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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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Madame de Villefort instantly stepped back close to the wall, and there, shaded by the bed-curtains, she silently and attentively watched the slightest movement of Valentine.
She took it, and looked attentively on the count; there was an expression on the face of her intrepid protector which commanded her veneration.
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 - '
When he found her listening attentively to him, he implored the Princess to allow him to resume his natural shape.
The worthy carrier, whose unholy thoughts kept him awake, was aware of his doxy the moment she entered the door, and was listening attentively to all Don Quixote said; and jealous that the Asturian should have broken her word with him for another, drew nearer to Don Quixote's bed and stood still to see what would come of this talk which he could not understand; but when he perceived the wench struggling to get free and Don Quixote striving to hold her, not relishing the joke he raised his arm and delivered such a terrible cuff on the lank jaws of the amorous knight that be bathed all his mouth in blood, and not content with this he mounted on his ribs and with his feet tramped all over them at a pace rather smarter than a trot.
Vronsky listened attentively to Levin, as he always did listen, obviously interested in his words.
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.
Taking a few turns on the quarter-deck, he paused to gaze over the side, then slowly getting into the main-chains he took Stubb's long spade --still remaining there after the whale's decapitation --and striking it into the lower part of the half-suspended mass, placed its other end crutch-wise under one arm, and so stood leaning over with eyes attentively fixed on this head.
Listening attentively, I recognized the words of the Resolution of the Council, enjoining the arrest, imprisonment, or execution of any one who should pervert the minds of the people by delusions, and by professing to have received revelations from another World.
Boris looked attentively and kindly at her eager face, but did not reply.
And it can be maintained by standing as well as by keeping silence attentively without standing.
The people praised the due attention, time and patience of Chairman NAB who himself respectfully and attentively listened the complaints of citizen even more than two hours to seven hours.
Located in a large plaza and only Salon with a State license to offer wine and beer refreshments while being attentively groomed.
On the third day of the camp, the 180 coaches of five games - cricket, hockey, football, table tennis and badminton attended the lectures of sports legends and expert trainers attentively.
In the meantime, we should probably listen more attentively to the pro-whip arguments from people steeped in the sport.