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enquiry

[en-kwahyuh r-ee, en-kwuh-ree] /ɛnˈkwaɪər i, ˈɛn kwə ri/
noun, plural enquiries.
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  • When enquiry was made it was found that the wives had really become men, and the Raja was put to shame before all his people.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas Cecil Henry Bompas
  • There was to be scholarship and company and curiosity and enquiry.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • He was closely guarded, and after a court of enquiry was held, he was confined for a time and finally allowed to depart.

  • The superintendent was about to continue his enquiry when there was a knock at his office door.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • One of his greatest works was the book "An enquiry after Happiness."

    The Book of Courage John Thomson Faris
  • This enquiry, however, requires a very exact definition of terms.

    The Republic Plato
Word Origin and History for enquiry
n.

alternative spelling of inquiry. Related: Enquiries.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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