INVESTIGATE in a Sentence

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People think that the investigation was independent, but in fact a lot of political manipulation went on.

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 Meanings and Examples of INVESTIGATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  explore; observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically
Classic Sentence: (111 in 8 pages)
1  So, when I saw your light I came here to investigate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
2  Shootings and cuttings went on here with such regularity that the authorities seldom troubled to investigate and generally left the Shantytowners to settle their own dark affairs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  They're going to investigate the governor, too, and they'll put him in jail if they can.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVIII
4  I would have you investigate it now with the sole view of forming to yourself some unexaggerated, intelligent estimate of whatever battering-ram power may be lodged there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
5  They had only come to investigate the contents of the bonbon box.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In V
6  It was well he did so; for Mr. Legree, having refitted Tom's handcuffs, proceeded deliberately to investigate the contents of his pockets.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  He had suspected his agent of some underhand dealing; of meaning to bias him against the deserving; and he had determined to go himself, and thoroughly investigate the merits of the case.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
8  She had some feelings which she was ashamed to investigate.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
9  There were, besides, other particulars he was desirous of ascertaining, and those were of a nature he alone could investigate in a manner satisfactory to himself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
10  To the astonishment of the commission, he announced that he should ask permission to go himself to investigate the question on the spot.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 6
11  Of course it may not be either the Sereth or the Pruth, but we may possibly investigate further.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
12  He gave orders to investigate the matter.
War and Peace 4 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER X
13  to himself, forgetting that he had only gone there to investigate the painter.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
14  I would not have missed the investigation for anything.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  Napoleon decreed that there should be a full investigation into Snowball's activities.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VII
Example Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
16  The chairman has also given his approval for an investigation into the case.
17  They have yet to announce their findings a year into the investigation.
18  The investigation uncovered evidence of a large-scale illegal trade in wild birds.
19  The investigation uncovered widespread corruption within the police force.
20  Further investigation was hindered by the loss of all documentation on the case.
21  On investigation, his claim was found to be bogus.
22  I want to make it clear, however, that no one is untouchable in this investigation.
23  Henry Waxman, D-California, the committee's ranking Democrat, who had asked for the investigation.
24  We need a detailed investigation to determine exactly why these cancers are occurring.
25  The investigation will determine what really happened.
26  People think that the investigation was independent, but in fact a lot of political manipulation went on.
27  An investigation uncovered mismanagement and a lack of proper financial controls.
28  They have narrowed the focus of the investigation, to concentrate on younger adults.
29  He asked Strathclyde police, which carried out the original investigation, to make fresh inquiries.
30  The government has promised a full investigation into the disaster.