INQUIRE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INQUIRE
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inquire
 v.  ask a question; seek for truth or information by putting queries
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Perhaps curiosity might have conquered resentment, if Beth had not been there to inquire and receive a glowing description of the play.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
2  Amy arranged her bower, put on her best white frock, smoothed her curls, and sat down to draw under the honeysuckle, hoping someone would see and inquire who the young artist was.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
3  I believe they would have procured his dismissal if the Department had not sent you over to inquire into it, and if you had not been so kindly disposed and helpful to him.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
4  , at the post-office there; you can go and inquire in about a week after you send your letter, if any are come, and act accordingly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
5  Go up to that man, and inquire if Mr. Rochester be at home.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  The officer was the very Mr. Denny concerning whose return from London Lydia came to inquire, and he bowed as they passed.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
7  He was then, he said, on his way to Longbourn on purpose to inquire after her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
8  After breakfast, the girls walked to Meryton to inquire if Mr. Wickham were returned, and to lament over his absence from the Netherfield ball.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
9  At length, however, his civility was so far awakened as to inquire of Elizabeth after the health of her family.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 30
10  She longed to inquire of the housekeeper whether her master was really absent, but had not the courage for it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
11  She then proceeded to inquire into the measures which her father had intended to pursue, while in town, for the recovery of his daughter.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
12  This was Zillah, the stout housewife; who at length issued forth to inquire into the nature of the uproar.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
13  Mr. Linton was a magistrate, and though he had fifty wives dead, he should inquire into this.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  Cathy stole to his room to inquire how he was; he had fallen asleep.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
15  Having rested awhile, I directed my servant to inquire the way to the village; and, with great fatigue to our beasts, we managed the distance in some three hours.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence:
1  I was instructed to inquire from the German Government as to whether a German submarine had sunk the Sussex.
2  Elsie called to inquire after my health.
3  The pilot inquired about the weather condition.
4  I'm inquiring after any information the library might have on future city planning.