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I have 2 questions.

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When a person says "No" and really means it, he or she is doing far more than saying a word of two letters. The entire organism gathers itself together into a condition of rejection. There is, usually in minute but sometimes in observable degree, a physical withdrawal or readiness for withdrawal. The whole neuromuscular system, in short, sets itself on guard against acceptance. When, on the contrary, a person says "Yes," none of the withdrawal activities take place. The organism is in a forward-looking, accepting, open attitude. Hence the more "Yeses" we can induce, at the very start, the more likely we are to succeed in capturing the attention for our ultimate proposal.

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1.What does "gathers itself together" mean? ----> my guess: withdraw oneself ; make one's body smaller or contracted

2. attention for? ---- I think attention to(towards) would be right. Is 'attention for' usual in your usage? or better than 'to'?
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I haven't heard of "attention towards" before. Emotion: smile Both attention to and for can be used. I don't nkow is there any difference between them but the only thing I know is that "attention to" is commonly used.
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Hello!

I have 2 questions.

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When a person says "No" and really means it, he or she is doing far more than saying a word of two letters. The entire organism gathers itself together into a condition of rejection. There is, usually in minute but sometimes in observable degree, a physical withdrawal or readiness for withdrawal. The whole neuromuscular system, in short, sets itself on guard against acceptance. When, on the contrary, a person says "Yes," none of the withdrawal activities take place. The organism is in a forward-looking, accepting, open attitude. Hence the more "Yeses" we can induce, at the very start, the more likely we are to succeed in capturing the attention for our ultimate proposal.

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1.What does "gathers itself together" mean? ----> my guess: withdraw oneself ; make one's body smaller or contracted

2. attention for? ---- I think attention to(towards) would be right. Is 'attention for' usual in your usage? or better than 'to'?

When I saw this thread's name I got this feeling that you are a Korean. lol

In this context I guess attetion 'for' is the right one. You pay attention to(에게) your teacher.

This one is talking about caprturing the attention 'for(위해서)' something. 'capture (get) attention for sth'
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hope to see you here again. When I saw " lol ", I convinced you are a Korean. And also think that you will enjoy chatting. Right?
1.What does "gathers itself together" mean? ----> my guess: withdraw oneself ; make one's body smaller or contracted

>>>Yes. make one's body smaller or contracted.

2. attention for? ---- I think attention to(towards) would be right. Is 'attention for' usual in your usage? or better than 'to'?
>>>The usual expression is to pay attention to someone. Here, however, you are not being attentive to the proposal. You are inducing attentiveness (to ourselves; to our ideas) for the purpose of doing something else (having our proposal be received favorably).

In a way, you have some words which are implied. It's almost as if the for goes with a missing needed, as shown below.

... capturing the attention which is needed for our ultimate proposal.

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