It was done for curiosity's sake.
There should be enough material here to merit all readers' curiosity!
There were many curiosity shops on the street.
He hadn't been there in years, but the old memory had awakened a curiosity.
Too many sites rely on visitors' burning curiosity to explore and figure it out.
You can't find more action than that caused by the curiosity of busy toddlers ages 18 to 36 months.
Was this done to simply satisfy the intellectual curiosity of the members?
It was more a curiosity of wit, than of any calling of grace.
They were curiosity seekers.
Was this done simply to satisfy the intellectual curiosity of the members of one sentient species at the expense of the lives of others?
Jack and Chandra have taught her many combat and technical skills, with her innate curiosity filling in the gaps.
She waited a moment and then curiosity got the better of her.
He leaned forward, curiosity growing.
Is your fit of curiosity satisfied, or do you have some more questions?
He leaned forward, curiosity flaring in his tanzanite eyes.
Dean could tell his stepfather's curiosity was at a peak.
Sometimes from curiosity he went to the ministrations of anabaptists, 2 to hear the preaching of peasants and artisans.
People stare at her with varying looks of curiosity and intensity.
She could have left then, and might have if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of her.
Her father's collection of weapons had been a source of curiosity for as long as she could remember.
The stage came to a halt in front of the station, and people drifted by, satisfying their curiosity about its occupants.
He was in his chair, trying to control his curiosity, but she couldn't let it rest at that.
She turned and hurried up the stairs as Donnie stood by the table, torn between curiosity and following his mother.
My friends did all they could to excite my curiosity by hints and half-spelled sentences which they pretended to break off in the nick of time.
As tired as Dean was, he still felt a pang of curiosity about the life of this long-ago prostitute.
His curiosity satisfied and the hunt over, he was ready to leave the noise of the club for the peace of his condo.
"Really?" said Pierre, gazing over his spectacles with curiosity and seriousness (for which Princess Mary was specially grateful to him) into Ivanushka's face, who, seeing that she was being spoken about, looked round at them all with crafty eyes.
Stronger than his curiosity was the knowledge that he wanted nothing to do with whatever Jonny was planning, no doubt against the White God, his sworn enemy.
At Breda he enlisted as a volunteer, and the first and only pay which he accepted he kept as a curiosity through life.
Unable to contain her curiosity any longer, she pounced on Carmen before she could get out of the kitchen.
She stirred his intense curiosity, like only the unknown could.
And passing people who looked after him with curiosity, he entered the porch of the Emperor's house.
She opened the door and contained her curiosity until he led Ed inside.
They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.
Almost all of them stared with naive, childlike curiosity at Pierre's white hat and green swallow-tail coat.
The puzzled curiosity on the features of Darkyn's mate made Deidre wonder if the girl fully understood what had happened.
Her brow furrowed in guarded curiosity as he stared at her.
"Curiosity. Most lakes don't glow green," Wynn said in a casual voice.
Morbid curiosity drew her from the gutter to the highway.
Curiosity got the better of him and later, on a trip to Philadelphia, he checked the city's library.
The youth glared at him for a long moment, then unfolded his arms, curiosity winning over.
While the republics of Italy, and above all the state of Venice, were engaged in distributing the rich products of India and the Far East over the Western world, it was impossible that motives of curiosity, as well as a desire of commercial advantage, should not be awakened to such a degree as to impel some of the merchants to visit those remote lands.
Two vegetable products, the " balsam bog " (Bolas glebaria) and the " tussock grass " (Dactylis caespitosa) have been objects of curiosity and interest ever since the first accounts of the islands were given.
This expedition was in fulfilment of a design which he had formed, when, during his former travels in the East, his curiosity had been greatly excited by the ruins of Nimrud on the Tigris, and by the great mound of Kuyunjik, near Mosul, already partly excavated by Botta.
The untiring old poet was steadily writing on, and by 1886 he had another collection of lyrics ready, Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, &c.; his eyes troubled him, but his memory and his intellectual curiosity were as vivid as ever.
They did not smile nor did they frown, or show either fear or surprise or curiosity or friendliness.
As soon as Anna Mikhaylovna had disappeared he noticed that the eyes of all in the room turned to him with something more than curiosity and sympathy.
Prince Andrew gazed with anxious curiosity at that impassive face and wished he could tell what, if anything, this man was thinking and feeling at that moment.
Anatole kissed the old man, and looked at him with curiosity and perfect composure, waiting for a display of the eccentricities his father had told him to expect.
The important mystery mentioned by the Rhetor, though it aroused his curiosity, did not seem to him essential, and the second aim, that of purifying and regenerating himself, did not much interest him because at that moment he felt with delight that he was already perfectly cured of his former faults and was ready for all that was good.
"I must ask someone who knows," he thought, and addressed an officer who was looking with curiosity at his huge unmilitary figure.
I went in out of curiosity, you know, and there is a small chiffonier and a dressing table.
But the French entered and still Pierre did not retire--an irresistible curiosity kept him there.
The French followed him with astonishment in their eyes chiefly because Pierre, unlike all the other Russians who gazed at the French with fear and curiosity, paid no attention to them.
Sonya was there too, tormented by curiosity as to what Prince Andrew and Natasha were talking about.
His curiosity and agitation, like that of the whole crowd, reached the highest pitch at this fifth murder.
He remembered a general impression of the misfortunes and sufferings of people and of being worried by the curiosity of officers and generals who questioned him, he also remembered his difficulty in procuring a conveyance and horses, and above all he remembered his incapacity to think and feel all that time.
Voltaire (Dictionnaire Philosoplzique, " Quaker," " Toleration ") described the body, which attracted his curiosity, his sympathy and his sneers, with all his brilliance.
Besides the plunderers, very various people, some drawn by curiosity, some by official duties, some by self-interest--house owners, clergy, officials of all kinds, tradesmen, artisans, and peasants--streamed into Moscow as blood flows to the heart.
Dean asked, his curiosity overcoming his desire to distance himself from this woman who was making him increasingly uncomfortable.
While the case might be officially closed, Dean felt an obligation to Randy Byrne, as well as his own curiosity, to follow up the March fourth Whitney Motel incident.
"Where are you from?" and "Have you done this before?" seemed to be stock questions in addition to comments and curiosity about equipment and attire.
He found himself looked upon with curiosity as a precocious phenomenon, a "made man," an intellectual machine set to grind certain tunes.
The geographical ideas which prevailed at the time Columbus started in search of Cathay may be most readily gathered from two contemporary globes, the one known as the Laon globe because it was picked up in 1860 at a curiosity shop in that town, the other produced at Nuremberg in 1492 by Martin Behaim.1 The Laon globe is of copper gilt, and has a diameter of 170 mm.
The soldiers forming the picket line, like showmen exhibiting a curiosity, no longer looked at the French but paid attention to the sight-seers and grew weary waiting to be relieved.
With lively curiosity everyone tried to get a glimpse of the projectiles as they flew over their heads.
She could not fathom whether it was curiosity, devotion, gratitude, or apprehension and distrust--but the expression on all the faces was identical.
Again, as at the church in Khamovniki, a wave of general curiosity bore all the prisoners forward onto the road, and Pierre, thanks to his stature, saw over the heads of the others what so attracted their curiosity.
We were not an exemplary couple," he added quickly, glancing at Natasha and noticing on her face curiosity as to how he would speak of his wife, "but her death shocked me terribly.
On seeing the crowd and the bloodstained man the workman ceased speaking, and with eager curiosity all the bootmakers joined the moving crowd.
Curiosity drew her to the gate again, where tiny Daniela was animated and angry as she stood between Rhyn and Kris.
He had now become an object of boundless personal curiosity, being already difficult to find, and the centre of amusing legends.
Unable to help her curiosity, she stepped onto the porch and leaned against the railing, watching the three men swap in and out to spar.
And the hope of gain, combined with motives of mere curiosity, induced several persons to travel by land into remote regions of the East, far beyond the countries to which the operations of the crusaders extended.
The interest in spiritualism, apart from scientific curiosity and mere love of the marvellous, is partly due to the belief that trustworthy information and advice about mundane matters can be obtained through mediums - to the same impulse in fact which has in all ages attracted inquirers to fortune-tellers.
But I refused the permission which Becket solicited of reprinting it; the public curiosity was imperfectly satisfied by a pirated copy of the booksellers of Dublin; and when a copy of the original edition has been discovered in a sale, the primitive value of half-a-crown has risen to the fanciful price of a guinea or thirty shillings."
It is still to be seen at Syracuse, but it was probably transplanted thither at a later time, and reared only as a curiosity, as there is no notice of it to be found previous to 1674.
His part in the later phases of the Russo-Turkish struggle has never been fully explained, for with equal wisdom and generosity he declined to gratify public curiosity at the cost of some of his colleagues.
Methods have also been discovered for the electrolytic manufacture of calcium, which have had the effect of converting a laboratory curiosity into a product of commercial importance.
The monument, after repeatedly resisting the violence of curiosity, was broken into in 1810 by the French soldiery; the statue was mutilated, and the yellow hair was cut from the broken skeleton, to be preserved in reliquaries and blown away by the wind.
In the autumn of 397 Rufinus embarked for Rome, where, finding that the theological controversies of the East were exciting much interest and curiosity, he published a Latin translation of the Apology of Pamphilus for Origen, and also (398-99) a somewhat free rendering of the 7rep1 apXwv (or De Principiis) of that author himself.
Donnie viewed the encounter with mild curiosity while Gladys remained in her chair, pudgy legs elevated, looking totally petrified.
And again all the faces in that crowd bore an identical expression, though now it was certainly not an expression of curiosity or gratitude, but of angry resolve.
The space underneath the roof, where they stood, permitted them to see on all sides of the tall building, and they looked with much curiosity at the city spread out beneath them.
It is from 1842 that the universal fame of Tennyson must be dated; from the time of the publication of the two volumes he ceased to be a curiosity, or the darling of an advanced clique, and took his place as the leading poet of his age in England.