Phrases with "enquired"

When they had finished I enquired where the man was, and in reply they led me into the house. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

When I enquired for them, the man to whom I spoke, uttered the word “plague,” and fell at my feet in convulsions; he also was infected. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Ann Radcliffe When, however, Schedoni, awaking from his reverie, abruptly mentioned Vivaldi, her spirits fluttered with impatience to learn his exact situation, and she enquired respecting it. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Ann Radcliffe He enquired for Theodore, and followed the man; but when he reached the second court yard he seemed ready to faint, and again stopped. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Machen I enquired of them for an English ship, they answered there was none. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

For this reason, when he reached the house he enquired for his father, and was informed that he had gone to his room to dress for dinner. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Lady Morgan Father John readily consented, and we enquired his address. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Henry James When she thought of the danger in which another pair of lovers rapturously lived she enquired of him anew why he could leave nothing to chance. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I enquired in New York, but no one there knew anything about her. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Ann Radcliffe Surprize and severity were in her countenance, when she enquired by what means Ellena had unclosed the door, and whither she had been. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

I told him that I had slept well after the draught he had given me, then eagerly enquired how Moira was. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Caroline Lamb Every one left the room, and eagerly enquired into the whole affair. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There are a few other little matters to be enquired into, too. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He bade them as cheery a good morning as was possible under the circumstances, and when he had done so his sister enquired why his throat was wrapped up so closely. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

John Lewis Burckhard Oerman has a spring; but my guides, afraid of prolonging our stay in these desert parts, denied its existence when I enquired for it. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Ann Radcliffe Matilda was instantly seized with apprehension for the safety of her son, and in a tremulous voice, enquired his fate. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Would it be fair to the ‘ouse?’ enquired Mr Chandler, with an air of candid appeal. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Ann Radcliffe Schedoni wished to dismiss Spalatro as soon as possible, and he enquired for a guide to conduct him through that part of the forest, which remained to be traversed. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Olaf Stapledon Accepting the principle, formulated by Locke, that all, knowledge was derived from experience, he enquired if anyone ever had experience of any material thing that was not a perceived thing. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

These were filled with some peculiar-looking fluid; and I enquired what it might be. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Mr. Heathcliff, meeting me one day in the village, enquired where she lived. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Say you never forgot me, and call me Gideon!’ ‘Isn’t this rather — a want of reserve about Jimson?’ enquired the girl. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

John Lewis Burckhard When at Shendy, I enquired after such a traveller, but nobody knew any thing of him. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Ann Radcliffe Vivaldi with a palpitating heart enquired the occasion of this ceremony, and was told that a nun was going to be professed. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

As soon as I could do so, I enquired once more after Miss Maybourne, and was relieved to hear that she was making most satisfactory progress towards recovery. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

When we enquired into this phenomenon, behold! there was no floor. In Praise of a Suffolk Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Ann Radcliffe The marquis surprized at this sudden desertion, enquired into its cause, and learned the truth. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Get out of this, I tell you!” “Or what?” Florestan enquired with deadly coolness. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Nevertheless, he enquired for Mr. Fardale in his ordinary tone and received, with self-assured graciousness, the almost over-exuberant welcome of the man whom he had come to visit. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Caroline Lamb He desired to be carried upon deck; and, placing his hand upon his head, while his eyes were fixed, he enquired of those around if they did not hear a signal of distress, as if from the open sea. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Marie Corelli I am to give him his answer —” “To what?” enquired Angela. “To his proposal. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Ralph enquired what ailed her, but her only reply was a mute caress. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Jane Austen As soon as they left the dining-room, Elinor enquired of her about it; and great was her surprise when she found that every circumstance related by Mrs. Jennings was perfectly true. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Presently the one bar-man and I were alone in the bar, and I enquired casually if he happened to know what had become of the bicycle shop that used to be at the corner. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

John Lewis Burckhard I enquired in vain among the Arabs for the names of those places where the Israelites had sojourned during their progress through the desert; none of them are known to the present inhabitants. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

I tried to calm Ernest; I enquired more minutely concerning my father, and her I named my cousin. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

And do not pursue that of which thou hast no knowledge; verily, the hearing, the sight, and the heart, all of these shall be enquired of. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Andrew Lang And he enquired if anyone wanted a gardener. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

How? — why there’s a change, isn’t there?’ ‘As how, Sir?’ enquired Mrs. Sturk, with a scared look. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

From that moment you became the idol of my heart, the never-changing object of my Meditations. I enquired respecting you. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Then the court enquired whether they had considered so and so; and the leader explained and satisfied his lordship, who made an order accordingly. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rashleigh, having been requested to draw up the necessary document, enquired the purchaser’s name. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Ann Radcliffe Alleyn enquired the commands of the Countess. “I am ready,” said Mary, at length, in a low and tremulous voice, “to give myself the victim to the Baron’s revenge. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

The people of the house called the man Mr Hintman enquired for, who immediately came downstairs, wiping tears from his eyes; the continuance of which he could hardly restrain. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

She uttered a little sigh, and as this seemed such an extraordinary answer to my speech, I enquired the reason of it. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

His search so far fruitless, a new idea struck him and he enquired of another policeman which florist in the city had the largest trade in funeral wreaths. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Caroline Lamb Buchanan enquired of the boy, if they might see the Priory. “I suppose so,” was his reply. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Naturally I enquired about the Vidals; but no one seemed to have heard of them and though I did my best, the weeks passed without my finding a trace of them. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

E. Phillips Oppenheim You are a pig, Arthur!” “Who is she?” Gertrude enquired under her breath. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Ann Radcliffe He enquired how long the novice had resided in the convent, and many other particulars, to which the stranger either could not or dared not reply. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

D. H. Lawrence Then I enquired of the woman with the squint what was the matter. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Caroline Lamb The duke first enquired of this man his name, and the principal events of his life. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

William Godwin Among other things worthy of notice, Alaski enquired for the celebrated Dr. Dee, and expressed the greatest impatience to be acquainted with him. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Caroline Lamb Lord Dartford saw him once as he was retiring in haste from Lady Margaret’s apartment; and he enquired of her eagerly who he was. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Henry James A direct question of Mrs. Saltram’s had thus remained unanswered — she had enquired of me in a postscript what sort of man this aspirant to such a hand might be. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Watkin Tench The first intelligence heard of them, was from some convict settlers, who said they had seen them pass, and had enquired whither they were bound. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Laurence Sterne When I got home to my hotel, La Fleur told me I had been enquired after by the Lieutenant de Police. — The deuce take it! said I, — I know the reason. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

On opening this huge and melancholy tome, the chief enquired what ship our exile had arrived in the Colony by, and being answered, he turned over the leaves muttering, “Ralph Rashleigh, per Magnet . Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Henry James When they tastelessly enquired why publication hadn’t ensued I was tempted to ask who in the world had ever been so published. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Caroline Lamb Glenarvon enquired of some around him, if Colonel St. Alvin were at the abbey. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Henry James Mrs. Wix enquired with astonishment why it should do anything of the sort, and Miss Overmore gave as an instant reason that it was clearly but another dodge in a system of dodges. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Ann Radcliffe Schedoni turned away as before, groaned heavily, and paced the chamber without speaking; while Ellena, in her turn, enquired the motive of his questions, and the occasion of his agitation. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Caroline Lamb She enquired what they were waiting for. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Willa Cather He enquired about the Captain’s health, pointedly keeping Mrs. Forrester’s name out of the conversation. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he went to the telephone, searched through the book, and rang up Glenlitten House. “Does his lordship happen to be in this evening?” he enquired of the butler who answered it. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

John Lewis Burckhard I enquired whether there were any marshes, or large ponds of stagnant water in Taka, but was answered in the negative. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Without addressing the landlord, I enquired what sum would compensate them for the trouble they had been put to on Moira’s account. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

With my heart beating a little faster at the thought that for the first time in my life I was now alone, I walked boldly into a cheap temperance hotel and enquired the price of a room. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Oliver Goldsmith In a few minutes he was alighted from his chariot, and making up to the place where I was still sitting, enquired after my health with his usual air of familiarity. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

He placed the light upon the Table, enquired whether I had any further commands, and on my replying in the negative, He left me to myself. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

John Galsworthy He enquired after Val. Val, said Winifred, wrote that he was going to play polo next term. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Caroline Lamb In the mean time, Calantha continued to talk with Buchanan, and eagerly enquired of him who it was who, in the dress of a friar, had with so much acrimony attacked her. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Tell me, have you heard how Mr. Blunn is this evening?” “I haven’t enquired since dinner,” Grant replied. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

But where’s my owld man?” enquired Biddy. “Faix thin,” returned one of the juniors, “he got tired and wint to bed an hour ago. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

John Lewis Burckhard I enquired whether any shock of an earthquake had ever been felt on such occasions, but was answered in the negative. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Ann Radcliffe Osbert enquired for him, and wished to see him. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Pushing my way up to the counter, I enquired for Mr. Septimus Dorkin, and was informed by the highly-painted damsel in attendance that I should probably find him in the private bar if I looked there. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Ann Radcliffe The joy of this departure, however, was considerably abated by the presence of Spalatro, and her fearful countenance enquired of Schedoni the meaning of his being suffered to accompany them. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Jane Austen He enquired after you very particularly; asked even if you were personally altered, little suspecting that to my eye you could never alter. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Grant?” young Lancaster enquired curiously. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Finding him quite easily, as he had expected, after a few general remarks he enquired how his uncle was. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Then I enquired about him of the verger and learnt that he was the rector of the church. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Jane Austen Anne enquired after Captain Benwick, Mary’s face was clouded directly. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

I went into a newspaper and tobacconist shop round the corner, and buying some cigarettes, enquired of the man who sold them to me if he could recommend any apartments close near. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

John Lewis Burckhard I enquired whether it was a laxative, but was answered in the negative. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

I enquired whether I might call the maid, and be conducted to a bed-room? Mr. Earnshaw vouchsafed no answer. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Ann Radcliffe Of the servants of the castle, who were immediately summoned, he enquired concerning her escape, with a mixture of fury and sorrow which left them no opportunity to reply. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

I enquired of the Host, who the Lady was, that had just departed. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

There was a labourer working at a fence round a plantation, on the borders of the grounds I enquired of him if he had seen our young lady. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Arnold Bennett Auntie Hamps enquired fondly: “What does he mean —‘mother tired too’?” “Well,” said Clara, “the fact is some of ’em were so excited they stopped my afternoon sleep this afternoon. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A moment or two later, the butler, who acted as major-domo of the household, entered the room and approached Haven. “You are being enquired for on the telephone, sir,” he announced. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

William Dampier He enquired also concerning our ship, whence she came, etc. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

She looked her visitors up and down before admitting them, and having done so, enquired if they stood in need of apartments. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

E. F. Benson And how was London?” he asked in the sort of tone in which he might have enquired after the health of a poor relation, who was not likely to recover. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

He went out into the corridor but no one was there and, a thought coming into his mind, he proceeded down to the reception desk and enquired if any visitor had been sent up to his room. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

John Galsworthy Just nine o’clock! While eating he enquired of the waiter where the Briery was. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

David Hume Now this distinction is the same in all its parts, with the moral distinction, whose foundation has been so often, and so much in vain, enquired after. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

The captain next enquired whether the witnesses were in attendance, and having ascertained that they were, he ordered one to be called in. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

What more would you have?’ enquired the lawyer. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

The fire was bright enough, however, as Mrs. Jukes was much relieved to see; and dropping a courtesy she enquired whether he would like a dish of tea, or anything? ‘No, Ma’am!’ he snarled. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I enquired how he did; she told me to go up to the nurse. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Charles Kingsley If your man is enquired for, you’ll be answerable for his appearing, in course; but I expect mortally” (with a wink), “you wain’t hear much more of the matter from any hand. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Ann Radcliffe Vivaldi, who perceived Ellena’s complexion change, as she laid her hand on his arm, followed her eyes to the door, but, no person appearing, he enquired the cause of her alarm. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Elizabeth Gaskell She had not enquired where she could find Judge Corbet; if she had, Mr. Johnson could probably have given her his professional address. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Walter Scott I presume your lordship has enquired into my sister’s. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

I enquired for miles and miles round, but no one knew of anyone except Dr. Henderson who had one. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

William Godwin He enquired to what particular deity the spot was consecrated, and sacrificed the sheep to that deity; and in the result of these ceremonies the plague was stayed. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Percy Bysshe Shelley He had impatiently enquired for Verezzi. “It is the baron’s custom to walk every evening,” said Bianca; “I soon expect him to return. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

The Peasants complied with my request: All left me except Four, who made a litter of boughs and prepared to convey me to the neighbouring Town. I enquired its name. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

But, surely, knowing what you do, you are not going to be foolish enough to believe that?” “And why not?” Jim enquired in great surprise. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Sigmund Freud I enquired what his actual words had been. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

The tram conductor said the man was carrying a newspaper every morning, and at the first paper shop we enquired at, the photograph was recognised again. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

That excellent man enquired whether he could do anything for me. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Ann Radcliffe When the first emotion of the scene was passed, Julia enquired by what means Ferdinand had come to this spot. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Ann Radcliffe The Earl on his return to the castle enquired for Mary, whom he found in the apartment of her mother. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

William Godwin He enquired the name of the deceased, and, saluting her accordingly, took hold of her hand, and murmured over her certain mystical words. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Oliver Goldsmith I gently rebuked their sorrow, assuring them I had never slept with greater tranquility, and next enquired after my eldest daughter, who was not among them. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Ann Radcliffe He enquired how long Jeronimo had been absent, and shook his head significantly when he learned that the gate of the avenue was fastened by a double lock. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]