Still, she said, returning her attention to the old house.
But he paid no attention to her warning.
He shrugged, returning his attention to the coffee in his cup.
Without comment, he shifted his attention back to his plate.
Something drew her attention to Jonathan, who was watching Alex intently.
His attention shifted to Destiny, who was still sleeping.
Señor Medena's attention shifted back and forth between Dulce and Alex, but neither offered any explanation.
"It's going to be a beautiful day," Sarah said as she turned her attention back to her food.
He nodded; his attention riveted on the highway.
His attention was distracted momentarily as the feeding tube was switched to Carmen's other breast.
Oh, you think Alex feels like you want his attention all the time?
And he sat down again, paying no more attention to his daughter, who was reduced to tears.
When her attention came back to Alex, he was watching Jonathan.
Kutuzov, affecting the manners of an old soldier at the front, gave the command "Attention!" and rode up to the Emperors with a salute.
Señor Medena leaned back in his chair, his attention lost in thought.
Giddon turned his attention to Lisa.
There was a light step behind her, and then Allen's eyes widened as his attention shifted to a point behind her.
He felt it awkward to attract everyone's attention and to be considered a lucky man and, with his plain face, to be looked on as a sort of Paris possessed of a Helen.
It would have been humiliating if anyone had noticed, but no one seemed to pay much attention – probably because so many others were also drinking.
The other couples could not attract a moment's attention to their own evolutions and did not even try to do so.
Even now she calls my attention every day to mispronounced words.
Prince Andrew rode up and was just putting his question to a soldier when his attention was diverted by the desperate shrieks of the woman in the vehicle.
The only bait he could find was a bright red blossom from a flower; but he knew fishes are easy to fool if anything bright attracts their attention, so he decided to try the blossom.
The movement caught Giddon's attention and he glanced from Tammy to Lisa with a puzzled expression.
No one now seemed to pay any attention to the strangers, so Dorothy and Zeb and the Wizard let the train pass on and then wandered by themselves into the vegetable gardens.
He picked up a newspaper and snapped it open, his attention instantly captured by something he found in its crinkled pages.
They now bade farewell to the kind but unseen people of the cottage, and after the man had called their attention to a high, pyramid-shaped mountain on the opposite side of the Valley, and told them how to travel in order to reach it, they again started upon their journey.
Pierre paid no more attention to this occurrence than to the rest of what went on, having made up his mind once for all that what he saw happening around him that evening was in some way essential.
A grinding noise jerked her attention back to the car.
One day Miss Sullivan attracted my attention to a strange object which she had captured basking in the shallow water.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things.
I attracted her attention by showing her my watch and letting her hold it in her hand.
Someone obligingly took the dish from Bagration (or he would, it seemed, have held it till evening and have gone in to dinner with it) and drew his attention to the verses.
The rider, whose figure seemed familiar to Rostov and involuntarily riveted his attention, made a gesture of refusal with his head and hand and by that gesture Rostov instantly recognized his lamented and adored monarch.
She called my attention to the new arrangement, and when I did not object she seemed pleased and patted herself.
What if the farmer could give every stalk of corn individual attention and water and fertilize each one exactly when it was needed?
Everyone waited, so emphatically and eagerly did he demand their attention to his story.
Alex shifted his attention to Carmen, his gaze covering her from toe to head.
When we entered the room, the children's attention was riveted on Helen.
Upon them the undivided, tensely passionate attention of that whole mass of men was concentrated.
She gave her attention to a glass she was washing.
I called her attention to the following line, and, although she knew only the three words, CAT, EAT and MOUSE, she caught the idea.
She looked at Princess Mary, then sat thinking for a while with that expression of attention to something within her that is only seen in pregnant women, and suddenly began to cry.
The children were so pleased to see her at Sunday-school, they paid no attention to their teachers, but rushed out of their seats and surrounded us.
"Mostly Arabian," he said, shifting his attention to Carmen.
When her attention was drawn to a marble slab inscribed with the name FLORENCE in relief, she dropped upon the ground as though looking for something, then turned to me with a face full of trouble, and asked, "Were is poor little Florence?"
Most of them were unconscious and paid no attention to the newcomers.
The greatest attention of all to Boris' narrative was shown by Helene.
"How easy it is, how little effort it needs, to do so much good," thought Pierre, "and how little attention we pay to it!"
"I wonder how I can get my car back on the road," she mused, and felt relieved when his attention returned to the car.
"There, you see!" and he drew attention to the bullets whistling, singing, and hissing continually around them.
Closing his eyes, he bowed a la francaise, without taking leave, and trying to attract as little attention as possible, he left the room.
A couple of wing-backed chairs and sofa sank luxuriously into that thick wine carpet, but what caught her full attention was the wide curving staircase.
Tears continued to flow as her attention shifted back to Matthew.
When men were killed or wounded, when rows of stretchers went past, when some troops retreated, and when great masses of the enemy came into view through the smoke, no one paid any attention to these things.
Destiny glanced up at Carmen from her elevated chair at the table and then her attention swung back to Alex.
Carmen shifted her attention to Señor Medena, who was focused on Alex at the moment.
Escaping from her father she ran to hide her flushed face in the lace of her mother's mantilla--not paying the least attention to her severe remark--and began to laugh.
Books are the storehouse of language, and any child, whether deaf or not, if he has his attention attracted in any way to printed pages, must learn.
Señor Medena turned his attention to Alfonso.
Focusing her attention on the car, she was acutely aware of the fact that he was still watching her.
TOO MUCH EXPLANATION DIRECTS THE CHILD'S ATTENTION TO WORDS AND SENTENCES, SO THAT HE FAILS TO GET THE THOUGHT AS A WHOLE.
I was no longer a restless, excitable little creature, requiring the attention of everybody on the train to keep me amused.
Before the guns an artillery sentry was pacing up and down; he stood at attention when the officer arrived, but at a sign resumed his measured, monotonous pacing.
He nodded and then shifted his attention back to Dulce.
Destiny grew tired of trying to get her attention and finally went to her room to play.
He gave undue attention to the road.
Sonya had cried and begged to be forgiven and now, as if trying to atone for her fault, paid unceasing attention to her cousin.
All this attention from Howard could be due to a guilty conscience.
Now and then his attention wandered from the book and the Square and he formed in imagination a new plan of life.
More than two hours passed and Gerasim took the liberty of making a slight noise at the door to attract his attention, but Pierre did not hear him.
We were busy cutting out paper dolls; but we soon wearied of this amusement, and after cutting up our shoestrings and clipping all the leaves off the honeysuckle that were within reach, I turned my attention to Martha's corkscrews.
"Do you hear how he's walking?" said Tikhon, drawing the architect's attention to the sound of the prince's footsteps.
Wishing to speak and to attract their attention, he got up, but at that moment his legs grew cold and bare.
Berg was sitting beside the countess consoling her with the respectful attention of a relative.
At least he couldn't blame her for any lack of attention this time.
With Alex back at work and Jonathan at school, her attention turned to the nursery.
Katie glanced up at Carmen, her attention still not complete.
Tonight he divided his attention between the knife and her face - no doubt waiting for her to broach the subject.
Giddon was silent, giving all his attention to his food, but Tammy watched Lisa with interest, twirling her fork in her eggs and squirming in her chair.
Sarah gave Giddon a stern look and then returned her attention to Lisa.
Her attention focused on finding something to use as a crutch.
At six months I could pipe out "How d'ye," and one day I attracted every one's attention by saying "Tea, tea, tea" quite plainly.
I stood still, my whole attention fixed upon the motions of her fingers.
Finally I noticed a very obvious error in the sequence and for an instant I concentrated my attention on the lesson and tried to think how I should have arranged the beads.
Not all the attention that has been paid her since she was a child has made her take herself too seriously.
Then her attention was called to the hardness of the one ball and the softness of the other, and she learned SOFT and HARD.
All turned their attention to the glow.
He was up on one elbow, his attention fixed on her open blouse.
Lathum returned his attention to the tablet and snorted.
Giddon paid no attention to the three at the pool, patting Diablo's nose and talking softly to him as if no one was around.
A rush of excitement sent color to her cheeks, and she tore her gaze from his, focusing her attention on the dishes.
She has one advantage over ordinary children, that nothing from without distracts her attention from her studies.
The soldiers forming the picket line, like showmen exhibiting a curiosity, no longer looked at the French but paid attention to the sight-seers and grew weary waiting to be relieved.
Standing among the crowd of peasants, Pierre recognized several acquaintances among these notables, but did not look at them--his whole attention was absorbed in watching the serious expression on the faces of the crowd of soldiers and militiamen who were all gazing eagerly at the icon.
"Basically, that I require a lot of attention," Carmen said.
His attention was focused on two riders approaching.
"Probably," he mused, his attention returning to the newspaper.
He only notices the mistake to which he pays attention, because his opponent took advantage of it.
He knew Kutuzov's attention would be caught by those words, and so it was.
The three great sorrows of his life held his attention in particular: his love for a woman, his father's death, and the French invasion which had overrun half Russia.
One of the old men nearest to him looked round, but his attention was immediately diverted by an exclamation at the other side of the table.
As they approached the house, Prince Andrew with a smile drew Pierre's attention to a commotion going on at the back porch.
Carmen glanced at Alex, but he either didn't notice her attention, or he was avoiding her eyes.
In the week before his arrest, her attention had shifted to her siblings, Nick and Angela.
Lisa jerked her head around and glared at him, but his attention was fully absorbed by the destruction.
His attention left the road long enough to search her face.
Natasha listened with concentrated attention, trying but failing to take in the meaning of his words.
Another time, general attention was attracted by a small brown dog, coming heaven knows whence, which trotted in a preoccupied manner in front of the ranks with tail stiffly erect till suddenly a shell fell close by, when it yelped, tucked its tail between its legs, and darted aside.
The caleche in which Prince Andrew was being taken attracted Sonya's attention as it passed the front porch.
The subject which wholly engrossed Natasha's attention was her family: that is, her husband whom she had to keep so that he should belong entirely to her and to the home, and the children whom she had to bear, bring into the world, nurse, and bring up.
When her attention returned to the others, she caught Señor Medena and Felipa watching them.
Alex divided his attention between a very attentive Destiny and a reserved Carmen.
Her attention focused on a dangling cord.
She gave her attention to the glass she was rinsing.
Among the dogs which received the most attention were the bulldogs.
Her hands are in everything; but nothing holds her attention for long.
But much as all the rest laughed, talked, and joked, much as they enjoyed their Rhine wine, saute, and ices, and however they avoided looking at the young couple, and heedless and unobservant as they seemed of them, one could feel by the occasional glances they gave that the story about Sergey Kuzmich, the laughter, and the food were all a pretense, and that the whole attention of that company was directed to-- Pierre and Helene.
When no one said anything she sighed, her attention on Carmen.
He worked quietly for a few minutes and then finally turned his attention to Carmen.
Moreover, his whole attention was engrossed by watching the family circle--separated from all else-- formed by the men in the battery.
But these sounds were hardly heard in comparison with the noise of the firing outside the town and attracted little attention from the inhabitants.
Despite the presence of the commander-in-chief, who attracted the attention of all the superior officers, the militiamen and soldiers continued their prayers without looking at him.
For some time he engrossed the general attention, and Anna Pavlovna felt that the novelty she had served up was received with pleasure by all her visitors.
She drew her brother's attention to the maid who was calling him in a whisper.
But besides considerations of foreign policy, the attention of Russian society was at that time keenly directed on the internal changes that were being undertaken in all the departments of government.
And considering it polite to return the young count's compliment, Ilagin looked at his borzois and picked out Milka who attracted his attention by her breadth.
"His Majesty drew attention to the Grenadier division and to the march past," continued the general, "and it seems the ambassador took no notice and allowed himself to reply that: 'We in France pay no attention to such trifles!'
When the second act was over Countess Bezukhova rose, turned to the Rostovs' box--her whole bosom completely exposed--beckoned the old count with a gloved finger, and paying no attention to those who had entered her box began talking to him with an amiable smile.
Anatole returned and looked at Dolokhov, trying to give him his attention and evidently submitting to him involuntarily.
At this moment, Petya, to whom nobody was paying any attention, came up to his father with a very flushed face and said in his breaking voice that was now deep and now shrill:
But the farther he went and the more his attention was diverted by the ever-increasing crowds moving toward the Kremlin, the less he remembered to walk with the sedateness and deliberation of a man.
But the liveliest attention was attracted by occurrences quite apart from, and unconnected with, the battle.
Two steps from him, leaning against a branch and talking loudly and attracting general attention, stood a tall, handsome, black-haired noncommissioned officer with a bandaged head.
All that was done around her and to her at this time, all the attention devoted to her by so many clever men and expressed in such pleasant, refined ways, and the state of dove-like purity she was now in (she wore only white dresses and white ribbons all that time) gave her pleasure, but her pleasure did not cause her for a moment to forget her aim.
He'll explain... voices in the rear of the crowd were suddenly heard saying, and the general attention turned to the police superintendent's trap which drove into the square attended by two mounted dragoons.
Then during the first day spent in inaction and solitude (he tried several times to fix his attention on the masonic manuscripts, but was unable to do so) the idea that had previously occurred to him of the cabalistic significance of his name in connection with Bonaparte's more than once vaguely presented itself.
Natasha, pale, with a fixed look, was sitting on the bench under the icons just where she had sat down on arriving and paid no attention to her father's words.
And his attention was suddenly carried into another world, a world of reality and delirium in which something particular was happening.
The French followed him with astonishment in their eyes chiefly because Pierre, unlike all the other Russians who gazed at the French with fear and curiosity, paid no attention to them.
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
All the evening Nicholas paid attention to a blue-eyed, plump and pleasing little blonde, the wife of one of the provincial officials.
His eyes, prominent from the emaciation of his face, gazed inquiringly at his comrades who were paying no attention to him, and he moaned regularly and quietly.
The arrival of Dolokhov diverted Petya's attention from the drummer boy, to whom Denisov had had some mutton and vodka given, and whom he had had dressed in a Russian coat so that he might be kept with their band and not sent away with the other prisoners.
"What were you saying?" he asked the general, who continuing his report directed the commander-in-chief's attention to some standards captured from the French and standing in front of the Preobrazhensk regiment.
Princess Mary roused him from his abstraction by drawing his attention to her nephew who had entered the room.
Nicholas sighed, bit his mustache, and laid out the cards for a patience, trying to divert his mother's attention to another topic.
If the animals in front are continually changing and the direction of the whole herd is constantly altered, this is because in order to follow a given direction the animals transfer their will to the animals that have attracted our attention, and to study the movements of the herd we must watch the movements of all the prominent animals moving on all sides of the herd.
Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good.
But the attention of the crowd--officials, burghers, shopkeepers, peasants, and women in cloaks and in pelisses--was so eagerly centered on what was passing in Lobnoe Place that no one answered him.
Kutuzov's general expression was one of concentrated quiet attention, and his face wore a strained look as if he found it difficult to master the fatigue of his old and feeble body.
The countess had long wished for such a box, but as she did not want to cry just then she glanced indifferently at the portrait and gave her attention chiefly to the box for cards.
In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.
Did I give Jonathan his fair share of attention?
Maybe it was the soft accent that held her attention.
Carmen shot a glance at Alex, who was giving his meal undue attention.
She would like to have so much attention.
Señor Medena was watching Alex thoughtfully, but Alex seemed to be unaware of his attention.
Carmen smiled, basking in the warmth of his attention.
She looked away; wishing Connie hadn't brought it to her attention.
Something blue in the shadow of the trees caught her attention.
He reached under the horse and tightened the cinch, which finally brought Diablo to attention.
Giddon's angry voice recaptured her attention.
She replaced the checkbook and started to close the drawer, but a thick envelope caught her attention.
As she shut the drawer, the envelopes on the top of the desk caught her attention.
She gave the sack of groceries undue attention as she quarried Lisa.
Lisa returned her attention to the picture, her pulse quickening.
He nodded and returned his attention to the steep hill.
Len glanced at Yancey uncertainly and then shifted his attention back to her.
Her attention was completely diverted from Yancey.
I'm sorry I let my attention drift.
Her attention switched to Lisa and she smiled.
She felt the attention before she actually saw it.
A honk from behind drew their attention.
Her attention was diverted a few minutes later when Yancey arrived.
When Yancey's attention diverted to his mother, she simply shrugged.
Yancey finally returned his attention to Lisa.
A movement behind caught her attention and she stopped.
She glanced at Yancey, who was giving the forward in the magazine on his lap undue attention.
You never pay any attention to anything I tell you to do, so what would be the point?
Allen walked toward the door, his attention divided between Howard and Lisa.
His attention returned to Lisa.
Her attention swung back to Len.
That and the fact that Howard had paid no attention to her while she was choking.
He glanced at her and then turned his attention back to the can in his hand.
Lisa glanced at Yancey, who silently divided his attention between Connie and Lisa.
Her attention shifted back to Yancey.
Why all the sudden attention?
He was probably too busy with school to pay attention to politics.
Adrienne was acutely aware of Roxanne's attention to the conversation.
His attention was on some children playing in the park across the street, so he didn't immediately see her.
Brandon focused his attention on the food in his plate, his face turning a dark shade of red.
Mrs. Marsh eyed her son distastefully and then shifted her attention to her husband.
If your Dad is feeling bad enough to warrant medical attention, he needs to see a doctor, not a nurse.
Some medical attention has to beat none.
He focused his attention on the coffee in his cup, swirling it while he avoided her probing gaze.
Her laughter lashed out in the clear air, seizing his attention.
She shifted her attention to his mount.
Why should she care – and what did he have to gain by all this attention?
She glanced quickly at Bordeaux, who was giving his coffee undue attention.
He was a good looking man, and probably expected such attention.
Don't pay any attention to him, Fritz, he's just tryin' to scare us.
Pete's attention was darting from one of them to the other.
Of the others, only Pete seemed to be paying any attention to their peril.
She stared up at Bordeaux, whose attention was focused on the rock above them.
Cassie shifted her attention from the women.
No wonder the girl invited his attention.
His attention was so focused on the girl that he didn't notice Cassie.
She tried not to think of Bordeaux, instead focusing her attention on the twins and what she was going to say to her father.
He shifted his attention to the lighted street.
Cynthia responded, focusing her attention on a speck of dirt on the counter.
The carved headboard was beautiful but it was the lace canopy and matching bedspread that caught and held her attention.
A long oak table graced the center of the room, its ten carved chairs at attention.
His attention was back on his food.
He watched her intently for a few moments longer and then turned his attention to his food.
A large green book caught her attention.
She mused through the kitchen cabinets, her attention settling on the can of cocoa.
She shifted her attention to the fire and rubbed the beginnings of a crick from her neck.
They rode through the herd, which paid little attention to their passage.
He gave his attention to the food in his plate.
He wanted her to look elsewhere for romantic attention.
A low rumble brought her attention to the horizon.
Cade ignored the uproar and gave proper attention to his meal.
He turned his attention to the fire and tucked another piece of bark into the bright coals.
Was he hinting that she should give more attention to the exterior of the house?
If I had paid more attention to her and spent a little less time out on the range, she might be alive today.
I had his attention.
Betsy paid him no attention.
I set both similar to my New Hampshire test but frankly; I didn't pay much attention to precise accuracy.
There were too many lengthy phone calls to Massachusetts and minimal attention to our other life.
Quinn asked, arresting everyone's attention.
Of these, eleven were abductors of children and garnered special attention by the FBI.
We're happy to see the attention directed elsewhere.
Home sweet home and I have a playmate awaiting my attention!
Business demanded my attention this past week and I responded gallantly.
It was difficult for all of us to maintain attention as Howie watched the child sleep.
I'm not sure he was aware the show received such widespread attention.
That got their attention.
While I knew we were helpless to do anything positive in Howie's absence, I never-the-less opened the site where Betsy located cases for our attention.
I was ready to close the site from pure frustration when a notice of a recovered body caught my attention, big time.
Molly remained enthralled with the baby and paid no attention to what the rest of us were doing.
With her attention locked on Claire, I had time to fill in both women with what I'd learned.
Baby Claire helped too, by taking her turn by demanding attention while I spent the time worrying about how I could protect the nest of fragile souls under my care.
Bumpus woofed for attention so Molly paraded him, allowing me to catch Betsy up with what was happening.
I was the logical candidate as both women had children needing attention.
Obviously, she doesn't think ill of you so don't pay attention to what Ronnie said.
I finally had his attention.
That garnered a lot of attention.
While we'd both been witness scores of times, neither of us had paid much attention.
She hopped down, oblivious to the attention channeled her way by the red-eyed men around her.
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