call attention

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: attention - point out carefully and clearly
point, indicate, designate, show - indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"
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The profound man, who is by nature differentiated from his fellows, feels this difference too keenly to call attention to it by any outward show.
It was this observation that drew from Douglas--not immediately, but later in the evening-- a reply that had the interesting consequence to which I call attention. Someone else told a story not particularly effective, which I saw he was not following.
As it did not suit Sir John's purpose, however, that it should be evaded, he appeared quite unconscious of these silent remonstrances, and inclined his hand towards him, as he spoke, to call attention to him more particularly.
In the first place, we must call attention to the extreme care he gave to his linen, the only distinction that well- bred men can nowadays exhibit in their clothes.
And now I find you guilty of a most flagrant breach of courtesy in interrupting my learned discourse to call attention to a mere quadruped of the genus FELIS.
Norbury, a lean, silent man, had been to those parts before, and sat his horse with a rigid neck; but the two young squires gazed eagerly to right or left, and plucked each other's sleeves to call attention to the many strange things on every side of them.
This I say, not to justify slavery--on the other hand, I condemn it as an institution, as we all know that in America it was established for selfish and financial reasons, and not from a missionary motive--but to call attention to a fact, and to show how Providence so often uses men and institutions to accomplish a purpose.
"Why did you not call attention to the fact that Jackson was trying to save the machinery from being injured?" I asked Peter Donnelly, one of the foremen who had testified at the trial.
MLA Nasima Khatoon in her call attention notice urged for setting up a regulatory authority for private-sector educational institutions which could review the enhanced fee structure and other facilities.
Saleh Khan of ANP in his call attention notice alleged that Assistant Commissioner in his personal interest have demolished maximum trees of wall nut and demolished several shops while no payment has been made to the affectees.
PESHAWAR -- A call attention notice has been submitted in Provincial Assembly on Thursday seeking debate over excessive use of mobile phones by doctors and nurses during duty hours in hospitals, affecting treatment of patients.
The call attention notice was submitted by MPA Nighat Orazkzai of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), said a press statement issued here.