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concentrating the mental powers on something

full of polite concern for the well-being of others

Synonyms for attentive

(often followed by 'to') giving care or attention

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She took it, and looked attentively on the count; there was an expression on the face of her intrepid protector which commanded her veneration.
Lifting it by the hair this iron-nerved man returned to the half-lighted room below, carried it near the window and attentively examined it.
The hero of this tale stared stupidly at the pastoral picture as if he had never seen such a thing in all his life; then he put his hand to his head, passed it through his hair and, withdrawing it, attentively considered the palm--a singular thing to do.
The Major started, and looked at me very attentively.
By attentively watching, the observer would then have perceived the other molecules of the mass, following the example of this central star, become likewise condensed by gradually accelerated rotation, and gravitating round it in the shape of innumerable stars.
She, however, attentively watched my looks, and her artist's pride was gratified, no doubt, to read my heartfelt admiration in my eyes.
Attentively regarding me, in a tone of soothing softness, she observed, - 'You think yourself insulted, Mr Markham - I wish I could make you understand that - that I - '
A man stood at the window, holding back the shutter, and looking out attentively over the dim void of the burial-ground.
Resemble again the tree which thou lovest, the broad-branched one--silently and attentively it o'erhangeth the sea.
Noticing that Countess Nordston wanted to say something, he stopped short without finishing what he had begun, and listened attentively to her.
Vronsky listened attentively to Levin, as he always did listen, obviously interested in his words.
I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited, where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
Clerval at first attributed my unusual spirits to joy on his arrival, but when he observed me more attentively, he saw a wildness in my eyes for which he could not account, and my loud, unrestrained, heartless laughter frightened and astonished him.
Returning along the passage, on the left-hand side from the stage, and looking about me attentively, I discovered him in the pit.
A slim, light-haired man standing by us, whom I had not noticed before--a man with a scar on his left cheek--looked attentively at Pesca as I helped him up, and then looked still more attentively, following the direction of Pesca's eyes, at the Count.