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1[mass noun] The action of paying close attention to something:‘half the children who ate the cereal showed no improvement in attentiveness’‘the past scenes are beautifully handled, with a clear attentiveness to detail’
- ‘Patients may admit to having had one or more motor vehicle crashes or near crashes because of a lack of attentiveness or falling asleep while driving.’
- ‘Riding motorcycles takes skill and attentiveness.’
- ‘There is an extraordinary attentiveness to detail.’
- ‘I sometimes feel I lack the persistent attentiveness I need for the tango classes I've just begun.’
- ‘They stimulated renewed attentiveness to the way paintings look.’
- ‘The rise of public attentiveness and the growing influence of stakeholders forced the government to act.’
- ‘The still life is painted with surprising attentiveness.’
- ‘I observed the close attentiveness with which he followed the play.’
- ‘The novel itself provides the perfect venue for detailing one's attentiveness to the world.’
- ‘Sit up straight or lean forward slightly to show your attentiveness through body language.’
- 1.1 The action of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others; politeness or courtesy:‘this sight has maintained its top grading due to the attentiveness of the staff’‘Mary was particularly touched by Georgina's attentiveness to her during her recovery’
- ‘Rolly inspired exceptional dealer and customer confidence with his honesty, attentiveness and understanding.’
- ‘Jared's attentiveness gave her the good feeling she craved.’
- ‘His attentiveness and obvious interest in me were delightful.’
- ‘It has maintained its top grading due to the attentiveness of the staff.’
- ‘I adore them and believe that I was completely spoiled by their attentiveness to me and my tiny little book.’
- ‘She grew to appreciate his attentiveness and his steady easygoing nature.’
- ‘Despite the husband's touching attentiveness to their four children he is unsympathetic and controlling towards his wife.’
- ‘They live in constant kindly attentiveness to one another's needs.’
- ‘Their real function is to provide feminine comfort and attentiveness to the beleaguered soldiers.’
- ‘There is a strong deterrent for a woman to criticise her husband for his attentiveness to her.’
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