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Paying close attention; mindful. See Synonyms at careful.

heed′ful·ly adv.
heed′ful·ness n.
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Adv.1.heedfully - in a careful deliberate mannerheedfully - in a careful deliberate manner  
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In this business he proceeds very heedfully, like a treasure-hunter in some old house, sounding the walls to find where the gold is masoned in.
When Urfried had with clamours and menaces driven Rebecca back to the apartment from which she had sallied, she proceeded to conduct the unwilling Cedric into a small apartment, the door of which she heedfully secured.
Thus heedfully did Priam and his servant see to the yolking of their cars at the palace.
There was now in the breast of Reuben Bourne an incommunicable thought--something which he was to conceal most heedfully from her whom he most loved and trusted.
Police and other Law enforcing agencies are heedfully playing their part to deal with the anti-social elements.
Police and other Law enforcing agencies were heedfully playing their part to deal with the anti-social elements, he said, asserting that arrangements were being moved forward to complete election process under the framework issued by election commission.
Heedfully aware of the risks involved with wielding the double-edged sword of literacy, indigenous activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu describes in her testimony of the early 1980s the caution with which the Maya have tended to regard access to state-run public education and the potentially detrimental effects to their community when becoming literate in Spanish.