Inquiry

More definitions of "inquiry":

  • (noun): A systematic investigation of a matter of public interest.
    Synonyms: enquiry

Famous quotes containing the word inquiry:

    The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
    W. Winwood Reade (1838–1875)

    For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    All inquiry into antiquity, all curiosity respecting the Pyramids, the excavated cities, Stonehenge, the Ohio Circles, Mexico, Memphis,—is the desire to do away this wild, savage, and preposterous There and Then, and introduce in its place the Here and Now.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)