(1) And as their coach and captain faced the first questions of a lengthy inquisition , the atmosphere was distinctly funereal.(2) The process is more an inquisition than an interview - albeit a good-humoured one.(3) But it's probably not wise to give too hard an inquisition .(4) It is a question of considering whether there is an answer to it and putting it in the inquisition .(5) And they couldn't understand either why anyone would be trying to tax their brains with such a meaningless inquisition .(6) To do: bring it up with him as a gentle inquiry, not an inquisition ; tell him hearing those words would make you feel good.(7) During the inquisition Jack was asked if he had had other affairs.(8) she relented in her determined inquisition and offered help(9) We chatted about this and that, although on reflection I think it might have been more of an inquisition on my part.(10) Until 1854 the value of the instrument of a man's death had to be recorded in the coroner's inquisition and, if the matter went to trial, in the murder indictment.(11) Now, there would probably be an inquisition if I got in that late.(12) It is a trial, not an inquisition : a trial in which the protagonists are the Crown on the one hand and the accused on the other.(13) His mood was slightly more restrained when he eventually emerged from the inquisition .(14) In 1246 an inquisition jury attributed the foundation to the Conqueror and identified the recipients of hospitality as the poor, sick and infirm who had no homes but slept in the streets at night.(15) I knew from the way she rolled her eyes that he was performing his ritual inquisition .(16) A lone holidaymaker floored by illness asks room service for two bottles of water, only to be subjected to a tragi-comic inquisition as to whether she is secretly harbouring a lover in her single - occupancy room.