intently intently  /ɪn ˈtɛnt li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with strained or eager attention

Usage(s):

  1. Beneath the thatched roof, a gaggle of children intently watches the proceedings.
  2. His attention was intently focused on his people, who were usually ordinary members of the middle class.
  3. The napkins are linen, the children are scrubbed, steam rises from the green-bean casserole, and even the dog listens intently to what is being said.

News

  1. Dunn back in College World Series as LSU's pitching coach

    Aaron Nola and the rest of Louisiana State's pitchers will listen intently to pitching coach Alan Dunn at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., when he is advising or calling pitches.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

  2. Second chance: Dunn back in CWS as LSU's pitching coach

    Aaron Nola and the rest of LSU's pitchers will listen intently to pitching coach Alan Dunn at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., when he is advising or calling pitches.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

  3. Valor Games help veterans battle through injuries

    Ryan Sykes stares intently at his computer, scrolling through photos where a rugged-looking man, wearing fatigues and often carrying a weapon, poses in mountainous terrain. "That's who I am," Sykes says in a halting voice. "I'm trying to be that same guy."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

Quotes

  1. "We applaud Japan's decision as an act of goodwill toward the International Whaling Commission," said US Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez. "Japan has listened intently to the concerns surrounding their hunt and the special significance...
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Carlos Gutierrez Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey said the president was "very sober-minded" and listened "intently to different views," including a difference of opinion among the former generals over the Iraq Study Group recommendation that most combat troops...
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: Barry McCaffrey Source: Forbes

  3. Cocker said: "I hope this album is a 'holiday for the ears'. It's not really meant to be listened to intently, like a piece of music, but more as something to have on in the background to aid relaxation or contemplation. Plus, you get to visit 13...
    on May 12, 2010 By: Jarvis Cocker Source: The Sun

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