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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of attune.
  • adjective of a musical instrument tuned to the correct pitch
  • adjective brought into harmony
  • adjective adapted to a particular context


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  • I keep thinking about it, and whether my reaction was because they were both men (making the part of my brain attuned to yaoi perk up) or if it was because of the relationship.

    "She said, 'Tell my family I love them'."

  • So attuned is the human mind to look for and find answers that sometimes it extracts meaning where none exists: the face of an old man, a witch, or the image of a monster, seen in an inkspot; psychic portent attributed to mere coincidence; the cry of "why me?" when natural disaster strikes, as if the agent of disaster chooses its victim; the perception of supernatural anger expressed in the violence of an earthquake.

    the urge to know

  • How attuned is he to the Western media, and what are the chances that he would become aware of the existence of an article like this detailing all the things about him that he doesn't want anyone to know?

    It's Not Easy Being Mean

  • This ceremony makes one "attuned" to the "universal life energy" and enables one to serve as a conduit for it.

    Archive 2009-03-22

  • So I think people are definitely, you know, kind of attuned to being in the right place.

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2009

  • "All of a sudden, my ear got kind of attuned to all the jargon they were using, and it hit me that those were some great lines," says Mr. Miles, who hopes that the resulting song, "Wall Street Bail Out Blues," will help listeners vent their feelings.

    No Dough in the Do-Re-Mi: Songwriters Take On the Recession

  • Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Light worker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment.


  • Then, while sitting in a chair in the lobby, drinking an electrolyte beverage while waiting for Donna to join me after her own health regime, I realized that I felt wonderful -- "attuned" might be the more precise word.

    Archive 2008-07-27

  • Implementations such as attuned/no drop items or item decay IMHO reduces the replayability of games and adds unnecessary frustration to the populace.

    Is Inflation Fun?

  • At eight o'clock that night, Jeffryes, who felt so benefited by his rest that he was eager to commence operating once more, had soon "attuned" his instrument to Macquarie Island, and in a few minutes communication was reestablished.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914


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