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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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But clearly, there is more European interest in this than mere morbid curiosity.
A morbid curiosity, perhaps; or a chance to explore the connections between criminals, their victims, and what we perceive as justice.
Only morbid curiosity kept us watching the rest of the night.
He told officers he started viewing indecent images of children "out of a morbid curiosity that got out of hand".
IT CAN be agged up as e Desperation Derby which will cause gnawing fear across the North East, but will be watched by a nation with nothing more than morbid curiosity.
Till then, those survivors were objects of morbid curiosity," said Atkins.
First I poke at the carnivorous plants with a morbid curiosity.
The newspaper added "Shakespeare's identity will long be the subject of morbid curiosity but there can be little doubt over his faith," adding that although he was "a member of that Protestant society proudly and cruelly defended by Queen Elizabeth the reality was very different.
Morbid curiosity led us to another of the city's big draws just a few minutes drive from Caminito Street, the cemetery in the Recoleta district.
Is it voyeurism, morbid curiosity, genuine interest observing how different personalities interact or a perfectly natural interest in somebody else's business?
The result is a character who's too needy for outright sympathy, too self-aware for pity, but who keeps the viewer off-balance enough to sustain morbid curiosity.
Has Starling always had a morbid curiosity for grisly crimes?