wonder about (someone or something)

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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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wonder about

v.
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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References in classic literature ?
But since I have been looking at it, I have been wondering about you and me, grown up.'
"I shall?" said Colin, and he lay still as if he were wondering about things.
It set me thinking so that when Ada was asleep, I still remained before the fire, wondering and wondering about Bleak House, and wondering and wondering that yesterday morning should seem so long ago.
Taking time to ask students, 'What are you wondering about this?' and allowing discussions and further investigations to grow from these unexpected moments, is not only highly engaging but often simultaneously leads back to curriculum outcomes.
If you want to know what the people are staring at and wondering about in the first reading you have to read from the beginning of chapter 3.
That's what the people are staring at and wondering about in the first reading.
Wondering about the results of festival residencies adds to the yearly anticipation of the International Choreographers and Young Choreographers and Composers programs.
The use of them encourages students to keep asking questions and wondering about the world around them.