attentiveness :

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uh ten tiv nuhs

  • n  paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    his attentiveness to her wishes
  • n  the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
  • n  the trait of being observant and paying attention

  • Maleness has become a synonym for insufficient attentiveness to risk.
  • Richard Durn's murder of eight city councilors in the Paris suburb of Nanterre suggests that in France, as one police official says, "the problem is diligence and attentiveness .
  • Tom Carper, a Senator from Delaware, took note of Bernanke's attentiveness.
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  • Sound Off! (June 15)
    As a former Mesilla reserve federal marshall, I am embarrassed and flabbergasted at the officers currently working for Mesilla. Their lack of attentiveness, knowledge of the laws and racial profiling is just appalling.
    June 15, 2013 - Silver City Sun-News

  • Gerard Mestrallet in BusinessWeek
    It has to be said that the Americans have shown much more flexibility and attentiveness than the Germans,said Gerard Mestrallet, who also heads Gaz de France SA, in an interview published Monday by the French financial daily La Tribune.
  • Bill Belichick in International Herald Tribune
    I am confident in the team,Belichick said. "We have had our highs and lows and we bounce back from those. ...... There has been a good effort and good attentiveness to try to correct things, improve and get them right. I don't see any...
  • John Thompson III in (blog)
    You have to come with a certain level of attentiveness in this league,Thompson said following the loss. "Every team is talented, every team is well coached. Every game you have to be at the top of your game to be able to win."

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