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advertence

[ad-vur-tns]
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noun
  1. the act of being or becoming advertent; heedfulness.
  2. advertency.
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Origin of advertence

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at advert1, -ence
Related formsnon·ad·vert·ence, noun
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Related Words

allusionhintinnuendonotementionquotationplugmentioninginsinuationresourcesourceimplicationstatingattributingadvertenceassociatingrelatingindicating

Examples from the Web for advertence

Historical Examples

  • Here as in all exercise, companionship which removes conscious attention from advertence to the will greatly aids.

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  • Lack of advertence always lessens pain and may even nullify it until it becomes exceedingly severe.

  • Thus such souls are preserved from even venial sins of advertence and, if they commit some inadvertently they are not imputed.

  • The reversals of fortune, O Cadi, are swift and grievous, and beyond the foreknowing or advertence of men.


British Dictionary definitions for advertence

advertence

advertency

noun
  1. heedfulness or attentiveness
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Derived Formsadvertent, adjectiveadvertently, adverb
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