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
- … 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
- … distinguish between legitimate legislative inquiry into the acts of a man … and illegitimate inquiry into opinions … —Norman Thomas, New Republic, 28 Feb. 1955
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
Quiet inquiries were made about the factory’s floor plan.
Instead of working to unpack what might be done in these sectors of concern, the Senate bumbled through overly generalized inquiry with the general finesse of Derek Zoolander trying to get at the files inside the computer.
It is expected to furnish him with fresh documentation of Mr Trump’s financial and other arrangements, opening up new vistas of potential inquiry.
How far back–and how high up the chain of command–should these inquiries go?
Both inquiries found that — over time — flooding progressed to the engine room, which caused the Alaska Ranger to sink.
Singh insists that the men arrested are innocent and that a separate inquiry should be launched.
Those are just two examples of how 351 schools that have Division I basketball programs have started the laborious task of conducting internal inquiries for the NCAA.
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INQUIRY Defined 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
- On further inquiry, we learned his name.
- The inquiry is confidential.
- an official inquiry
- such doubt as would cause a reasonable person to make an inquiry
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