OBSERVANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBSERVANT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
observant
 a.  quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
 a.  obeying religious rules or customs
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The blush surprised her almost as much as it did her hostess, who, though not commonly observant of facial changes, sat staring at her with puzzled eyes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
2  Even when she was tired her dark eyes were observant.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  In supposing that only she was observant Carol was ignorant, misled by the indifference of cities.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
4  In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
5  Mr. Pontellier, who was observant about such things, noticed it, as he served the soup and handed it to the boy in waiting.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVII
6  She had come with a gentleman by the name of Gouvernail, connected with one of the daily papers, of whom nothing special could be said, except that he was observant and seemed quiet and inoffensive.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
7  The melancholy air, the hour, together with the vast frame of the man who thus leaned, musing, against the English ramparts, left no doubt as to his person in the mind of the observant spectator.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
8  Here he stood unnoted, though keenly observant himself, until one of the chiefs apprised the latter of his presence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
9  David nodded, as much to signify his acquiescence with the terms; and then Hawkeye, casting another observant glance over his followers made the signal to proceed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
10  The observant regiment, standing at rest in the roadway, whooped at once, and entered whole-souled upon the side of the maiden.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  Smoke clouds went slowly and insolently across the fields like observant phantoms.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  He had replaced his neckerchief loosely, and had stood, keenly observant of me, biting a long end of it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
13  He had stood by the door, all this while, observant of her with a smile upon his face, though his black eyebrows were heavily contracted.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
14  He was taciturn, soft-footed, very quiet in his manner, deferential, observant, always at hand when wanted, and never near when not wanted; but his great claim to consideration was his respectability.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
15  Some people trifled with her as a mere oddity, he said; but she was as shrewdly and sharply observant as anyone he knew, and as long-headed as she was short-armed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
Example Sentence: (102 in 7 pages)
16  She observed the gentle movement of his chest as he breathed.
17  When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.
18  Two such distinct behaviours can at times be observed, either by the participant himself or by an outside observer.
19  Furthermore, it is difficult for the participant observer not to exert some influence on the events that are being observed.
20  The patients were observed over a period of several months.
21  You again how boethius observed all still could not return to the origin.
22  The microscope capacitates small objects to be observed.
23  Seven species of birds of prey have been observed.
24  This behaviour is commonly observed among several species of finch.
25  Specific patterns of interaction in the family have been observed.
26  A rightward shift of curves was observed before maximal contraction size was suppressed.
27  In fancy, the voluptuous votary of fashion sees herself amid the festive throng, 'the observed of all observers.'
28  One reason of the distance yet observed between us was, that he was comparatively seldom at home: a large proportion of his time appeared devoted to visiting the sick and poor among the scattered population of his parish.
29  A dog that bites a human being must be observed for symptoms of hydrophobia.
30  They observed that, throughout history, experiments in unbridled democracy led to chaos.