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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)(adj)

    showing curiosity

    "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wondering":

    asking, request

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  1. Emily Petite:

    The IVF industry is an amazing and wonderful industry ; The IVF industry gave us our son. But you shouldn't go into IVF wondering,' Is the storage tank going to fail ? Is there a chance I'm going to lose our eggs and embryos that we have stored ?'.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If losing can help a person to make more earning than doing anything, then wondering who would ever like to be winning by defeating anyone.

  3. Jamie Winterton:

    We're at a really important point in democracy where people are wondering if it works anymore, are these systems compromised to the point where I shouldn't bother participating anymore ? That's a really dangerous place to be. If people can go somewhere to see their vote counted, that helps restore some trust.

  4. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    It is amusing seeing the media elite in New York and D.C. run around with their hair on fire wondering, 'What on earth are New York values?' i'll tell you and the rest of the country, people understand exactly what that is. In South Carolina when I was there, the people there certainly understand it.

  5. Nathan Nickerson III almost:

    I said,' I think we have something special here.' I couldn't believe the color, everyone was circling around it, just wondering,' How did this happen ?'.

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