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
President Trump's administration excels at muddying the water, and the arrest of a former Senate aide, following an inquiry in which federal agents seized records from a New York Times reporter, might be its best work yet.
The New York Times reported Thursday evening that one of its reporters, Ali Watkins, had been contacted by federal investigators about the inquiry into Wolfe.
President Donald Trump’s administration excels at muddying the water, and the arrest of a former Senate aide, following an inquiry in which federal agents seized records from a New York Times reporter, might be its best work yet.
Kilimnik is the first new defendant to be indicted in the sweeping federal inquiry into Russian electoral meddling since February.
The school found no wrongdoing and a source confirmed the meeting is not connected to an NCAA inquiry that surfaced in January nor the move to terminate Kevin Ollie as men’s basketball coach in March.
But for Republicans, no issue has consumed more oxygen than the Justice Department inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
This Week,’’ was asked about a letter sent by Trump’s legal team early this year to Special Counsel Robert Mueller III saying the president can’t be forced to testify as part of Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Plus, an inquiry into the location of Harry and Meghan’s honeymoon.
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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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