We focused our attention on this particular poem.
My attention wasn't really on the game.
You need to pay more attention in school.
She likes all the attention she is getting from the media.
The actor avoids drawing attention to himself.
The book has received national attention.
The trial is getting a lot of public attention.
The children were competing for the teacher's attention.
A cat on a leash is sure to attract attention.
I would like to call your attention to a problem we are having. See More
Recent Examples on the WebThe 2014 trial attracted global attention as the details of Steenkamp’s death were beamed around the world.—Patrick Smith, NBC News, 24 Nov. 2023 The study guide caught the attention of the passenger in front of her, Leslie Johnson, who initiated a conversation.—Joanne Fowler, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 That’s where the other drivers, who are also moving slowly and paying attention, get the shooting.—Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 22 Nov. 2023 Hand has been on a whirlwind campaign in Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S. to keep global attention focused on the hostages, meeting with media outlets and politicians.—Chao Deng, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2023 This deluxe material can frame a beautiful setting outside or draw attention to a striking window style.—Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Nov. 2023 Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts Episode 1: The Egregious Video
A video of little kids fighting in Rutherford County, Tennessee, comes to the attention of a local police officer.—ProPublica, 22 Nov. 2023 But, Dietz claims, the lawsuit is a small way of drawing attention to the state of crypto, which has been blighted by a series of legal battles, many of which boil down to an abuse of power or position.—Joel Khalili, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 Katy Perry sure knows how to get shoppers' attention!—Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English attencioun, from Latin attention-, attentio, from attendere — see attend