ATTENTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ATTENTION
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attention
 n.  act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  His very person and appearance were such as to strike the attention of the most casual observer.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  Before pronouncing judgment, however, be it remembered, how objectless was my life, and how little there was to engage my attention.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  At present my attention was centred upon the single grim motionless figure which lay stretched upon the boards, with vacant sightless eyes staring up at the discoloured ceiling.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
4  On the contrary, from his point of view, any sudden change would be likely to draw attention to himself.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
5  She took a place near the front and began flirting her white mane, hoping to draw attention to the red ribbons it was plaited with.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
6  Once again Clover and Benjamin warned him to take care of his health, but Boxer paid no attention.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
7  Three days later it was announced that he had died in the hospital at Willingdon, in spite of receiving every attention a horse could have.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
8  Then again, as the play or pageant proceeded, my attention was distracted.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
9  It had been prolonged to avoid attention.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
10  Yet his attention had never before been so sharply and decisively arrested; and it was with a strong, superstitious prevision of success that he withdrew into the entry of the court.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
11  Stephen, subsiding into his quiet manner, and never wandering in his attention, gave a nod.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
12  She was so steadfastly occupied, that many minutes elapsed before she looked up from her work; when she did so Mr. Bounderby bespoke her attention with a hitch of his head.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
13  The noise of the rain did not disturb him much; but it attracted his attention sufficiently to make him raise his head sometimes, as if he were rather remonstrating with the elements.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
14  The robbery at the Bank had not languished before, and did not cease to occupy a front place in the attention of the principal of that establishment now.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
15  Her voice so sunk into a low and slow communing with herself, that Sissy, sitting by her side, was obliged to listen with attention.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
Example Sentence: (146 in 10 pages)
16  The teacher told the student to pay attention to his spelling.
17  Your comments will receive our close attention.
18  He was in urgent need of medical attention.
19  Readers always pay more attention to the headings.
20  I want you to pay more attention to your writing.
21  He eyed the coming tide with an absorbed attention.
22  I felt my attention wandering during the lecture.
23  She tugged at his sleeve to get his attention.
24  The noise diverted our attention from the books.
25  Our capacity for giving care, love and attention is limited.
26  We would like to call your attention to.
27  I think Dave likes to be the focus of attention.
28  She began to berate the police for paying scant attention to the theft from her car.
29  The teacher gently reproved the boys for not paying attention.
30  The nursery teacher clapped her hands to attract the children's attention.