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Curiosity

Anselmo
so assured of wife’s fidelity, asks friend to try to corrupt her; friend is successful. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Cupid and Psyche
her inquisitiveness almost drives him away forever. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 27]
Curious George
inquisitive, mischievous monkey. [Children’s Lit.: Curious George]
Fatima
Bluebeard’s 7th and last wife; her inquisitiveness uncovers his murders. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Harvey, 97–98]
Faustus, Doctor
makes demonic compact to sate thirst for knowledge. [Br. Lit.: Doctor Faustus]
Harker, Jonathan
uncovers vampiric and lycanthropic activities at Castle Dracula. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
Lot’s wife
ignores God’s command; turns to salt upon looking back. [O.T.: Genesis 19:26]
Lucius
his insatiable curiosity involves him in magic and his accidental transformation into an ass. [Rom. Lit.: The Golden Ass]
Nosy Parker
after a meddlesome Elizabethan Archbishop of Canterbury. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 169]
Odysseus’ companions
to determine its contents, they open the bag Aeolus had given Odysseus, thus releasing winds that blow the ship off course. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey].
Pandora
inquisitively opens box of plagues given by Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 191]
Pry, Paul
overly inquisitive journalist. [Br. Lit.: Paul Pry; Espy, 135]
sycamore
symbolizes inquisitiveness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Vathek
journeys to Istakhar where world’s secrets are revealed. [Br. Lit.: Vathek]
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Others say it is purely caused by natural curiousity and that modern popular culture is stimulating that.
Instead he focused his curiousity on plants and animals.
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His curiousity results in a contract being taken out on him - cue shoot-outs, explosions, car chases, etc, with the indomitable Mr Martin continuing to beat the odds and dishing out some of his own punishment.
about my daughter, but I realize that curiousity is a part of humanity, and not all questions are intended to insult my family.
At the time, we had no idea what the situation was, but, out of curiousity, we complied with the cryptic message.
WITH the aptly-titled single Glorious riding high in the singles charts, many will end up buying the Andreas Johnson album out of sheer curiousity.
Indeed, the number of youngsters who are still virgins when they marry are now so rare as to become curiousity figures.
Payne's curiousity didn't end when she found out that elephants make sounds, however.
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It was a combination of a little curiousity, and a LOT of persuasion.