in bed, and we were shown into a little front parlour to await his coming.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  On my enquiry as to whether a Mr. Stangerson was living there, they at once answered me in the affirmative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
3  I telegraphed to the head of the police at Cleveland, limiting my enquiry to the circumstances connected with the marriage of Enoch Drebber.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
4  Too many farmers had assumed, without due enquiry, that on such a farm a spirit of licence and indiscipline would prevail.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
5  It was Budge the publican; but so disguised that even cronies who drank with him nightly failed to recognize him; and a little titter of enquiry as to his identity ran about among the villagers.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
6  Anne did not receive the perfect conviction which the Admiral meant to convey, but it would have been useless to press the enquiry farther.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
7  Nay," said Anne, "I have no particular enquiry to make about her.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
8  But they learnt, on enquiry, that its possessor, an elderly lady of very good character, was unfortunately too infirm to mix with the world, and never stirred from home.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
9  She returned a sympathetic enquiry, and gradually he was drawn on to talk of his latest purchases.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
10  It was usually a woman who opened the door, heard the enquiry and turned to somebody in the room who would raise himself from the bed.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Two First Cross-examination
11  I spent the whole of yesterday evening in making enquiries entirely without avail.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
12  She boldly acknowledged herself flattered, and continued her enquiries.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
13  With regard to Captain Wentworth, though Anne hazarded no enquiries, there was voluntary communication sufficient.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
14  His enquiries, however, produced at length an account of the scene she had been engaged in there, soon after his leaving the place.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
15  Mutual enquiries on common subjects passed: neither of them, probably, much the wiser for what they heard, and Anne continuing fully sensible of his being less at ease than formerly.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  I want to make an enquiry about train times.
2  They do not consider the case serious enough to warrant a government enquiry.
3  These comments are not directly relevant to this enquiry.
4  Judge Langdale is to preside over the official enquiry into the case.
5  The proceedings of the enquiry will take place in private.
6  All too often the outside researcher pursues lines of enquiry which the prevailing culture manages to encompass and nullify.
7  Greenpeace will seek a judicial review if a full public enquiry is not held.
8  Children are born with a spirit of enquiry.
9  Please complete the form below to make an enquiry with Elephant Game Lodge.
10  My responsibilities include answering the phone and dealing with customer enquiries.
11  After more enquiries, a devout soccer fan gave me a selection to read.
12  I should make a few discreet enquiries about the firm before you sign anything.
13  I'm making enquiries into the possibility of going by train.
14  Rather they should refer complex enquiries to government agencies.
15  Our image information is an under-used resource of enormous potential value for scientific research, public enquiries, and commercial development.