from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or practice of being attentive or heedful; heedfulness.
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- n. The quality of being advertent; heedfulness; regard; consideration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or habit of being advertent or attentive; attentiveness; heedfulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of being heedful
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Any one may mistake in the application of these rules of action or calculation, for want of presence of mind, or of advertency to all that they prescribe, and this may especially happen, when he first commences them in practice.
It is perhaps hardly considered with sufficient advertency, that a professor in a college who is without books in tolerable supply, is analogous to the creation of nobility which for want of estate is obliged to live in rags.
I do think it is the ignorance and advertency of this conjunction, that makes our case both more sad and sinful than otherwise it would be.
IT remains that we confider that juftice which God exercifeth in punilhing Sin - ners in the Abyfs of Hell, by doing which with ferioufhefs and advertency, we/hall find that to be very true indeed, which the Apo - ftle affirms in his Epillle to the Hebrews, It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Thou’lt find, when thou are about to commit any evil, an advertency in thy Heart, which restrains thee from the execution of it, and at other times from Speaking.
O that thy Soul, without thoughtful advertency, even of it self, might give it self in Prey to that holy and spiritual Tranquility, and say with St. Austin (In his Confess. lib.