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intrigue
used in Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?

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1  —1 use as in:
she was intrigued
Definition
cause to be interested, curious, or fascinated
  • Wilson, for instance, who despised "college professors" and their tastes, tackled the problem of the "boring" modern story at great and lucid length, ending with the intriguing conclusion that each age has its own acceptable boredoms, with Joyce's boredoms being no greater than Sir Walter Scott's.

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  • Good science is more like Proust than Mr. Popper's Penguins; its stories startle us with their strangeness, but they intrigue us by their originality, and end by rewarding us with the truth, after an effort.

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