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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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."
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.
No one is paying attention towards the maintenance of this road.
I go to games often and always see people on their phones not paying attention. I often remind people to put their phones away and pay attention.
Summary: He had crossed the road without paying attention.
Inayat, another villager, criticised the provincial and local governments for not paying attention to public issues.
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Tuesday said that the country needs to focus on its national interests and avoid paying attention to what the world is saying.
Paying attention is one of our most underrated capacities.
Is there anyone in the government paying attention to stop it whilst we can?
However, students are accountable for the work that needs to be done and to do well in order to graduate and have a good career they need to understand the importance of paying attention to their teachers.
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.