powers of observation

plural noun

: ability to notice and pay close attention to things
The author's excellent powers of observation are evident in the book's detailed descriptions.

Examples of powers of observation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three writers of recent espionage fiction turn their keen powers of observation on 1950s Los Angeles, current-day Europe and beyond to shed light on their times — and, chillingly, ours. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2024 Adrian Monk's powers of observation might be a gift...and a curse, but the first glimpse of new Peacock project Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie is only a gift. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 9 Oct. 2023 Her powers of observation miss nothing: roughhousing children, bickering adults, pets scampering underfoot. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 His powers of observation, and skill at generalization, were evident at the outset. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2023 Mike deploys his immense powers of observation to suss out that his buyers are actually cops and runs into a a suite where a law firm is conducting interviews to evade capture. Time, 11 Aug. 2023 How to Monitor Wildlife in Your Garden Over Time The first and simplest way to monitor the wildlife in your garden is simply through your own basic powers of observation. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 24 Apr. 2023 Those powers of observation follow the characters to deeper and sadder places, too. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2023

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