paying attention

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Noun1.paying attention - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)paying attention - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
attending, attention - the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
advertence, advertency - the process of being heedful
Adj.1.paying attention - taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"
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He had ordered her not to go out evenings, and warned her that she must never let him catch her in com- pany with a young man, who was paying attention to her belonging to Colonel Lloyd.
But Eva was not paying attention any longer, either to me or to Jose; his white teeth were showing in a grin for all his pain; her eyes were fixed in horror on the floor.
ISLAMABAD -- Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has urged the government for paying attention to improve cold chain and supply chain facilities to develop the agriculture sector of the country.
In her new illustrated radio series The Art of Paying Attention, produced by Mark McLemore, Surdut features intricate drawings and personal interactions with desert dwellers.
Researchers said the findings highlight the long-term academic risks associated with children being distracted or not paying attention.
We're paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids.
They are paying attention now to Baltimore, to the burning and the looting sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a severe spinal injury after being chased and arrested by police officers earlier this month.
But when we're paying attention to what's going around us - rather than inside of us - we have a better shot at remembering whatever's going on.
He said that Inqilab March had enhanced thinking of the people for paying attention to securing their rights and struggling for the same.
They are what visitor attention is, what visitors pay attention to while viewing exhibitions, why visitors pay attention, how the processes or mechanisms of attention work, and what factors interfere with paying attention to exhibits.
And when they started paying attention to the economy, they started paying attention to Agbaria-Zahalka: Her unabashedly socialist platform is attracting a growing amount of attention in recent months, from a series of ads featuring a wide array of Israelis ecstatically stating their support to the sudden swelling of attendance at her many public appearances.