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 Meanings and Examples of INQUIRY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
inquiry
 n.  investigation; search for knowledge
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  They are mostly sent on by private inquiry agencies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  It was simply a ruse to divert inquiry into a wrong channel.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
3  All this seems strange to you," continued Holmes, "because you failed at the beginning of the inquiry to grasp the importance of the single real clue which was presented to you.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
4  Then at the inquiry, on the masters' side they said Ted had been frightened, and trying to run away, and not obeying orders, so it was like his fault really.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  But they had seen no one from the Parsonage, not a creature, and had heard no tidings beyond a friendly note of congratulation and inquiry from Mrs. Grant to Lady Bertram.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
6  I have had the pleasure of seeing your sister dance, Mr. Price," said Henry Crawford, leaning forward, "and will engage to answer every inquiry which you can make on the subject, to your entire satisfaction.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
7  The boy who addressed this inquiry to the young wayfarer, was about his own age: but one of the queerest looking boys that Oliver had even seen.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
8  At this point of the inquiry, Oliver raised his head; and, looking round with imploring eyes, murmured a feeble prayer for a draught of water.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  Mr. Bumble, catching at the inquiry very quickly, shook his head with portentous solemnity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
10  'Yes, my dear, yes,' rejoined the Jew; his eyes glistening, and every muscle in his face working, with the excitement that the inquiry had awakened.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
11  Oliver was not long in making his toilet; having taken some breakfast, he replied to a surly inquiry from Sikes, by saying that he was quite ready.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
12  Yes,' said the Jew, answering the mute inquiry; 'bring him down.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
13  At length he returned; and in reply to an anxious inquiry after his patient; looked very mysterious, and closed the door, carefully.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
14  We stay in town, of course,' said Mrs. Maylie, 'while there remains the slightest prospect of prosecuting this inquiry with a chance of success.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  "Thomasin has not been able to come, as she promised to do," he replied to her inquiry, which had been anxious, for she knew that her niece was badly in want of money.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  The inquiry found that they had been subjected to unfair treatment.
2  The inquiry was critical of her work.
3  Plans to build a private hospital have been scuppered after a government inquiry.
4  An inquiry was set up to determine the cause of the accident.
5  OFSTED's brief is such that it can conduct any inquiry or provide any advice which the Secretary of State requires.
6  The commission appointed a special investigator to conduct its own inquiry.
7  He was criticized for his conduct of the inquiry.
8  The government will conduct a full-scale inquiry into the crash.
9  Liberal Democrat leader Mike Storey backed the inquiry into the passing of the information to a private company.
10  The aim of the inquiry was to determine what had caused the accident.
11  The allegations against them were made in sworn evidence to the inquiry.
12  We have received your letter and thank you for your inquiry.
13  In answer to your recent inquiry, the book you mention is not in stock.
14  The officer leading the inquiry has been taken off the case.
15  In response to your inquiry.