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Expressions used for telling someone to pay attention - synonyms and related words

right

interjection

used for making someone pay attention before you say something

now then

used for getting someone’s attention when you are starting to talk about something new

hello

interjection

used for calling to someone to get their attention

all right

interjection

used for getting someone’s attention when you want to start talking about or doing something new

see?

used for making sure that someone is paying attention to what you are saying and that they understand it

here

adverb

used for getting someone’s attention, especially because you are annoyed with them

listen up

used for getting the attention of a noisy group of people

hey

interjection

used for getting someone’s attention or for showing that you are surprised or annoyed

look

verb

used for making a suggestion or when you want someone to pay attention to what you are going to say

just/wait a moment

used for asking someone to give you their attention for a short time

JOMO

… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

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