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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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 His face is handsome, at odds with itself: martial black eyebrows over the undefended gaze of dark-blue eyes, the mouth curiously tight, the lower jaw thrust forward. Joan Juliet Buck, Harper's BAZAAR, "Raf Simons: Force of Nature," 9 Aug. 2013 There are many jumps: some brisk and flickering, some heroic and coursing, but others, in a later section, have a curiously lazy quality, as if in slow motion. New York Times, "Review: Pam Tanowitz’s ‘Four Quartets’ Hits Poetic Heights," 8 July 2018 Appiah is one of several advisers who will shape the Whittle School’s curriculum, a topic about which Whittle himself is curiously diffident. Sam Tanenhaus, Town & Country, "Can Chris Whittle Launch a Truly Global School?," 10 July 2018 Yet Iweala’s writing curiously lacks urgency, even when describing the disruptive force of erotic desire. Anthony Domestico,, "New Iweala disappoints after ‘Beasts of No Nation’," 21 Mar. 2018 There’s even a 1959 Studebaker Lark — curiously, the same green color as the exterior trim of the house — parked in the carport. Jay Jones,, "Las Vegas' past, from a classic chapel to vintage railroad cars, on display at little-known museum," 5 July 2018 When naming top subscription apps, Apple curiously placed Netflix and Chinese competitor iQIYI side by side on the list, which might be signaling for which markets it values. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Apple shares new App Store stats ahead of its 10th anniversary," 5 July 2018 Andy Miller, Dawkins’s former employer, quickly renounced his NBA agent certification, but, curiously, has not yet been charged. Jake Fischer And Jon Wertheim,, "Could a Rogue FBI Agent Derail the NCAA Corruption Probe?," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of curiously

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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