attention


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Related to attention: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder, Selective attention, ATTN
  • noun

Synonyms for attention

Synonyms for attention

concentration of the mental powers on something

the act of noting, observing, or taking into account

Synonyms for attention

the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

a general interest that leads people to want to know more

a courteous act indicating affection

Related Words

a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together

References in classic literature ?
After such behaviour, as I have witnessed during the last month, to Miss Smithsuch attentions as I have been in the daily habit of observingto be addressing me in this mannerthis is an unsteadiness of character, indeed, which I had not supposed possible
She listened, she bowed, and she smiled--and, sometimes, she answered; but it was evidently without meaning or interest, until, wearied with his fruitless efforts to make an impression, and perhaps with a hope of exciting a little jealousy, he turned his attention to her more lively companion.
Jones entered with his singular load; and then, as if accustomed to his “general agency,” were again bent on the priest, in close and curious attention.
I only paid attention to one thing, my son, and that was, that you were complaining.
I turned my attention to the chains that held Tardos Mors.
Certainly, the spectacle is curious, and well deserves the attention of the spectators.
As soon as it rose everyone in the boxes and stalls became silent, and all the men, old and young, in uniform and evening dress, and all the women with gems on their bare flesh, turned their whole attention with eager curiosity to the stage.
The Saw-Horse would probably have paid no attention to this, but just then it stepped a leg into a gopher-hole and stumbled head-over-heels to the ground, where it lay upon its back, frantically waving its four legs in the air.
The beast's whole attention now seemed riveted upon the horseman.
Colonel Capell arose from his chair and saluted his superior, and the young lieutenant saluted and stood at attention.
Even as he commenced his search his attention was suddenly attracted by a noise that he had not at first perceived--the stealthy dip of paddles in the water some distance from the shore, and about opposite the point at which he stood.
Temporarily, at least, he had saved the life of his subject, and now he turned his attention toward insuring his own safety.
Armed with this ominous letter of introduction, I kicked a chair down against the folding-doors, by way of giving a preliminary knock to arouse the housekeeper's attention.
it an attention due to his guest not to leave the room first.
Button-Bright was so excited and interested that he paid little attention to his fine dinner and a great deal of attention to his queer companions; and perhaps he was wise to do this, because he could eat at any other time.