inquiringly


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in·quire

 (ĭn-kwīr′)
v. in·quired, in·quir·ing, in·quires
v.intr.
1. To seek information by asking a question: inquired about prices.
2. To make an inquiry or investigation: inquire into the extent of the corruption.
v.tr.
1. To ask, especially politely or formally: The host inquired why we were leaving so soon. See Synonyms at ask.
2. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze: economists inquiring whether markets behave differently during a recession.
Phrasal Verb:
inquire after
To ask about the health or condition of (someone).

[Middle English enquiren, from Old French enquerre, from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, alteration of Latin inquīrere : in-, into; see in-2 + quaerere, to seek.]

in·quir′er n.
in·quir′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.inquiringly - in an inquiring manner; "Tom Swift looked at his cabin mates inquiringly"
Translations

inquiringly

[ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋlɪ] ADV [look etc] → inquisitivamente

inquiringly

[ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋli] adv [look] → d'un air interrogateur

inquiringly

, enquiringly
adv lookfragend

inquiringly

[ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋlɪ] adv (look) → interrogativamente, con aria interrogativa
References in classic literature ?
But the moment the noise of the serpent was heard, he arose, and cast his looks on each side of him, bending his head low, and turning it inquiringly in every direction, until his keen eye rested on the shaggy monster, where it remained riveted, as though fixed by the power of a charm.
You quite puzzle me, sir," replied Phoebe, gazing inquiringly at the Judge.
As if long habituated to such profane talk from his old shipmate, Bildad, without noticing his present irreverence, quietly looked up, and seeing me, glanced again inquiringly towards Peleg.
If ye have iver had onything to do wid shperrits," said he, and looked inquiringly at Jurgis, who kept shaking his head.
Eliza's look of dismay and disappointment struck the woman, and she said, inquiringly,
My hopes began to rise a little, but they were quickly blighted; for there I met a hog--a long-nosed, bristly fellow, that held up his snout and worked his nostrils at me inquiringly.
The company looked at each other with a perplexed interest -- and inquiringly at Huck, who was tongue-tied.
Rochester, gazing inquiringly into my eyes, "how is my Janet now?
He made one of his low whistling calls and the robin turned his head and looked at him inquiringly, still holding his twig.
The Doctor looked at him for a moment--half inquiringly, half as if he were angry at being spoken to--and bent over his work again.
Miss Betsey, looking round the room, slowly and inquiringly, began on the other side, and carried her eyes on, like a Saracen's Head in a Dutch clock, until they reached my mother.
Jaggers looked at me inquiringly, and repeated "Mother?