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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Attendance, Attendence, n. Also: attendans. [ME. attendance (Chaucer), atendans, OF. atendance.] Attention, heed.(a) a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 117 (all his realme till him takis attendance); Ib. 573. 1513 Doug. xi. vii. 48 (attendans geif, and harkis all at anys). 1531 Bell. Boece I. 53 (he gaif his hale attendance to win the hertis of his pepill). Id. Livy II. 86/27 (gevand na attendance to the requeistis). 1562-3 Winȝet II. 18/6 (with grete diligence and maist attendance). 1602 Conv. Burghs II. 140 (the skipper sal tak delegent attendance vpoun the geir).(b) 1560 Rolland Seven S. 157/6 (ȝe gif to thame sa inwart attendence); Ib. 184/22. 1562-3 Winȝet II. 17/4 (neid of thocht and attendence). 1576 Edinb. Test. IV. 123 (that thay sall tak attendence to the saidis barnis).

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