adverb. ['ˈkjʊriːəsli'] in a manner differing from the usual or expected.
Words that Rhyme with Curiously
Example sentences of the word curiously
Altoids, the "curiously strong" mints, have long been an American favorite.
Quotes containing the word curiously
1. How're we getting to King's Cross tomorrow, Dad?"asked Fred as they dug into a sumptuous pudding."The Ministry's providing a couple of cars,"said Mr. Weasley.Everyone looked up at him."Why?"said Percy curiously."It's because of you, Perce,"said George seriously. "And there'll be little flags on the hoods, with HB on them-""-for Humongous Bighead,"said Fred.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2. Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
- Francis Bacon, The Essays
3. Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
adverb. ['ˈkjʊriːəsli'] with curiosity.