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 Meanings and Examples of CURIOSITY
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curiosity
 n.  a strong desire to know or learn something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The very mystery of him excited her curiosity like a door that had neither lock nor key.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  Scarlett sighed, for her curiosity was sharp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  Like most innocent and well-bred young women, she had a devouring curiosity about prostitutes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  I understand practically everything, except one thing that piques my curiosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  They were devoured by curiosity as to what Grandma had to say to Scarlett but unless she chose to tell them, they would never know.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  For a brief moment she wondered with impersonal curiosity what would be expected of a mistress.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  As if by magic, the door of the parlor opened and the wide black face of Mammy appeared, ardent curiosity and deepest suspicion evident in every wrinkle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  The streets were black with loafing negroes who leaned against walls or sat on the curbing watching vehicles go past with the naive curiosity of children at a circus parade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Mammy's quick old eyes sought hers with suspicion and question but her curiosity went unsatisfied.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  Mrs. Merriwether, who never let her curiosity go long unsatisfied if she could help it, asked him point-blank just what he meant by marrying one sister when he was betrothed to the other.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  The wives and families of the Yankee garrison, filled with curiosity about the South after four years of war, came to swell the population.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  They had an avid curiosity about the South and Southern women, and Scarlett gave them their first opportunity to satisfy it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  There was that about his grim one-eyed face which discouraged curiosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  But I will satisfy your vulgar curiosity since you ask such pointed questions.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  But still the thought of the possibility teased her curiosity in an exciting way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  "What shall I tell her?" "Oh, I will go by all means," I answered: and I was glad of the unexpected opportunity to gratify my much-excited curiosity.
2  And burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
3  Under the double pressure of curiosity and prospective gain he did it with such spirit that he accomplished a shining success.
4  A new-comer of any age or either sex was an impressive curiosity in the poor little shabby village of St.Petersburg.
5  Until it was time to open the presents, the children had to bate their curiosity.
6  She believes the most important quality for a curator is a deep, engaged knowledge of and curiosity about what is happening in contemporary art.
7  His neighbors' impertinent curiosity about his lack of dates angered Ted; it was downright rude of them to ask him such personal questions.
8  My friend Kitty's curiosity was irrepressible: she poked her nose into everybody's business and just laughed.
9  And he did "tackle it again" -- and under the double pressure of curiosity and prospective gain he did it with such spirit that he accomplished a shining success.
10  The cure for boredom is curiosity, but there is no known cure for curiosity.
11  My main curiosity is how they're going to explain how Captain Barbossa has returned from the dead.
12  It's easy to hypo men's curiosity.
13  Ryle accepted more out of curiosity than anything else.
14  His face filled with an intent curiosity.
15  He gave in to curiosity and opened my letter.