indagation


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indagation

(ˌɪndəˈɡeɪʃən)
n
the act of investigating

indagation

the process of searching or inquiring; an investigation, especially of an intellectual nature. — indagator, n.indagative, adj.
See also: Thinking
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Not even from Joseph Dubiel's gentle admission of obstreperousness, or Marion Guck's liquid metaphors, or a myriad of other observations which make this collection so replete that a line by line, or word by word indagation, exegesis, or gloss would be, at least initially, supererogatory, and if the points of departure and, perhaps, eventual arrival suggested are pursued by posterity, though I would wish for that time to be sooner rather than later, for the moment enough is plenitude.
And he, tormented, full of fatalism, responds to these indagations [investigations] of the night with a tragic readiness, being entirely taken by that element from which there is no escape [my translation].