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ob·serve

 (əb-zûrv′)
v. ob·served, ob·serv·ing, ob·serves
v.tr.
1.
a. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice: observed a car leaving the property.
b. To watch attentively: observe a child's behavior.
c. To make a systematic or scientific observation of: observe the orbit of a comet.
2. To say casually; remark: "'It's nice to have somebody to wait on you,' she observed, with a laugh" (Upton Sinclair).
3.
a. To adhere to or abide by; comply with: observe the terms of a contract.
b. To act in acknowledgment of (a holiday, for example); keep or celebrate: observe an anniversary.
c. To maintain (silence or a period of silence), as out of respect for someone who has died.
v.intr.
1. To take notice: stood by the window observing.
2. To say something; make a comment or remark: observed upon the unusual weather.
3. To watch or be present without participating actively: We were invited to the conference solely to observe.

[Middle English observen, to conform to, from Old French observer, from Latin observāre, to abide by, watch : ob-, over; see ob- + servāre, to keep, watch; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·serv′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: observe, keep, celebrate, commemorate, solemnize
These verbs mean to give proper heed to or show proper reverence for something, such as a custom or holiday. Observe and keep stress compliance or respectful adherence to that which is prescribed: observes the Sabbath; keeps the holiday traditions. Celebrate emphasizes observance in the form of rejoicing or festivity: a surprise party to celebrate her birthday. To commemorate is to honor the memory of a past event: a ceremony that commemorated the career of a physician. Solemnize implies dignity and gravity in the celebration of an occasion: solemnized the funeral with a 21-gun salute. See Also Synonyms at see1.

observingly

(əbˈzɜːvɪŋlɪ)
adv
in an observant, attentive and watchful manner
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Adv.1.observingly - in an observant manner
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v; dn; dn = 46 (at v; dn, dn = 0) E.g., observe 1386, observantness 1660 (10), observingly 1599 (11) vs.
In men's presence, Woolf writes in the proof copy (128), "women are so wary, so suspicious of any interest that has not some obvious motive behind it, [...] that they are off at the flicker of an eye turned observingly in their direction.
128: for women are so wary, so suspicious of any interest that has not some obvious motive behind it, [.] that they are off at the flicker of an eye turned observingly in their direction.