wonder about

wonder about (someone or something)

1. To have a strong curiosity about someone or something. Whenever I visit ancient structures like these, I can't help but wonder about how on earth people back then could have built them without the tools and knowledge we have now. People have been wondering for years about the enigmatic leader of the company.
2. To be doubtful or uncertain about someone or something. He seems genuine, but I have to wonder about his motivations, given what he has said in the past. If you're wondering about our new project manager, let me assure you that she is more than able for the job.
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wonder about someone or something

to be curious or in doubt about someone or something. I wonder about Carl and what he is up to. Sometimes I wonder about life on other planets. Jenny's performance record made me wonder about her chances for success.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wonder about

To be filled with curiosity or doubt about something or someone: I often wonder about the condition of the world. Do you ever wonder about the decision you made to quit school?
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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I wonder about this when I'm crossing a road and a motorist, who had been sitting in a stationary car, suddenly pulls away from the kerb without indicating and drives towards me while angrily showing me his middle finger.
I wonder about this when I see the anti-social behaviour of so many raging people when they are behind the wheel of a car.
I wonder about this when motorists park their cars on pavements.
I wonder about this when cyclists use the pavements (if, that is, there are no cars parked on them).
I wonder about this when I'm in a pub or a shop and someone is determined to jump the queue and be served before anyone else - because, I imagine, they feel they are the most important person in that building at that time.
Jones makes us wonder about the possible dark origins of such innocentseeming lyrics as "Go tell Aunt Rhodie the old gray goose is dead," which he sings in a strong, clear voice.
Does the Mayor wonder about the distortions created by the rent laws in the multi-family business?
When we wonder about things around us, we can make the familiar strange again, we ask questions of how things came to be this way, how they might be different and what our connection to them is.
This routine is designed to encourage students to give attention to something, to make interpretations and to wonder about what they see.
A while ago, I wrote an article about things that I wonder about. Since then it occurred to me that there are a lot of other things that I wonder about and have noted them below for your consideration:
As you watch television, read the newspaper and check your computer; do you ever wonder about some events that you see or read about?