line of inquiry

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Noun1.line of inquiry - an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
line of reasoning, logical argument, argumentation, argument, line - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
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And in this last and least respectable line of inquiry he was evidently prepared to go farthest; he openly encouraged the magician, and was plainly prepared to follow the wildest ways of investigation in which that magus might lead him.
My line of inquiry would appear to him an awful perversion of duty.
If my expedition had no other results it would still have been noteworthy, but a curious incident occurred to me while there which opened up an entirely fresh line of inquiry.
It does not seem as if this line of inquiry offered much hope of a successful issue.
One line of inquiry for Scotland Yard is a lone male paedophile who staged a series of sex attacks on young British girls while they were on holiday in the Algarve.
A Durham police spokesman said: "It's a line of inquiry.
In January Warwickshire Police confirmed they were investigating a new line of inquiry.
A spokeswoman said: "This is not a line of inquiry, but just to corroborate what police in New Zealand are saying, we have requested DNA.
That suggests the line of inquiry is intended to identify the source of the leak rather than establishing the truth of what happened.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones said: "This is another line of inquiry we are pursuing.
Northumbria Police said a new line of inquiry had emerged earlier this year, which led to a review of all three incidents.
American Painting During the Cold War" also provoked a line of inquiry into postwar art that persists to this day.