American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or practice of being advertent; heedfulness.
- n. The action of being attentive; attention or consideration.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turning or directing of the mind; attention; notice; consideration; heed; reference.
GNU Webster's 1913
- The act of adverting, of the quality of being advertent; attention; notice; regard; heedfulness.
- n. the process of being heedful
- Middle English, from Old French advertance, from Medieval Latin advertentia, from Latin advertēns, advertent-, present participle of advertere, to turn toward; see adverse. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Let us cease advertence to these melancholy adventures, which make us groan at the human condition; but let us continue to lament the pretended certainty of judges, when they pass such sentences.”
“Its abandonment by most Catholic thinkers since the 1950s is simply another example of how we have thrown out important elements of our Catholic intellectual tradition with hardly any advertence.”
“The guilt incurred by those who thus curse and damn, leaving aside the scandal which is thereby nearly always given, is naturally measured by the degree of advertence possessed by such persons.”
“As things now are, either extreme can only be avoided by a more attentive advertence to the mode of _cleansing_, so as to prevent”
“The reason is obvious, such acts lack neither adequate advertence nor sufficient consent, even though the latter be elicited only to avoid a greater evil or one conceived to be greater.”
“Germany, yet it does not introduce knowledge or advertence as a criterion of responsibility: "An act is not punishable when the person at the time of doing it was in a state of unconsciousness or disease of mind by which a free determination of the will was excluded".”
“First, there is the actual intention, operating, namely, with the advertence of the intellect.”
“The inference from intellectual advertence to volitional freedom may, as noted above, be valid in the one case, and quite invalid in the other.”
“The same judgment is to be given when, as not unfrequently happens, there has been little or no advertence to the harm that is being done.”
“To be sure one must have had the intention to pray and therefore in the beginning some formal advertence; otherwise a man would not know what he was doing, and his prayer could not be described even as a human act.”
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