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.
Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death are at a very early stage, however one line of inquiry officers are following is that she may have had access to ecstasy-type tablets.
There is a line of inquiry that remains to be concluded and it's expected that in the coming months that will happen.
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.
It's a significant line of inquiry which we wish to pursue.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones said: "This is another line of inquiry we are pursuing.
This line of inquiry directly addresses differences between women and URMs as categories of students.