[ US /ˌɪnˈtɛntɫi/ ]
[ UK /ɪntˈɛntli/ ]
  1. with strained or eager attention
    stood watching intently
    listened intently
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How To Use intently In A Sentence

  • He listened intently, jabbed furiously three or four times at the transmitting key, then leapt to his feet, tearing his headphones off. THE LONELY SEA
  • Back in the early fifties people across the land followed the Redex trial intently, listening in for updates in the daily news broadcasts from their valve radiograms.
  • Here were five hugely accomplished musicians who were listening to each other as intently as members of a string quartet. Times, Sunday Times
  • No one had ever peered at her so intently before, and she generally avoided talking to other people, particularly fully fledged Clayr. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
  • stood watching intently
  • In the brightly illuminated room beyond the hall Helena and Gregory were playing parchesi -- Gregory firmly grasped the cup from which he intently rolled the dice; Helena shook the fair hair from her eyes and, it immediately developed, moved a pink marker farther than proper. Cytherea
  • He did this sitting down, and he stood up to do it; and all the while the dog sat in the snow, its wolf-brush of a tail curled around warmly over its forefeet, its sharp wolf-ears pricked forward intently as it watched the man. To Build a Fire
  • Their eyes teeming with concentration searched the graphs and numbers on the screen intently as the information changed second by second.
  • Instead, she studied the Fannings intently for clues as to their mysterious behavior.
  • That key person needs to listen intently, take voluminous notes, and collect all class handouts, texts, and tests.
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