Part of speech: noun

The act of inquiring; investigation; a query; interrogation.

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Usage examples "inquiry":

  1. She answered, as you have done, my inquiry about Mr. Lyon, that he left for the South a few days before." - "The Good Time Coming", T. S. Arthur.
  2. His son looked at him with a further inquiry. - "The Story of a New York House", Henry Cuyler Bunner.
  3. My inquiry and wish seemed to puzzle Inyoni, who told me she was well, but that I must not see her yet, as the chief had so ordered it. - "The White Chief of the Caffres", A.W. Drayson.