Examples of inquisitive in a Sentence
- … but now, with the wanderings of the fleets and their inquisitive occupants producing words from all over, the English vocabulary was enhanced not merely by the usual suspects but by words from India and Turkey, Arabia and Malaya, Japan and the native peoples of North America … —Simon Winchester, The Meaning of Everything, 2003
- It's partly because humans are naturally inquisitive and exploratory but also, and more significant, because we need the unknown, what historians of religion call "otherness," to lend our lives significance. —David Nicholson-Lord, Nation, 6 Oct. 1997
- Inquisitive eyes reveal the dingo's true nature—it's a hunter, from its cocked ears and powerful jaws to the white tip of its tail. —Mitch Reardon, Australian Geographic, July–September 1992
an inquisitive woman who tends to everybody's business but her own
Recent Examples of inquisitive from the Web
O’Connor’s determined and inquisitive mind lends itself to softball success as well.
Be inquisitive, curious and willing to just ask questions and just listen.
Against all odds, the basketball gods had bestowed upon him another quiet, selfless kid with generational talent, an inquisitive mind, and an eagerness to be challenged.
Adney was a deeply intelligent and inquisitive man who entered college at the young age of 13.
The group was never cited in the meme, though source material is rarely credited in the typically slapdash genre, leaving only the most inquisitive watchers and others in the know to figure it out.
Perhaps this is why the plaintiffs seemed so ill-prepared for their first court outings with tough questions from an informed and inquisitive judge.
Built as monuments to greater powers, these spaces function as reminders of our tininess and testaments to our forever inquisitive minds.
Born in 1942 in Oxford, 300 years to the day after the death of fellow famed physicist and astronomer Galileo, Hawking was inquisitive and curious from a young age.
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Synonym Discussion of inquisitive
- children are curious about everything
- dreaded the visits of their inquisitive relatives
- prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business
INQUISITIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inquisitive for English Language Learners
: tending to ask questions : having a desire to know or learn more
: asking too many questions about other people's lives
INQUISITIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of inquisitive for Students
- … there will be crowds of scientists and other inquisitive people …
- —Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg
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