inquiringly


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Related to inquiringly: disconcertingly

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 ?
"Ferdishenko," he said, gazing intently and inquiringly into the prince's eyes.
The company looked at each other with a perplexed interest -- and inquiringly at Huck, who was tongue-tied.
--This had Zarathustra spoken to his heart when the sun arose: then looked he inquiringly aloft, for he heard above him the sharp call of his eagle.
Her waggish and malicious look, which Raoul tried to avoid meeting, and which yet he sought inquiringly from time to time, placed him on the rack.
"Am I so very severe, then?" said Raoul, inquiringly.
And Missis has heard from Mas'r George?" she said, inquiringly.
Lord de Winter and the three Musketeers looked at one another inquiringly. Neither could give the others any information, for all were ignorant who this man could be; nevertheless, they felt convinced that all was as it should be, as it was done by the order of Athos.
"Thus, then," added Kennedy, inquiringly, "our discoveries agree with the speculations of science."
Boris said no more, but looked inquiringly at his mother without taking off his cloak.
One of them, who looked about twenty, had a singularly good-tempered and lively look, and laughed with every muscle of his body, as he looked at us with a critical eye, and said inquiringly: 'Yankee?
Equally colourful are his accounts of architectural ruins: the bridge at Vulci 'in the sky, like a black bubble, most strange and lonely, with the poignancy of perfect things long forgotten' or the Porta dell'Arco in Volterra, 'with that peculiar weighty richness of ancient things', where 'three dark heads, now worn featureless, reach out curiously and inquiringly, one from the keystone of the arch, one from each of the arch-bases, to gaze from the city out into the steep hollow of the world beyond' (Fig.
Now I hope you got a fairly good idea of the items of balanced food." He looked at me inquiringly.