Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being intent; close or earnest attention or application.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being intent; close application; attention.

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  • noun The condition of being intent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being intent and concentrated

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Examples

  • She faces the camera with the kind of intentness that went with a slower photographic process.

    Tom Engelhardt: Borrowed Time: The World at 65

  • She faces the camera with the kind of intentness that went with a slower photographic process.

    Antiwar.com Original

  • He stopped and regarded her, all of an intentness and eagerness, physically expressed, that slowly faded out of him as she turned her head and gazed back at the camp.

    The Bondage

  • The master talked to him gently but seriously, and he cocked his ears, and listened with painful intentness.

    The Call of Kind

  • His face was anxious, as was the face of my companion, who had stumped over to the rail and was gazing with a like intentness in the direction of the invisible danger.

    Chapter 1

  • Yet the austerity focuses an atmosphere of laboratory intentness on stage as two great dancers scrutinise the possibilities of their shared classical vocabulary.

    Sylvie Guillem - review

  • He would stand and stare at one rope for a minute or so at a time, following it aloft with his eyes through the maze of ropes and stabs and gears with all the intentness of a man working out an intricate problem.

    CHAPTER XXVII

  • All day he remains close, watching me with intentness surely designed to draw the notice of the court as well as my own.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • For death went with it, and life remained with those who watched it go; and being rejected, they watched with eager intentness.

    THE MASTER OF MYSTERY

  • All day he remains close, watching me with intentness surely designed to draw the notice of the court as well as my own.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

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