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inquisitive
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
interested in learning about things — often asking many questions
  • He was, besides, a meddlesome, inquisitive man, who poked his nose into everything.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (16% in)
  • "From the little Obdorsk monastery, from St. Sylvester," the monk answered humbly, whilst his keen and inquisitive, but rather frightened little eyes kept watch on the hermit.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (11% in)
  • Alyosha remembered afterwards how their inquisitive guest from Obdorsk had been continually flitting to and fro from one group to another, listening and asking questions among the monks that were crowding within and without the elder's cell.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (16% in)
  • "Do you know," he said to me once, "that people are very inquisitive about us in the town and wonder why I come to see you so often.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (52% in)
  • "Every time I come to you, you look at me so inquisitively as though to say, 'He has still not confessed!'
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (62% in)
  • Standing in the doorway, Father Ferapont raised his arms, and under his right arm the keen inquisitive little eyes of the monk from Obdorsk peeped in.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (22% in)
  • "Do you know, Alyosha," he peeped inquisitively into his eyes, absorbed in a sudden new thought which had dawned on him, and though he was laughing outwardly he was evidently afraid to utter that new idea aloud, so difficult he still found it to believe in the strange and unexpected mood in which he now saw Alyosha.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (43% in)
  • Rakitin put in inquisitively, doing his best to pretend not to notice the snubs that were being continually aimed at him.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (62% in)
  • At the same moment Fenya said to him, not a bit afraid now to be inquisitive: "Look at your hands, Dmitri Fyodorovitch.
    Book 8 — Mitya (43% in)
  • The Poles looked severe but were evidently inquisitive.
    Book 8 — Mitya (81% in)
  • The landlord, who had been for some time past inquisitively peeping in at the door, hearing shouts and guessing that his guests were quarreling, at once entered the room.
    Book 8 — Mitya (84% in)
  • "Till what happened?" put in Nikolay Parfenovitch inquisitively, but Mitya did not hear it.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (76% in)
  • To further inquisitive questions she answered plainly and with complete frankness, that, though "at times" she had thought him attractive, she had not loved him, but had won his heart as well as his old father's "in my nasty spite," that she had seen that Mitya was very jealous of Fyodor Pavlovitch and every one else; but that had only amused her.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (89% in)
  • I believe that she was simply irritated and painfully conscious of the contemptuous and inquisitive eyes of our scandal-loving public.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (27% in)

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