adjective Archaic.
attentive; intent.

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin attentus attentive (past participle of attendere), equivalent to atten(d)- (see attend) + -tus past participle suffix

attently, adverb Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "attentive," from L. attentus, pp. of attendere (see attend). As a noun, "intention, aim" (early 13c.), from O.Fr. atente "act of attending," from L. fem. of pp. attentus.
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Example sentences
It wasn't the rust streaking the car's sides and trunk that grabbed her attent
Risk adjustment is an important topic that demands serious attent ion.
She chose this major intending eventually to attent law school.
They followed snow plows to remote areas to reach people that needed medical
  attent ion.
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