inquisitory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inquisitory diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation "a probing inquiry","a searching investigation of their past dealings"
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Usage

In literature:

His manner now was no longer inquisitorial.
"The Illustrious Prince" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The priest's inquisitorial instincts suffered but little from the want of classical apparatus of the Inquisition.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
I brought to mind the inquisitorial proceedings, and attempted from that point to deduce my real condition.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 2 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
With a little pocket-trowel, the inquisitorial implement which always accompanies me, I make a wide window in the middle of the final whorl.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
She would have made an admirable inquisitorial judge, and quite as admirable a sick nurse.
"A Far Country, Complete" by Winston Churchill
The Court of Versailles was jealous of its Spanish inquisitorial etiquette.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
In the more important cases the accused is usually put through some sort of an inquisitorial process by the captain at the station-house.
"Courts and Criminals" by Arthur Train
It had been the scene of the inquisitorial tortures.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
From what part of the Constitution is this terrible secret inquisitorial power derived?
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
His civility savours of government patronage; and his frown is inquisitorial.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
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In news:

Cecily and Gwendolyn's Fantastical Anthropological Inquisitorial Probe.
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