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Paying attention   /pˈeɪɪŋ ətˈɛnʃən/   Listen
Paying attention

Taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention.  Synonyms: attentive, heedful, thoughtful.  "So heedful a writer" , "Heedful of what they were doing"

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"Paying attention" Quotes from Famous Books

... will," agreed Mr. Pertell. "I can see you all looking around nervously, instead of paying attention to the play, if that ...
— The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm - or, Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays • Laura Lee Hope

... said Mrs. Thornburgh thoughtfully. 'One had plenty of time, when you and I were young, to sit at home and think what one was going to wear, and how one would look, and whether he had been paying attention to any one else; and if he had, why; and all that. And now the young women are so superior. But the marrying has got to be done somehow all the same. What is ...
— Robert Elsmere • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... Athos staggered and the prince himself was moved. Grimaud uttered a heavy groan, and let fall the bottle, which was broken without anybody paying attention. M. de Beaufort looked the young man in the face, and read plainly, though his eyes were cast down, the fire of resolution before which everything must give way. As to Athos, he was too well acquainted with ...
— The Man in the Iron Mask • Alexandre Dumas, Pere

... about." Of the Peruvian Indians the Jesuit Pater W. Bayer (cited Reich, 444) wrote about the middle of the eighteenth century that wives are treated as slaves and are so accustomed to being regularly whipped that when the husband leaves them alone they fear he is paying attention to another woman and beg him to resume his beating. In Brazil, we are informed by ...
— Primitive Love and Love-Stories • Henry Theophilus Finck

... considered. Polite manners, and the correct use of language were taught by precept and example. More than all, the juvenile minds were, directly and indirectly, drilled to acquire the habit of paying attention. ...
— My Friends at Brook Farm • John Van Der Zee Sears

Words linked to "Paying attention" :   attending, attention, heedless, advertency, inattentiveness, unheeding, advertence

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