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 for observing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Observing \Ob*serv"ing\, a.
     Giving particular attention; habitually attentive to what
     passes; observant[1]; as, an observing person; an observing
     mind. -- Ob*serv"ing*ly, adv.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Observe \Ob*serve"\ ([o^]b*z[~e]rv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Observed ([o^]b*z[~e]rvd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Observing.]
     [L. observare, observatum; ob (see Ob-) + servare to save,
     preserve, keep, heed, observe: cf. F. observer. See Serve.]
     1. To take notice of by appropriate conduct; to conform one's
        action or practice to; to keep; to heed; to obey; to
        comply with; as, to observe rules or commands; to observe
        civility.
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              Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread.
                                                    --Ex. xii. 17.
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              He wolde no such cursedness observe.  --Chaucer.
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              Must I budge? Must I observe you?     --Shak.
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              With solemn purpose to observe
              Immutably his sovereign will.         --Milton.
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     2. To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to
        notice with care; to see; to perceive; to notice; to
        discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color
        or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an
        army; to observe an accident.
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     3. To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark;
        to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  observing
      adj 1: quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception [syn:
             observant, observing]

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