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advertence

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noun ad·ver·tence \ad-ˈvər-tən(t)s\

Definition of advertence

  1. 1 :  the action or process of adverting :  attention

  2. 2 :  advertency 1



Examples of advertence in a sentence

  1. <a greater advertence to the feelings of others is what that insensitive clod needs>



14th Century

First Known Use of advertence

14th century


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