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

1375–1425; Middle English; see attentive + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • 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