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May I ask," he said, "what the nature of the inquiries is likely to be?
For instance," pursued Captain Wragge, "are they inquiries about a man or a woman; inquiries about an enemy or a friend -- ?
With regard, now, to the person who is the object of these inquiries," he resumed.
These inquiries of hers," he thought, "mean one of two things -- Mischief, or Money
Place your departure from York, your dramatic career, and your private inquiries under my care.
I wish to secure my freedom from all interference on the part of my friends before the inquiries are made.
After waiting a minute or two he returned to make inquiries.
Make inquiries, Albert, but do not be angry without reason; make inquiries, and if it be true" --
It appears to me that when about to marry your daughter to a young man, it is right to make some inquiries respecting his family; it is not only a right, but a duty.
At the same time--as it was impossible, in the present state of her ladyship's temper, to provide against what might happen if the inquiries after Anne unluckily proved successful--he decided on taking measures to clear the house of the guests (in the interests of all parties) for the next four-and-twenty hours.
In the mean time Blanche remained portentously quiet in the upper regions of the house; while Lady Lundie steadily pursued her inquiries down stairs.
You are very much to blame for answering Miss Blanche's inquiries about Miss Silvester.