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Attentiveness   /ətˈɛntɪvnəs/   Listen

Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people).  Synonyms: heed, paying attention, regard.  "He spends without heed to the consequences"
The trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others.
The trait of being observant and paying attention.

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"Attentiveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... means attentiveness to certain matters that are neglected in the usual objective attitude toward things. It is identified by many with introspection, but there is at present considerable dissent from this doctrine, the dissenters holding that an objective type of observation ...
— College Teaching - Studies in Methods of Teaching in the College • Paul Klapper

... two fine children of four and five years old, whom she looked after, like a good mother, with the same amiable, cold attentiveness with which she followed her husband's political career, and the latest fashions in dress and art. And it produced in her the most odd mixture of advanced ideas, ultra-decadent art, polite ...
— Jean Christophe: In Paris - The Market-Place, Antoinette, The House • Romain Rolland

... particularly noticed her, but in the morning she made a decidedly agreeable impression on him. Matrona Semyonovna garrulously praised and thanked Kolosov; Varvara sat silent, pouring out the tea, glanced at him now and then, and with timid shame-faced attentiveness handed him first a cup of tea, then the cream, then the sugar-basin. Meanwhile the lieutenant waked up, loudly called for his pipe, and after a short pause bawled: 'Sister! hi, sister!' Matrona Semyonovna went to his bedroom. 'What ...
— The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories • Ivan Turgenev

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