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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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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.
With George Best and Hurricane Higgins now sadly confined to memory by their horrible self-destruction, Gazza has become the latest target of morbid curiosity.
Townsend explained he had a morbid curiosity and said he knew what type of material would come up if he typed in the word Lolita.
A former murder squad detective has used modern-day and old fashioned police techniques to look at the series of grisly crimes which shocked Victorian England and still hold a morbid curiosity for people today.
Has Starling always had a morbid curiosity for grisly crimes?
Impemba asked from his cell phone while driving to Comerica Park on Thursday afternoon to do the first of a season-ending series against Minnesota and see, like every one else with morbid curiosity, whether the toothless Tigers were down to the challenge.
It almost would appear to be what one might describe as a morbid curiosity on his part.