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  • adv. In an observant manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an observant manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an observant manner; attentively.

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

  • adv. in an observant manner


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  • He stands at the front of the kitchen—maybe waiting observantly at the pass, maybe pacing near the bar, and, upon hearing you enter, turns, smiles, and welcomes you to the restaurant.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Winterbottom conjures up the era and locale of 1950s Texas, and creates a film observantly derived from Hitchcock's Psycho and Capote's In Cold Blood, and perhaps the Coens 'Blood Simple and No Country for Old Men, with touches of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.

    The Killer Inside Me

  • Since making her debut in 1996 with the friendship comedy "Walking and Talking," and subsequently with "Lovely & Amazing" and "Friends With Money," Holofcener has earned a cult following for her observantly witty humor, frank depictions of female relationships and tone-perfect portraits of cultural creatives striving and stumbling their way through bourgeois urban habitats.

    Ann Hornaday interviews 'Please Give' filmmaker Nicole Holofcener

  • Third, Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar—even the secular Saddam Hussein—underscored a dimension of religious conflict that resonated in America, the most observantly religious of great powers.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • A few more people might pretend to be observantly Jewish to get Saturdays off, when such an exemption is available.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Miami Is Worth a Mass?

  • I want her to learn humility..she understands it as she watches observantly the traffic beggar kids at Linking Road from the rickshah.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • You have lived long enough in the East and, as your writings show, observantly enough, to detect the pearl which lurks in the kitchen-midden, and to note that its lustre is not dimmed nor its value diminished by its unclean surroundings.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Mr Flintwinch, who had been observantly pausing all this time with a cup of tea in his hand, and his mouth open ready to swallow the contents, began to do so: always entirely filling his mouth before he emptied it at

    Little Dorrit

  • Jasper looks observantly from the one to the other, slightly smiles, and turns his back to mix a jug of mulled wine at the fire.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • When you follow the teachings of the Tao, you live more observantly.

    The Way of the Fertile Soul


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