seeking facts, information, or knowledge: an inquiring mind.
curious; probing; inquisitive in seeking facts: an inquiring reporter.
scrutinizing; questioning: He looked at his father with inquiring eyes.
- in·quir·ing·ly, adverb
- non·in·quir·ing, adjective
- non·in·quir·ing·ly, adverb
- un·in·quir·ing, adjective
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How to use inquiring in a sentence
Peter inquires, apparently inquiring if the cop is a good shot.
A shriek of glee briefly broke out across the Web as inquiring minds tried to deduce who was the lucky lady.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star | Emily Shire | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She begged their father to contact him, refusing to relent until he sent an inquiring telegram.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death | Patricia Pearson | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Governments of the affected countries in West African began inquiring about Zmapp.Why the White Americans Got the ‘Secret’ Ebola Serum | Michael Daly | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Employers are inquiring about it and brokers and consultants are advocating for it.
So he very readily consented, inquiring how soon Garnache would require them.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
He even brushed up his archaic French for the sake of inquiring directly after the child's health from Fanchette.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Pike's head suddenly appeared above the hurdles, and he began inquiring after her health.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
"Our holiday work," said Mrs. Larpent, in answer to the inquiring look of Norman's eyes.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Bartow was in the middle of the study, with his eyes fixed on his master's empty chair in an inquiring way that spoke volumes.The Circular Study | Anna Katharine Green
British Dictionary definitions for inquiring
seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etc: an inquiring mind
- inquiringly, adverb
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