Examples of inquiry in a Sentence
Discovered when Galileo Galilei turned the first astronomical telescope to the heavens in 1610, the Jovian system has been a focus of scientific inquiry ever since. —Chad Galts, Brown Alumni Monthly, November 1996
… distinguish between legitimate legislative inquiry into the acts of a man … and illegitimate inquiry into opinions … —Norman Thomas, New Republic, 28 Feb. 1955
… his head was tilted at the precise angle of inquiry as to where he should put Muhlenberg's drink. —Theodore Sturgeon, E Pluribus Unicorn, (1953) 1965
She refused to answer inquiries from the media about her marriage.
The board ordered an inquiry to determine whether the rules had been followed.
Further inquiry showed that he had visited the city twice before.
The police are pursuing a new line of inquiry.
Recent Examples of inquiry from the Web
The United Nations is holding a board of inquiry into the murder of the two experts and its report is due by the end of July.
The club’s founder was Jakk Longacre, a quirky Missouri native who published an inquiry in a 1986 Outside magazine, looking for others who shared his pursuit of the 50 states’ high points.
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Along those lines, Ole Miss could insist that its responses to NCAA inquiries fell outside the scope of its contractual agreement with Nutt.
The information requested is all publicly available, but states are questioning the legality of the inquiry.
Herein lies the problem and the whole reason that my grandmother, a member of St. Mary's Altar Society at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, was the subject of a grand jury inquiry.
Officials were urging people to have multiple ways to get warnings and directed inquiries to www.jeffcoema.org.
They’ll also be consulted on the public inquiry into the disaster announced earlier.
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INQUIRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inquiry for English Language Learners
: a request for information
: an official effort to collect and examine information about something
: the act of asking questions in order to gather or collect information
INQUIRY Defined for Kids
Definition of inquiry for Students
1 : the act of asking a question or seeking information On further inquiry, we learned his name.
2 : a request for information The inquiry is confidential.
3 : a thorough examination an official inquiry
Legal Definition of inquiry
1 : a request for information such doubt as would cause a reasonable person to make an inquiry
2 : a systematic official investigation often of a matter of public interest especially by a body (as a legislative committee) with power to compel testimony
: having notice that inquiry should be made
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