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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURIOSITY

The boy came forward, and examined the stranger with curiosity.

He handed the letter to Robert, who surveyed it with curiosity.

A pioneer is a brave fellow, with the courage of his own curiosity.

But in the heart of Lecorbeau there was less anxiety than curiosity.

A plain case, that he had left his curiosity with me, and designed to shew me no other.

But, what roused him in violent resentment only appealed to Sidney's curiosity.

"I'm sure a curiosity," said Chip, getting on his feet again.

They approached them only from a sentiment of curiosity to see.

He suspected that the chief emotions he inspired were curiosity and mischievousness.

Their eyes were large with curiosity as to this man and woman of a new species.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "careful attention to detail," also "desire to know or learn" (originally usually in a bad sense), from Old French curiosete "curiosity, avidity, choosiness" (Modern French curiosité), from Latin curiositatem (nominative curiositas) "desire of knowledge, inquisitiveness," from curiosus (see curious). Neutral or good sense is from early 17c. Meaning "an object of interest" is from 1640s.

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