For the past two weeks, he had watched her with an intentness that was embarrassing.
The regard they fixed on his face was baleful in its intentness.
Hilda watched him from behind, with an intentness that fascinated herself.
All the while I looked at him steadily, until his eyes began to lose their intentness.
Mrs. Severance waited several minutes, listening, a faint smile curling her mouth with intentness and satisfaction.
His vision was not unconscious of her presence; he stared at her with intentness.
Miss Abercrombie looked beyond her; the blue eyes had narrowed, a strange expression of intentness showed in her face.
All the factors were present to him and he dwelt upon them with intentness.
She spoke with the lightest scorn, but in her long eyes there was an intentness which contradicted her manner.
She was a wonderful listener, sympathetic in her intentness.
"purpose," early 13c., from Old French entente, from Latin intentus "a stretching out," in Late Latin "intention, attention," noun use of past participle of intendere "stretch out, lean toward, strain," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).
"very attentive," late 14c., from Latin intentus "attentive, eager, waiting, strained," past participle of intendere "to strain, stretch" (see intend). Related: Intently.