attract notice

See: interest
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He stood still as much as he could, with his club-foot behind the other, so that it should not attract notice, and he was constantly on the look out for any reference to it.
Betts Shoreham was a constant visitor at the house, and Tom Thurston made his appearance with a degree of punctuality that began to attract notice, among the inmates of the house on the opposite side of the street.
There was nothing in the answer itself, or the manner of its delivery, to attract notice in an unsuspecting listener; but by Julia it was well understood--it was the first time he had ever spoken directly to herself--it was a new era in their lives--and his body turned half round toward her as he spoke, showed his manly form to great advantage; but the impressive and dignified manner in which he dropped his whip towards the mile-stone, Julia felt that she never could forget--it was intended to mark the spot where he had first addressed her.
But, close to the entrance, there was a trifling circumstance to attract notice, in the shape of a note lying on the carpet.
This contemptuous tranquillity on the part of an occupant of the house, in response to the butcher's indefatigable efforts to attract notice, so piqued the man of flesh that he determined to withdraw.
He decided to go round by the house, arguing, as he carried his overcoat upon his arm, that it was less likely to attract notice if left there, than if taken to Holloway: both Mrs Wilfer and Miss Lavinia being ravenously curious touching every article of which the lodger stood possessed.
Totally disregarding the business of the stage, he leaned from his box and began attentively scrutinizing the beauty of each pretty woman, aided by a powerful opera-glass; but, alas, this attempt to attract notice wholly failed; not even curiosity had been excited, and it was but too apparent that the lovely creatures, into whose good graces he was desirous of stealing, were all so much engrossed with themselves, their lovers, or their own thoughts, that they had not so much as noticed him or the manipulation of his glass.
In the early 1920s, Sarasota was beginning to attract notice from Northern visitors.
For all that discretion, the Mellons' exceptional wealth could not but attract notice, and Young included the price paid for several pictures in the Washington show: $616,000 for Cezanne's Boy in a Red Waistcoat in 1958; $505,260 for Monet's Woman with a Parasol in the summer of 1965.
But as soon as the guests [the world leaders] left, it added Erdem GE-l, Ankara bureau chief at the Cumhuriyet newspaper, and me to the more than 20 [Turkish] journalists it has already put in jail," said DE-ndar, saying that people would generally think such despotic acts "would attract notice and invite repercussions," but this was not the case.
The cover art adds a charming note and will certainly attract notice in any young adult book display.
But they still attract notice in an institution that values its traditions and changes slowly.