a) Attentive.

Is he rich, prosperous, great? yet he continues safe, because he continues humble, watchful, advertent, lest he should be deceived and transported

There is such thing as advertent negligence in which the harm is foreseen as possible or probable.

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  • Advertent — Ad*vert ent, a. [L. advertens, entis, p. pr. of advertere. See {Advert}.] Attentive; heedful; regardful. Sir M. Hale. {Ad*vert ent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advertent — index prudent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • advertent — [ad vʉrt′ nt, ədvʉrt′ nt] adj. [L advertens, prp. of advertere, ADVERT1] Archaic paying attention; heedful advertence n …   English World dictionary

  • advertent — adjective Etymology: Latin advertent , advertens, present participle of advertere Date: 1671 giving attention ; heedful • advertently adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • advertent — advertently, adv. /ad verr tnt/, adj. attentive; heedful. [1665 75; < L advertent (s. of advertens, prp. of advertere), equiv. to ad AD + vert turn + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • advertent — ad•vert•ent [[t]ædˈvɜr tnt[/t]] adj. attentive; heedful • Etymology: 1665–75; < L advertent , s. of advertēns, prp. of advertere. See advert I, ent ad•vert′ent•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • advertent — Synonyms and related words: agog, alert, all ears, all eyes, assiduous, attentive, aware, careful, concentrated, conscious, diligent, earnest, finical, finicking, finicky, heedful, intense, intent, intentive, meticulous, mindful, nice, niggling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • advertent — adj. mindful, attentive; careful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • advertent — ad·vert·ent …   English syllables

  • advertent — /ədˈvɜtnt/ (say uhd vertnt) adjective attentive; heedful. –advertence, advertency, noun –advertently, adverb …   Australian-English dictionary

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