And with all this change, so curiously parallel to that of the Other-world, goes too the same inevitable change in ideals.
He looked at me curiously, with that same searching glance which I hate and fear so in doctors.
As I said, Balzac wrote about an epoch that is curiously like our own.
mid-14c., "eager to know" (often in a bad sense), from Old French curios "solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange" (Modern French curieux) and directly from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly, meddlesome," akin to cura "care" (see cure (n.)). The objective sense of "exciting curiosity" is 1715 in English. In booksellers' catalogues, the word means "erotic, pornographic." Curiouser and curiouser is from "Alice in Wonderland" (1865).