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Attentiveness and paying attention

attention

noun

the interest or thought that you give to something you are listening to or watching

regard

noun

attention or care that you give to someone or something

focused

adjective

concentrating on a particular aim and not wasting time or energy on other things

alert

adjective

paying attention to what is happening and ready to react quickly if necessary

attentive

adjective

listening to or watching something carefully

concerned

adjective

giving your attention to something because you think it is important

attention span

noun

the length of time that you can pay attention to one thing without becoming bored or thinking about something else

observant

adjective

noticing everything that happens

fixated

adjective

so interested in someone or something that you do not pay attention to anything else

under someone’s critical eye

with someone watching to make sure that everything is done correctly

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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