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adjective as in observant

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More often than not, observing these insects leads to further inquiry and curiosity about the natural environment in which they’re found.

Monitoring your own symptoms, washing your hands often, and observing social distancing rules are also key parts of the equation.

Over the years he’s observed how the rainfall pattern has changed—there’s more rain, he says, but fewer rainy days.

This, however, was the first time scientists had observed this behavior in snakes.

For hundreds of years, scientists learned about the brain by observing people recovering from injuries.

Zamir had to make do with observing events from afar, and what he saw was totally unsatisfactory.

No matter that Williams was a guest artist that week, Winkler knew he was observing “greatness.”

Observing a sex difference in a patient population is important, but finding a cellular parallel is truly remarkable.

Rand Paul had the benefit of observing both what made his father likable and popular, and what made him an also-ran.

An afternoon spent observing trials in a New York criminal court makes him physically ill.

Not observing that the President Rose, who was very penurious, had put his money in the hat, he presented it to him a second time.

Not only did she pause upon observing his approach, but she called to him as if she would have him hasten to her side.

An attempt was made to join on another version, without observing the incompleteness of the sentence.

By observing the water passing from a basin this principle, with a few experiments, can be made plain.

General Steuben observing the large radius of camp concluded that Cornwallis' entire force was across the river.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to observing, such as: alert, keen, penetrating, and aware.

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