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at attention

Definition of at attention

US

  1. :  in a position that shows careful listening or attention <The dog sat at attention, listening for something in the distance.>



Word by Word Definitions

attentionplay
  1. :  the act or state of applying the mind to something

    :  a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity

    :  observation, notice


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