attentively


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at·ten·tive

 (ə-tĕn′tĭv)
adj.
1. Paying close attention; alert or observant: an attentive listener; attentive to detail. See Synonyms at careful.
2. Showing care for the needs or desires of others; caring or courteous. See Synonyms at thoughtful.

at·ten′tive·ly adv.
at·ten′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.attentively - with attention; in an attentive manner; "he listened attentively"
Translations
بِيَقَظَة، بِانْتِباه
pozorně
figyelemmelfigyelmesen
meî athygli
pozorne
dikkatleilgiyle

attentively

[əˈtentɪvlɪ] ADV (= alertly, considerately) → atentamente

attentively

[əˈtɛntɪvli] adv [listen] → attentivement, avec attention

attentively

advaufmerksam

attentively

[əˈtɛntɪvlɪ] advattentamente

attention

(əˈtenʃən) noun
1. notice. He tried to attract my attention; Pay attention to your teacher!
2. care. That broken leg needs urgent attention.
3. concentration of the mind. His attention wanders.
4. (in the army etc) a position in which one stands very straight with hands by the sides and feet together. He stood to attention.
atˈtentive (-tiv) adjective
giving attention. The children were very attentive when the teacher was speaking; attentive to her needs.
atˈtentively (-tiv-) adverb
They listened attentively.
atˈtentiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
A careful explanation followed, to which he listened so attentively that his anxious grandmother said, "My dear, do you think it wise to talk about such things to that baby?
He observed his hostess attentively from under his shaggy brows, and noted a subtle change which had transformed her from the listless woman he had known into a being who, for the moment, seemed palpitant with the forces of life.
He often stopped to examine the trees; nor did he cross a rivulet without attentively considering the quantity, the velocity, and the color of its waters.
We immediately proceeded to collect what we could of our horses, and other cattle, and bring them through the posterns into the fort: And in the evening of the ninth, I returned answer, that we were determined to defend our fort while a man was living--Now, said I to their commander, who stood attentively hearing my sentiments, We laugh at all your formidable preparations: But thank you for giving us notice and time to provide for our defence.
Hearing the more regular rise and fall of his breath (which, however, even then, instead of being strong and full, had a feeble kind of tremor, corresponding with the lack of vigor in his character), --hearing these tokens of settled slumber, Hepzibah seized the opportunity to peruse his face more attentively than she had yet dared to do.
Taking a few turns on the quarter-deck, he paused to gaze over the side, then slowly getting into the main-chains he took Stubb's long spade --still remaining there after the whale's decapitation --and striking it into the lower part of the half-suspended mass, placed its other end crutch-wise under one arm, and so stood leaning over with eyes attentively fixed on this head.
said the first woman, curiously, seeing Tom attentively poring over it.
He listened attentively to my narration of the circumstances leading to the savage outrage, and gave many proofs of his strong indigna- tion at it.
With an alacrity beyond the common impulse of a spirit which yet was never indifferent to the credit of doing every thing well and attentively, with the real goodwill of a mind delighted with its own ideas, did she then do all the honours of the meal, and help and recommend the minced chicken and scalloped oysters, with an urgency which she knew would be acceptable to the early hours and civil scruples of their guests.
She rather suspected it to be so, on the very first evening of their being together, from his listening so attentively while she sang to them; and when the visit was returned by the Middletons' dining at the cottage, the fact was ascertained by his listening to her again.
She considered me attentively for a minute or two, then further added -
A squirrel was perched on Dickon's bent back attentively nibbling a nut.