Hi

Please help me with the meanings of these expressions.

1. "tepidest curiosity" in

"I leaned back and looked with tedpiest curiosity at the small, black, bald-spotted head."

2. "He is a small man with a wide smile and an eye that seems to be fixed upon that red spot on the end of your nose."

These lines are from Best Seller by O. Henry.
The adjective "tepid" is used to describe a liquid which is barely warm. You might use it to complain that your coffee is not hot enough. It usually has a pejorative connotation.

As a metaphor, "tepidest curiosity" would be very mild curiosity, or hardly any curiosity at all.

(superlative - the very mildest)

#2 He seems to be constantly staring at the end of your nose.
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I have the exact same doubt with reference to the exact same context Emotion: big smile
Thanks avangi u have helped me tooEmotion: smile
What is bald-spotted
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plz can you explain me a few lines of best seller by O henry

vsureshHi
Please help me with the meanings of these expressions.
1. "tepidest curiosity" in
"I leaned back and looked with tedpiest curiosity at the small, black, bald-spotted head."
2. "He is a small man with a wide smile and an eye that seems to be fixed upon that red spot on the end of your nose."
These lines are from Best Seller by O. Henry.
vsureshHi
Please help me with the meanings of these expressions.
1. "tepidest curiosity" in
"I leaned back and looked with tedpiest curiosity at the small, black, bald-spotted head."
2. "He is a small man with a wide smile and an eye that seems to be fixed upon that red spot on the end of your nose."
These lines are from Best Seller by O. Henry.
The hilighted words in the second sentence means that John A Pescud's eye seems as if it is looking at the tip of your nose
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