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; intent.
Historical Examples

I wish these may please you, I shall be gratified if they do, pray write me, I will attent to all your Commands.
Ten American Girls From History Kate Dickinson Sweetser

Our attent ion is then drawn to a large design representing the Terrestrial Paradise.
Chantilly in History and Art Louise M. Richter

While her body was sleeping in this sweet hallucination of the senses, her mind was attent with a marvellous activity.
The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara) Armando Palacio Valds

And as thou walkest the street, keep thine eyes and thine ears open and attent, and learn ever what men say and think.
The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green

The end of it was, that father turned with mother, and had the Irish priest O’Shane to attent him afore he died.
The Cross and the Shamrock Hugh Quigley

He was the first bitter Secessionist I had met, and I listened with attent ear to his complaints of northern aggression.
The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson

Thus lord Aeneas with all attent retold alone the divine doom and the history of his goings.
The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil


late 15c., “attentive,” from Latin attentus, past participle of attendere (see attend). As a noun, “intention, aim” (early 13c.), from Old French atente “act of attending,” from fem. of Latin attentus.


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