attentively attentively  /ə ˈtɛn tɪv li/


  • (adv) with attention; in an attentive manner


  1. When shown articles of 911, the detainee looked at pictures attentively.
  2. The delegates listened attentively, and when the meal was over, some vowed they would vote for him.
  3. All around me are similar smiling faces and attentively nodding heads, as if straight off an assembly line.


  1. Eastwood faculty and students say goodbye to school

    Elementary closing to make way for police department The Eastwood school's librarian, Cheryl Madden, had just finished saying her farewells to the fifth-grade class seated attentively in their dress-up clothes in the front-row seats. She ended with a line from a quote, saying that "one can go backward toward safety or forward toward growth."        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Major increase in area patrols through June due to abnormally high number of area traffic fatalities

    With the Sheriff's office, Granite Falls and Upper Sioux Police Departments, plus the occasional Minnesota State Trooper, the local area is already a haven for law enforcement. But motorists would do well to drive extra attentively during the month of June, as patrol units will be paying extra close attention to the area.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Advocate Tribune


  1. "I will seek to act as a harmonizer and bridge-builder," Ban said. "And I hope to become known ...... as a secretary-general who is accessible, hardworking, and prepared to listen attentively."
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: USA Today

  2. Fielding "listened attentively and said that he had no authority to negotiate, but that he would take my suggestions to the president," Specter said.
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: Forbes

  3. "Of course, they are watching me very attentively," Ma said.
    on May 15, 2008 By: Ma Ying-jeou Source: TIME

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