Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an attentive manner; heedfully; carefully; with fixed attention.

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  • adverb In an attentive manner.

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  • adverb with attention; in an attentive manner

Etymologies

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attentive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • 'I have at length been enabled to ascertain that the tin tube contains a few yards of some celebrated plaster, recommended -- as I discover on regarding the label attentively through my eye-glass -- as a preservative against sea-sickness.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people

  • 'I have at length been enabled to ascertain that the tin tube contains a few yards of some celebrated plaster, recommended -- as I discover on regarding the label attentively through my eye-glass -- as a preservative against sea-sickness.

    Mudfog and Other Sketches

  • ‘I have at length been enabled to ascertain that the tin tube contains a few yards of some celebrated plaster, recommended — as I discover on regarding the label attentively through my eye – glass — as a preservative against sea – sickness.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Nadgett put on his spectacles, and read the name attentively; then looked at the chairman over his glasses, and bowed; then took them off, and put them in their case; and then put the case in his pocket.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • That you should be able to hold our audience so attentively is a tribute to your power of delivery.

    A New Approach to Governing Canada

  • Wyatt screwed his monocle into his eye, regarded both sides of the coin attentively, and laid it down.

    The Desire of the Moth; and the Come On

  • Nadgett put on his spectacles, and read the name attentively; then looked at the chairman over his glasses, and bowed; then took them off, and put them in their case; and then put the case in his pocket.

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Much of the crowd, a bit confused by this comment, leaned in attentively.

    Poetry

  • Oh, you who have read Plato attentively, that is to say, seven or eight fantastical dreams hidden in some garret in Europe, if ever these questions reach you,

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • St. Gertrude was once saying the Divine Office with the other virgins of her monastery, and was striving to pronounce every word attentively, but since she was often distracted through human infirmity, she said mournfully to herself, "And what fruit can be derived from this endeavour, which is combined with so much inconstancy?"

    Spiritual Works of Louis of Blois

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