rapt attention

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Brewer, who had observed them at the same moment, was leaning forward in an attitude of rapt attention, horribly pale.
charmed all who were there; and they testified their admiration over and over again, not by voice or gesture, but by deep silence and rapt attention, those two languages of the courtier which acknowledge the hand of no master powerful enough to restrain them.
Sheldon watched her rapt attention, listened to her spontaneous laughter, quick questions, and passing judgments, and felt grow within him the dawning consciousness that he loved her.
exclaimed the young hunter, with a vehemence that destroyed the rapt attention with which the divine and his daughter were listening to the Indian.
He had listened to the doctor's story with rapt attention, and now seemed to recover consciousness of his surroundings.
He had changed again; he was thoughtful, he was subdued; his eyes were fixed on me with a sad and rapt attention.
In open-mouthed wonder the lama turned to this and that, and finally checked in rapt attention before a large alto- relief representing a coronation or apotheosis of the Lord Buddha.
Critique: Although a work of compelling fiction, in "Redeye Fulda Cold" author Bill Fortin pays close attention to historical detail and background that gives his novel an impressive 'reality' that will hold his reader's rapt attention from beginning to end.
Critique: A deftly crafted novel by a truly gifted author and one that will hold the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end, "A Call From Spooner Street" by Carol Ascher is very highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections.
Sexy and exciting, Legal Heat captures the listener's rapt attention to the very end.
Critique: Certain to be a modern classic and enhanced with the occasional black-and-white illustrations of Alice Ratterre, "Lilliput" by Sam Gayton is an exceptionally entertaining tale that will hold the rapt attention of its readers from beginning to end.
A deftly crafted entertainment enhanced with the occasional inclusion of black-and-white illustrations, "The Dead House" is a compelling novel that will hold the rapt attention of young readers from beginning to end, "The Dead House" is strongly recommended for school and community library fiction collections for children ages 8 to 15.