while giving attention; observantly: Please listen attentively.
while thoughtfully attending to others; politely; courteously: Our stay was attentively organized by the director.

Origin of attentively

1375–1425; Middle English; see attentive + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of attentively

  • I also find it kind of hard to believe that the conference and convention industry listens that attentively to the president.

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    What Happens in Vegas

    Michael Tomasky

    September 24, 2012

Historical Examples of attentively

  • Phoebe, looking at her attentively, despaired of getting any nearer the truth from any of them.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • Wally, coming again alongside, turned his head, and regarded him attentively.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • Her visitor, standing quite still, looked at her attentively.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Woburn had returned to his seat and was watching her attentively.

  • To-day, why she did not know, Vere listened to it attentively.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens