noun, plural in·quir·ies.
Examples from the Web for inquiry
She had a simple answer to my inquiry about the calls that were never returned—from her or anyone else in the detective bureau.
During the Leveson Inquiry, Dance claims to have received a call from the local police.Charles Dance on Tywin Lannister’s S5 Return, A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie,’ and Sexy Peter Dinklage|Marlow Stern|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Timeline: Is the story still spreading at the time of the inquiry?TRAILS: The Tool That Tracks Truth and Lies On Twitter|Brandy Zadrozny|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This could be the end of the inquiry, but in fact, the court is just getting started.
Mitchell says he does not know if his schools are part of any inquiry and has not been contacted by any investigators.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sahwah suggested that we print our inquiry on a pennant and fasten it across the front of the car.The Campfire Girls Go Motoring|Hildegard G. Frey
What kind of merchandise would the Japanese buy, and what had 226 they to sell, were naturally the first objects of inquiry.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. I (of 2)|Alexander Michie
With all his audacity he began to cringe under the grave, quiet glance of inquiry bent upon him.Norston's Rest|Ann S. Stephens
But the objection we here make is less technical, and touches a far more vital point in the inquiry.Life: Its True Genesis|R. W. Wright
The chapters which fall within the line of our inquiry are based chiefly on a comparison between Western Europe and India.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
British Dictionary definitions for inquiry
noun plural -ries
Word Origin and History for inquiry
mid-15c., enquery, from enquere (see inquire). Respelled from mid-16c. to conform to Latin.