enquiry

[ US /ɪnˈkwaɪˌɹi/ ]
[ UK /ɛnkwˈa‍ɪ‍əɹi/ ]
NOUN
  1. an instance of questioning
    we made inquiries of all those who were present
    there was a question about my training
  2. a search for knowledge
    their pottery deserves more research than it has received
  3. a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
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How To Use enquiry In A Sentence

  • Ascetic structuralism was a major line of enquiry in the London-based structural movement.
  • The enquiry will be more in the nature of a public meeting than a formal hearing.
  • The enquiry recommended the building of a tunnel.
  • Judge Langdale is to preside over the official enquiry into the case.
  • For negative assurance, enquiry and analytical procedures will be required.
  • These comments are not directly relevant to this enquiry.
  • Peter Roberts writing in 1981 put in a plea for more textbooks that deal with the processes of historical enquiry.
  • It may be more likely to arise following an enquiry into, for example, the identity of the aggressor in an unwitnessed fight; but it can arise even after an enquiry, aided by good experts, into, for example, the cause of the sinking of a ship.
  • That inability to distinguish between free enquiry and deliberate insult reminds me of those who wielded the blasphemy laws which were used to persecute freethinkers and rationalists in the middle ages.
  • I have ordered them not of chintz, but moreen, which is against your taste, and hardly according to my own; but the latter article proved on enquiry to be far the thriftier as well as the most comfortable; and therefore the best adapted for our purpose. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle
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