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
One of the two people recently exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in Britain died in hospital, prompting police to launch a murder inquiry.
These full-time positions are part of AAA’s customer service team and require employees to answer inquiries, provide recommendations, and make travel reservations for AAA members.
National Realty didn’t immediately respond Thursday to an inquiry seeking comment.
In the meantime, advocates say that most of the same problems that led to the inquiry still exist and worry that a single monitor — overseeing 50,000 CPS students with IEPs — won’t be enough to fix them.
The approach is more inquiry-based and less structured than a traditional classroom, which is more likely to motivate the children to explore and discover the topic outside of a classroom or camp setting, Washington said.
Each tool’s there to whet a prospect’s appetite and invite inquiries for additional information.
That’s not going to happen for the obvious reason, so to further the inquiry, fellow cop Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) volunteers to pose as Ron for the face-to-face encounter.
Officials with the Attorney General’s Office did not respond to an inquiry about the case late Monday.
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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
- On further inquiry, we learned his name.
- The inquiry is confidential.
- an official inquiry
legal Definition of inquiry
- such doubt as would cause a reasonable person to make an inquiry
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