Inquisitive in a sentence

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Definition of Inquisitive

  • Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.
  • Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.
  • A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.

How to use inquisitive in a sentence. Inquisitive pronunciation.

Many had heard of David, a few had seen him, and now all eyed with inquisitive interest one who defied so many of the customs of his countrymen; who kept on his hat; who used a Mahommedan salutation like a true believer; whom the Effendina honoured-and presently honoured in an unusual degree by seating him at table opposite himself, where his Chief Chamberlain was used to sit.
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The father's unbridled sensuality and the mother's unbridled tongue gave a succession of moving pictures of family discord to the inquisitive eyes of the future novelist.
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Of course everything had to be explained to inquisitive people-how I hate them all!
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A moment after, Mademoiselle Marie entered, cast on the stranger the steady, frank look of an inquisitive child, bowed slightly to him, and they all left the room by a door opening on the lawn.
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One would think he is probably a lover of children; during this interview he patted the head of an inquisitive dog, which evidently belonged somewhere on board the flag-ship, and which strayed into the room.
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Neither is there anything of which I am so inquisitive, and delight to inform myself, as the manner of men's deaths, their words, looks, and bearing; nor any places in history I am so intent upon; and it is manifest enough, by my crowding in examples of this kind, that I have a particular fancy for that subject.
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The landlord had now drawn near, and also an inquisitive ostler.
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Morsfield and Captain Cumnock-the latter inquisitive of the handkerchief pressed occasionally at his nose-trotted on tired steeds along dusty wheel- tracks.
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Now, as man, inquisitive of that which he knows not, and desirous of protracting his existence, had already interrogated himself concerning what was to become of him after his death, as he had early reasoned on the principle of life which animates his body, and which leaves it without deforming it, and as he had imagined airy substances, phantoms, and shades, he fondly believed that he should continue, in the subterranean world, that life which it was too painful for him to lose; and these lower regions seemed commodious for the reception of the beloved objects which he could not willingly resign.
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Does that enlighten your inquisitive intellect?
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He was not at all inquisitive or anxious to meet any one of the other members of the family.
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They are, in truth, minor captains of the feudal system, and their present duties consist (as Mr. Tooting sees clearly) in preventing the innocent and inquisitive from unprofitable speech with the Honourable Jacob Botcher, who sits in the inner angle conversing cordially with those who are singled out for this honour.
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Here arises a very interesting, startling, and perplexing situation for all who venerate the Bible; one which must always have existed for prying, inquisitive people, but which has been incalculably sharpened for the apprehension of these days by the extraordinary advances made and making in Oriental and Greek philology.
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How would some old inquisitive Froissart have dragged by frequent inquiry from contemporaneous lips, the particular fact, the whole adventure, step by step, item by item,-the close pursuit, the narrow escape,-and all the long train of little, but efficient circumstances, by which the story would have been made unique, with all its rich and numerous details!
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Mrs. Lathrop looking duly inquisitive for details of her own accident, Miss Clegg advanced forthwith upon a seat and occupied it before beginning.
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As to the effectiveness of setting down every step of the process instead of the result, there can hardly be two opinions, unless the reader prefers an impression of the wandering inquisitive gentleman to one of the people questioned.
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He pondered, more curious the more he learned, but he curbed his inquisitive desires, for he saw her shrinking on the verge of that shame, the causing of which had occasioned him such self-reproach.
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He remembered inquisitive gaze of falcon eyes.
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He saw Oldring's magnificent eyes, inquisitive, searching, softening.
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I met her inquisitive glance and smiled.
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Examples of Inquisitive

Example #1
Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
Example #2
As a wind, unfelt, stirs the leaves of a forest, making it rustle delicately, a whisper swept through the room.
Example #3
Their life together was an excellent example of the exact opposite of domestic bliss, and in treating the boy like a culprit, they transformed him-as always happens in similar cases-into a severe judge of their own conduct.
Example #4
His childhood was anything but cheerful, and late in life he said he could distinctly remember the salt taste of the frequent tears that trickled into the corners of his mouth.
Example #5
It's the nature of the world to mock at misfortunes such as this.
Example #6
I kept hoping you might call-if only to ask howl was.