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The latter was cruelly polite and attentive in his demeanour.

She, on her part, fell at once attentive, grave and responsive.

She paused a little under his attentive look, and then said, 'I hope there is no harm in it.

He handed her one of the printed bills, which she read with a steady and attentive face.

My desire to learn made me attentive, prompt, and respectful.

The coffee was all that coffee should be, and the waiter was silent and attentive.

He was attentive and respectful to them, affectionate to Pauline.

Mr. Wiseman tells the story, Mr. Attentive comments upon it.

There may be reason in this; but why so attentive to Miss Manly?

Those who appeared the most attentive to their conduct were not the least interested in it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (implied in attentively), from Old French attentif, from Vulgar Latin *attenditus, from Latin attentus "heedful, observant" (see attend). Sense of "actively ministering to the needs and wants" (of another person) is from early 16c. Related: Attentively.

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