THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Attention’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Attention’ as a noun.


Their attention was suddenly drawn to the window, by the sound of a carriage.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.


“I was hoping for a piece of cake and not paying much attention to the conversation.”

From ‘The Man with Two Left Feet (and Other Stories)’, by P.G. Wodehouse.

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I coasted down a long hill to a bridge.

From ‘Mr Standfast’, by John Buchan.

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