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You are impanelled here to inquire into the death of a certain man.
Those who are esteemed umpires of taste are often persons who have acquired some knowledge of admired pictures or sculptures, and have an inclination for whatever is elegant; but if you inquire whether they are beautiful souls, and whether their own acts are like fair pictures, you learn that they are selfish and sensual.
He inquires if I have any messages to leave for my friend.
You have made inquires into the history of my unhappy brother, and you now pretend to deduce this knowledge in some fanciful way.
With such inquires, and many more such, Mr Lillyvick jerked his elbow into Nicholas's side, and chuckled till his face became quite purple in the attempt to keep down his satisfaction.
Irais writes about once a week, and inquires after the garden and the babies, and announces her intention of coming back as soon as the numerous relations staying with her have left,--"which they won't do," she wrote the other day, "until the first frosts nip them off, when they will disappear like belated dahlias--double ones of course, for single dahlias are too charming to be compared to relations.
Concerning it Landor inquires "whether it is not to be referred to some purer state of sensation and existence.
Do you object,' Edwin inquires, with a majestic turn of his eyes downward upon the fairy figure: 'do you object, Rosa, to her feeling that interest?
The straw hat then inquires of the brown hat, whether that coach in which he (the straw hat) then sits, is not a new one?
Mrs Podsnap inquires whether the young person is a young person of personal charms?
By and by I will inquire of some other philologist.
But I have sent for you to inquire what was your motive in making such a curious vow.