Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Carefully; attentively; with nice inspection.
  • With nice care and art; exactly; neatly; elegantly.
  • In a singular manner; fantastically; oddly.
  • With curiosity; inquisitively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a curious manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a curious manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with curiosity
  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected

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Examples

  • Hortense gave me a knowing look, an expression curiously woman-to-woman.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • Hortense gave me a knowing look, an expression curiously woman-to-woman.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • And as the Roman Consuls held this to be the principal praise of their glory, they had this title curiously sculptured in marble on the Quirinal and in the forum of Trajan --- "Most powerful gift in a Prince is liberality [12]."

    History of the Incas

  • The secretary gestured to Athen’s office, her expression curiously smug.

    A Different Light

  • Foucault's quote, curiously, is exactly applicable to the situation between Mr. Windschuttle and his postmodern rivals: he is a person from a strong cultural tradition, having trouble understanding the language of another culture's logic - in other words, trying to apprehend "a culture ... that does not distribute the multiplicity of existing things into any of the categories that make it possible for us to name, speak and think."

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Foucault's quote, curiously, is exactly applicable to the situation between Mr. Windschuttle and his postmodern rivals: he is a person from a strong cultural tradition, having trouble understanding the language of another culture's logic - in other words, trying to apprehend "a culture ... that does not distribute the multiplicity of existing things into any of the categories that make it possible for us to name, speak and think."

    Borges: Pathways of the (Postmodern) Mind

  • And small children — especially if beautiful, blonde, and under five — sometimes get a pass, though they are liable to appear in curiously fey and stylized ways.

    Home Alone

  • Updates, 11/23: David Lowery: For all its empyrean visuals, I found The Fountain curiously earthbound.

    GreenCine Daily: Interview. Darren Aronofsky.

  • And small children — especially if beautiful, blonde, and under five — sometimes get a pass, though they are liable to appear in curiously fey and stylized ways.

    Home Alone

  • So it was no surprise that this upwelling of speaking truth to power would meet with organized resistance from a front group disguised behind a name curiously appropriate to the task: the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE.

    David Sassoon: Climate Change and Race: Naked Truths & Ugly Politics

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