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 Meanings and Examples of ATTENTIVE
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attentive
 a.  alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  With her younger daughters, she had success, for Suellen was so anxious to be attractive she lent an attentive and obedient ear to her mother's teachings, and Carreen was shy and easily led.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  The girls who had all known Charles were very kind and attentive to her at these gatherings, especially Fanny Elsing and Maybelle Merriwether, the daughters of the town dowagers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  She knew, by now, that Rhett loved to take her down a peg, and would spoil her fun whenever he could, if she lent an attentive ear to his jibes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
4  Rhett lent an attentive ear to this remark, as he did to all Mammy's remarks about the proper raising of little girls.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
5  She had never seen him so alert, so responsive, so attentive to what she had to say.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
6  She was silent, raw with the shameful thought that the attentive circle might have been criticizing her, laughing at her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  In panic she insisted on being attentive to Kennicott, when he wanted to be left alone to read the newspaper.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
8  Leaning over in his hammock, Queequeg long regarded the coffin with an attentive eye.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
9  She slept lightly at first, half awake and drowsily attentive to the things about her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
10  She went down and led them out of the sun, scolding the quadroon for not being more attentive.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVI
11  Heyward paused, for he knew not how to construe the remarkable expression that gleamed across the swarthy features of the attentive Indian.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
12  They were attentive but silent observers of the proceedings of the vanquished, failing in none of the stipulated military honors, and offering no taunt or insult, in their success, to their less fortunate foes.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
13  A few had straggled among the conquered columns, where they stalked in sullen discontent; attentive, though, as yet, passive observers of the moving multitude.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
14  Recovering his recollection on the instant, instead of sounding an alarm, which might prove fatal to himself, he remained stationary, an attentive observer of the other's motions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
15  Duncan complied; and the Mohican, who had been an attentive listener to the discourse, readily undertook the office.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
Example Sentence: (146 in 10 pages)
16  Simon and Julian were vying for her attention all through dinner.
17  Kate sat up fully, her attention now totally concentrated.
18  The teacher told the student to pay attention to his spelling.
19  Your comments will receive our close attention.
20  He was in urgent need of medical attention.
21  Readers always pay more attention to the headings.
22  I want you to pay more attention to your writing.
23  He eyed the coming tide with an absorbed attention.
24  I felt my attention wandering during the lecture.
25  She tugged at his sleeve to get his attention.
26  The noise diverted our attention from the books.
27  Our capacity for giving care, love and attention is limited.
28  We would like to call your attention to.
29  I think Dave likes to be the focus of attention.
30  She began to berate the police for paying scant attention to the theft from her car.