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attention

noun

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2 a state of being aware
  • several mothers brought to the committee's attention the deplorable condition of the playground

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3 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners
  • she enjoyed her suitor's old-school attentions

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The first known use of attention was in the 14th century

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attend (to)

attention

attentions

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“Attention.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/attention. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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