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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intentlyadverb

    with strained or eager attention

    "listened intently"; "stood watching intently"


  1. intentlyadverb

    In an intent or focused manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Intentlyadverb

    With close attention; with close application; with eager desire.

    Etymology: from intent.

    If we insist passionately or so intently on the truth of our beliefs, as not to proceed to as vigorous pursuit of all just, sober, and godly living. Henry Hammond, on Fundamentals.

    The odd paintings of an Indian screen, at first glance, may surprise and please a little; but when you fix your eye intently upon them, they appear so extravagantly disproportioned that they give a judicious eye pain. Francis Atterbury.

    The Chian medal seats him with a volume open, and reading intently. Alexander Pope.


  1. intently

    Intently refers to giving full attention or focus towards something, showing a high level of interest or purpose. It involves being deeply engaged or absorbed in a task or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intentlyadverb

    in an intent manner; as, the eyes intently fixed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intently in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of intently in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pence:

    These are all commonsense solutions added to this legislation in a vigorous debate on Capitol Hill, and under the President's leadership we'll continue to listen intently for ways to make this even better.

  2. Joey Reed:

    He listened intently to everything we had to say until we were through talking. We couldn't have asked for more.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

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