But he operates in a mode as old as American letters—aw-shucks credulity mixed with an observant intelligence.
The quirky tenor of his voice, combined with his observant, mocking tone, gelled perfectly with the screwball proceedings.
Like other folks, observant Jews buy disposable tablecloths, he discovers, but the tablecloths are pre-cut for Shabbat use.
Although he prefers to call himself an “observant” rather than an “Orthodox” Jew, he is in fact an Orthodox Jew.
Even in the most ridiculous moments, an observant, compassionate intelligence shines.
Clodagh, to her own annoyance, coloured; and Barnard smiled in his observant, quizzical fashion.
And work, as these years have taught the observant, is but for slaves and the conscripted.
She was born to be a man's comrade, observant, unexacting, level-headed.
And your temper—even Arthur noticed it, and he is not at all an observant man.
A monk in the stalls was at prayer, he also kept an observant eye on the two visitors.