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 Sentences of curious
a. difficult to please or satisfy; careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry
By the way, I am curious, is there a reason why you chose the word “acquisition” instead of “conquest”?
Sentence in Classic:
There came to his mind a curious phrase from CORNELIUS A LAPIDE which said that the lice born of human sweat were not created by God with the other animals on the sixth day.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
They walked northward with a curious feeling of disappointment in the exercise, while the city hung its pale globes of light above them in a haze of summer evening.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
Hosmer Angel must have some strong object for his curious conduct, and it was equally clear that the only man who really profited by the incident, as far as we could see, was the stepfather.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Having shaken hands with each of us, he was about to sit down, when his eye rested upon the paper with the curious markings, which I had just examined and left upon the table.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
When the woman stopped talking I looked up, and she was looking at me pretty curious and smiling a little.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
After a long wait the jury filed in and took their places; shortly afterward, Potter, pale and haggard, timid and hopeless, was brought in, with chains upon him, and seated where all the curious eyes could stare at him; no less conspicuous was Injun Joe, stolid as ever.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
It was high time to go, for the pool was getting quite crowded with the birds and animals that had fallen into it: there were a Duck and a Dodo, a Lory and an Eaglet, and several other curious creatures.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll Context
Between Princess Betsy Tverskaya and Stepan Arkadyevitch there had long existed rather curious relations.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Besides the soldiers who formed the picket line on either side, there were many curious onlookers who, jesting and laughing, stared at their strange foreign enemies.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When Princess Mary returned from her father, the little princess sat working and looked up with that curious expression of inner, happy calm peculiar to pregnant women.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A curious equality of friendship, originating, I suppose, in our respective circumstances, sprung up between me and these people, notwithstanding the ludicrous disparity in our years.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context