from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Attentive; zealous.

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  • adjective Obsolete form of intentive.


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  • And the first three suspendings that he had, ought to be noted: He was suspended or taken up from the love of the world, and he was suspended, that is to say ententive, in heavenly love, and he was suspended, that is to say wrapped, in the grace and in the aid of God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And in the gospel that she be always ententive to sow good works, and that she that had sung as despaired: Circumdederunt me gemitus mortis, now return for to demand that she be holpen in her tribulations, and require to be delivered in saying Exsurge domine adjuva, etc., which is the beginning of the office of the mass.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • And because he was ententive to the works of mercy, he deserved to be enlumined to the way of truth.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • And yet he was not ententive for the love of such goods, but day and night he thought in divine scriptures.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • For she was instructed in good manners, and she was ententive to keep chastity, and honest in such wise that she refused to be seen of all men in any manner.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And then it happed that Augustin began to haunt with S. Ambrose, and oft heard his predications, and was much ententive to hear if anything were said against the Manicheans or other heresies.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5


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