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With earnest and eager attention.‘he gazed at her intently’‘everybody was listening intently’
attentively, closely, keenly, with fascination, raptly, earnestly, concentratedly, hard, studiously, fixedly, steadily, steadfastly, alertly, watchfully, observantly, carefullyView synonyms
- ‘You have an ability to concentrate and work intently on anything which holds your interest.’
- ‘He set up the discussion and both he and the doctor listened intently.’
- ‘I can focus intently on things that fascinate me, to the exclusion of all other things.’
- ‘She looked at him closely, peering intently at his face as if trying to read it.’
- ‘He watches intently as the squad go over possible formations for tomorrow's game.’
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