INQUISITIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INQUISITIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer; given to examination, investigation, or research
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  My thoughts now became more active, and I longed to discover the motives and feelings of these lovely creatures; I was inquisitive to know why Felix appeared so miserable and Agatha so sad.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
2  But in Clerval I saw the image of my former self; he was inquisitive and anxious to gain experience and instruction.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
3  They had scarcely been two minutes by themselves, before he began to speak of Edward; for he, too, had heard of the living, and was very inquisitive on the subject.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 41
4  She was the more aware of this from noticing in the inquisitive look Mihail Vassilievitch turned on her that he was, as it were, keeping watch on her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 27
5  And there passed before his mind a whole series of these mettlesome, vigorous, self-confident men, who always and everywhere drew his inquisitive attention in spite of himself.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 25
6  Let the inquisitive reader ferret it out for himself.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
7  Tikhon knew his master's habit of sometimes thinking aloud, and therefore met with unaltered looks the angrily inquisitive expression of the face that emerged from the shirt.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
8  Natasha looked at Sonya with wondering and inquisitive eyes, and said nothing.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
9  The same inquisitive, challenging, and rather mocking eyes still looked at him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XII
10  Pierre stopped laughing, got up, went farther away from the inquisitive man, and looked around him.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIV
11  As no one appeared but an inquisitive daddy-longlegs, who examined her work with interest, she went to walk, got caught in a shower, and came home dripping.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
12  Now this lady was a thin, yellow spinster, with a sharp nose and inquisitive eyes, who saw everything and gossiped about all she saw.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
13  Edgar Linton, after an inquisitive stare, collected sufficient wit to recognise her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
14  She had become inquisitive; and so she entered into conversation directly with the strange gentleman, on their promenades.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE SHADOW
15  I believe he found you in some unpleasant position, but do not know of what nature, for I did not ask, not being inquisitive.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
Example Sentence:
1  She could see inquisitive faces looking out from the windows next door.
2  I'd have asked more questions, but I didn't want to seem inquisitive.
3  Walter is described as an inquisitive thinker who loves reading, chess, bird watching, and other old-fashioned activities.
4  The Mouse looked at her rather inquisitively, and seemed to her to wink with one of its little eyes, but it said nothing.
5  It especially excited their inquisitiveness.