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The devastated father proves an inat tentive parent, and Ms. Hamilton, the youngest of five, lives an independent late-1970s existence that somehow balances cocaine and stealing cars with Little League practice and an after-school job.
A Longing to Feed Her Neighbors Michael Ruhlman 2011
Interestingly, my tentive answers to Allen's three questions are …
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Goldmoon was a most at - tentive listener, however, seating herself next to him on the floor amongst the cushions and never saying a word.
Dragons of a Fallen Sun Weis, Margaret 2000
We were now all upon our feet -- except the stranger, who sat motionless and apparently inat - tentive.
Can Such Things Be Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? 1909
Be knew books well; and his memory, uncommonly re - tentive, was seldom at a loss through the varieties of dates, pHces, and sizes.
Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century : comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F. S. A., and many of his learned friends : an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom during the last century : and biographical anecdotes of a considerable number of eminent writers and ingenious artists ; with a very copious index 1812
And those auditors, who are at - tentive to our doctrines, and obedient to our pre - cepts; those auditors, who thankfully receive the wise, and patiently bear with the weak, in our min - istry: What are they?
The best of christians are often too inat - tentive to the exercises of their own minds, by which they are liable to mistake their holy for unholy affec - tions.
The at - tentive knight knew how to match this new deception: he inftantly rubbed the fcales between his hands; then a large fifh appeared above the water, and catching the egg in his capacious jaws, threw it on ftiore.
I am afraid, many of the dilBculties which the commentator! on our author have employed their abilities to remove, arife from the negligence of Shakfpeare, who appears to have been lefs at. tentive to ihe conneftion of his fcenes, than a lefs haAy writer may be fuppofed to have bean.
Why, the mod becoming conclufion is, that it is one inftance more, out of many others, of our ignorance: why ift SERMON XXIX. mould this, or any other religious difficulty he cannot comprehend, — why fhould it alarm him more than ten thoufand other difficulties which every day elude his moft exact and at - tentive fearch? —