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 Meanings and Examples of CURIOUS
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curious
 a.  interested in learning about people or things around you; eager for knowledge
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Isa felt antagonised, yet curious.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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2  But there was one curious circumstance.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
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3  Both Mr. Childers and Master Kidderminster walked in a curious manner; with their legs wider apart than the general run of men, and with a very knowing assumption of being stiff in the knees.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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4  I am not curious to know your meaning.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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5  A curious passive inattention had such possession of her, that the presence of her little sister in the room did not attract her notice for some time.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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6  Credit me, it is better to enjoy the good which God sends thee, than to be impertinently curious how it comes.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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7  Rowena wondered, hesitated, became curious, and ended by commanding the damsel to be admitted, and her attendants to withdraw.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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8  Which is curious, but a phenomenon of our day.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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9  And sex was merely an accident, or an adjunct, one of the curious obsolete, organic processes which persisted in its own clumsiness, but was not really necessary.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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10  He had taken to writing stories; curious, very personal stories about people he had known.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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11  He was a curious and very gentle lover, very gentle with the woman, trembling uncontrollably, and yet at the same time detached, aware, aware of every sound outside.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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12  And as he felt the frenzy of her achieving her own orgasmic satisfaction from his hard, erect passivity, he had a curious sense of pride and satisfaction.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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13  It's a curious thing that the mental life seems to flourish with its roots in spite, ineffable and fathomless spite.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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14  The cronies had such a curious pomposity under their assumed modesty.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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15  She was thinking of the curious impersonality of his desire for a son.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Children are curious about everything around them.
2  Everyone was curious as to why Mark was leaving.
3  His conduct that evening was to say the least curious.
4  I was curious to know what would happen next.
5  They speak neither French nor German, but a curious mixture of the two.
6  My eye fell on a curious object.
7  It is a curious paradox that professional comedians often have unhappy personal lives.
8  By a curious twist of fate, cricket was also my favourite sport.
9  Thus, these clever devices are curious stillbirths in our genealogy of automation.
10  Beneath the curious mixture is the kind of breathtaking skyscraper shell, balanced in space, that modern technology makes possible.
11  She was looking about for some way of escape, and wondering whether she could get away without being seen, when she noticed a curious appearance in the air.
12  By the way, I am curious, is there a reason why you chose the word “acquisition” instead of “conquest”?
13  The cat felt curious when she saw her own reflection in the mirror.
14  New Age dreamers, alternative lifestyle gurus and curious onlookers from around the world descended on the ruins of Maya cities to mark the close of the 13th bak'tun - a period of around 400 years - in the Maya Long Calendar.
15  A fawn behind the tree looked at us curiously.