cu·​ri·​ous·​ly | \ ˈkyu̇r-ē-əs-lē , ˈkyər-\

Definition of curiously

1 : in a curious manner seemed curiously calm
2 : as is curious curiously, he continues to win reelection

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But curiously enough, none of them are from the country’s biggest gaming company, Tencent. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "China lifts video game ban but not for its biggest player," 29 Dec. 2018 There’s something curiously analog, almost old-fashioned, about stalking a celebrity in person. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Sweat and Cries of Humankind," 11 Jan. 2019 Yet curiously, the Green Book itself doesn’t play much of a role in the film. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Green Book builds a feel-good comedy atop an artifact of shameful segregation. Yikes.," 7 Jan. 2019 The plainest aspect of this edition is, curiously, the translation itself. A.e. Stallings, WSJ, "‘Characters’ Review: You Know the Types," 7 Dec. 2018 Samsung’s most popular model was the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, a phone initially aimed at students in South Korea that curiously has no access to the internet. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Samsung and Xiaomi increased their dominance of India’s mobile market last quarter," 19 July 2018 Even in the world of luxury goods, art and antiquities sales are curiously opaque. William G. Rich, WSJ, "Let the Sun Shine In on the Art Business," 7 Dec. 2018 Paid Off is mordantly humorous television entertainment that serves as a queasy reminder that America’s leaders have saddled the younger generation with the weight of education debt combined with curiously slow-growing wages and berserk politics. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Win a Game Show, Pay Off Your Student Debt," 12 July 2018 Rikki looked up at him curiously and bit her tongue. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of curiously

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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