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  • My phone will be off for the next hour while I focus on an assignment.
  • This week, I'm focusing on finishing my research paper.
    focusing = concentrating
  • You focus on getting better, a'ight?   (source)
    focus = concentrate, or look
  • I tried to ignore the ache and focus on my classes, but it felt as though I were being asked to sit through a lecture while a wolf gnawed on my jaw.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • To suppress the rising nausea, Kya focused on Sunday Justice grooming himself on a windowsill.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • Often, Liesel would watch him as he focused on reading the paper, completed the crossword, and then started to reread it, front to back.   (source)
  • First I thought of wearing a very beautiful dress, but then I decided to wear something more modest for the interview, as I wanted people to focus on my message and not my clothes.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • He said this while he was still focused on a comic book he was reading.   (source)
    focused = concentrating (still looking at and thinking about)
  • I was so focused on telling myself to breathe that I didn't notice Patrick saying my name at first.   (source)
    focused = concentrating (on one thing and not paying attention to other things)
  • They focused only on survival and put their hopes and dreams into their children's and grandchildren's futures.   (source)
    focused = concentrated their efforts and attention
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  • But I can't read, can't focus on anything.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • We all exchange terse nods then focus our attention on the temporary stage that is set up before the Justice Building.   (source)
  • When Mom told me I was so focused it was scary, I know she didn't mean it as a compliment, but I took it that way.   (source)
    focused = paying attention to achieving goals
  • The woman, who really wasn't paying attention before, suddenly focuses her attention entirely on him.   (source)
    focuses = concentrates
  • If only he could make peace with Dana Matherson, even temporarily, then he'd be free to focus his energy on solving the Mullet Fingers dilemma.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • Louie kept his focus below, trying to aim for the parked planes.   (source)
    focus = attention
  • He focused on the Snitch clutched in his good hand.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • After focusing on Big Thumb for so long, it was as if the rock had absorbed his energy and now acted like a kind of giant magnet pulling him toward it.   (source)
    focusing = concentrating
  • By and by your attention becomes so intensely focused that you no longer notice the raw knuckles, the cramping thighs, the strain of maintaining nonstop concentration.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • August focused her eyes on the stone wall.   (source)
    focused = concentrated (looked with)
  • He felt dizzy, and couldn't focus his attention.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • He shook his head, tried to focus his thoughts.   (source)
  • Clutching a robe about her gaunt frame, her unknotted hair hanging long and limp, she tried to focus her dulled eyes on the shocked face of her visitor.   (source)
  • His eyes focused on Mama again, a tiny figure in the distance now.   (source)
    focused = looked
  • She developed the ability to subtract herself in the blink of an eye — one minute she'd be focused on you, the next she'd be elsewhere.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • She turned and looked at him, really focused on him, for the first time since they'd left the house.   (source)
    focused = looked closely or concentrated
  • I finally look at Peter, and I'm surprised by how hard he's paying attention; his eyes are intent and focused on me like he's actually interested in what I'm saying.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • Let's focus on one thing first.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • I waited until Telegonus slept again, for I could not summon the focus I needed while he was fighting against me.   (source)
    focus = concentration
  • I could say that the absence of fighting and instability let me focus on school and my job.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • Leon fights back a sob and struggles to find his voice as he searches the ground for something to focus on.   (source)
  • Thomas snapped out of his daze and focused on Newt, who'd been talking for who knew how long; Thomas hadn't heard a word of it.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • His focus was elsewhere.   (source)
    focus = attention
  • My mind was more focused on the doings of Richard Parker.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • I have to stay focused.   (source)
    focused = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • He blinks hard against the darkness, trying desperately to focus on his arm, his knuckles, anything to know that he is here, in the apartment over the bakery, and not back in the war, in the village, in the fire.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • Silas felt his eyes focus on the altar.   (source)
    focus = look closely
  • She bit her lip and focused her whole mind on staying on board.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • I was focused on it and almost didn't notice Marlee sit down beside me.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • We focused on the youngest kids, who were thirteen and fourteen.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • I shouldn't let the conversation stay focused on me for too long.   (source)
  • And I focused on the smoke.   (source)
    focused = looked and concentrated
  • Those who focus on anger will always be angry.   (source)
    focus = concentrate their attention
  • The pale blue eyes seemed to focus on Mr. Murry's face.   (source)
    focus = concentrate, or look
  • He turns and focuses on me for what, I'm pretty sure, is the first time all night. After several long moments of standing there being looked at, my eyes fill with tears.   (source)
    focuses = looks
  • They think narrowly and they call it 'being focused.'   (source)
    focused = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • "You're not focusing."   (source)
    focusing = concentrating
  • I try to focus.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • As for Barry, he was totally focused on Akivo.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • Volkheimer has taken to switching on his field light and focusing its frail beam into the far corner, where eight or nine white plaster heads stand on two shelves, several toppled onto their sides.   (source)
    focusing = directing (pointing)
  • Alyss should have been entirely focused on developing a sound military strategy, but she couldn't help glancing at Dodge every now and again, her attention divided.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • Focus on the task at hand.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • She said your head seems to be somewhere else, not focused on swimming.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • It was my lack of focus, I guess.   (source)
    focus = concentration
  • She focused solely on my father.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • All her attention was focused on him, but he seemed elsewhere.   (source)
    focused = concentrating
  • Rachel Wood's eyes focused for the first time on the three trunk bearers.   (source)
    focused = looked and concentrated
  • I focused all of my attention on Mother's face.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • "In remembering to raise the question he prepared in advance, he gains the doctor's full attention and focuses it on an issue of his choosing," Lareau writes.   (source)
    focuses = concentrates
  • Focus, Anna.   (source)
    focus = to concentrate, look at; or the act of concentration
  • Attention focused on Jack.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • Carlson ran a crisp practice, much more focused than Downs's.   (source)
    focused = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • Her mind was still far away. ... Now her focus became closer, much closer. She was looking at me now.   (source)
    focus = attention
  • When he looked at it, and he often did late in the evening, he could see desire in the colors and the lines, and if he focused carefully, he could imagine what she had been thinking with every stroke.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • The old woman's eyes came to a focus upon Beatty.   (source)
    focus = look closely
  • But eventually he stopped fighting and focused his energy inward.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • Hideous alien shapes seemed to throng about him, the air was thick with musty smells which sidled into his lungs without identifying themselves, and a low irritating hum kept his brain from focusing.   (source)
    focusing = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • Almost from the moment they began to drop, they were focusing their Little Doctors on one thing only.   (source)
    focusing = concentrating
  • I pick up a magazine and flip through it, but my leg is shaking and I'm fidgeting to the point that I can't focus.   (source)
    focus = to concentrate, look at; or the act of concentration
  • Focus on something else.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • To understand the world at all, sometimes you could only focus on a tiny bit of it, look very hard at what was close to hand and make it stand in for the whole; but ever since the painting had vanished from under me I'd felt drowned and extinguished by vastness—not just the predictable vastness of time, and space, but the impassable distances between people even when they were within arm's reach of each other, and with a swell of vertigo I thought of all the places I'd been and all the…   (source)
    focus = concentrate, or look
  • So he decided to focus on how food was grown.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • He focuses on his old habit, drinking.   (source)
    focuses = concentrates
  • All of her attention was focused on that empty bed.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • Trying to diminish the size of your tongue, you focus your attention on its components: tip, smooth,-back, bumpy,-sides, scratchy, as noted earlier (vitamin deficiency), roots—trouble.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • Every eye, every face was focused on Eragon.   (source)
    focused = looking
  • So I focused on that.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • I could hear them but I ignored them. I was focused on my husband.   (source)
    focused = concentrating (on one thing and not paying attention to other things)
  • I narrowed my eyes to a hard focus on Patrice Lumumba and tried to understand his words.   (source)
    focus = look
  • Let's focus.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • So stay focused.   (source)
    focused = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • Her eyes stay focused on mine.   (source)
    focused = looking
  • Dad focused on one of my model airplanes on my dresser.   (source)
    focused = looked
  • I focused on Jorgenson's brand-new boots, then on a pebble, then on my own face floating high above me-the last things I'd ever see.   (source)
  • I play, just focusing on that, until the last bit of life in the car dies, and the music goes with it.   (source)
    focusing = concentrating
  • This focuses my power.   (source)
    focuses = concentrates
  • She hadn't really focused on what a mess he was.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • Patients get to focus on themselves.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • He gasped, trying to focus more intently.   (source)
  • So I force myself to stay clear and focused.   (source)
    focused = concentrated, look at, or paid attention to
  • Jessica focused her mind on lasguns, wondering.   (source)
    focused = concentrated
  • Gritting my teeth, I shut out the sound and tried to focus on the doctor.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • The few times I did manage to focus my mind clearly on Nobu, I grew so numbed I seemed to feel nothing at all.   (source)
  • As long as I was healthy, clothed and smiling she felt no need to focus her attention on me.   (source)
  • Focus on Aronsson's car.   (source)
  • Listen until at last the killers, these defendants before you, entered her room, focused a flashlight in her eyes, and let the blast of a shotgun end the existence of an entire household.   (source)
    focused = pointed
  • What we all need, now, is to focus on the future.   (source)
    focus = concentrate
  • Forgiveness granted, I made some decisions: appreciate family, focus on school and hunt for Kristina.   (source)
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  • She likes to be the focus of attention.
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • My main focus is on getting into a college with a good reputation for preparing students for medical school.
    focus = area where attention is concentrated
  • The focus of this class is classic American Literature.
  • Shizuka was now the focus of suspicion.   (source)
    focus = center (where attention is concentrated)
  • As you are aware, you yourself are the focus of Miss Chase's more persistent fixations.   (source)
    focus = center
  • The focus of Christianity is Man.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • A Union cabinet minister is the focus of attention.   (source)
    focus = center
  • Even before Teabing traced the contour for her, Sophie saw it—the indisputable V shape at the focal point of the painting.   (source)
    focal = where attention is drawn
  • You know, America, I've been meaning to ask what your focus was as a Five.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • I agreed to represent Trina, Ian, and Antonio, and our office would eventually make challenging death-in-prison sentences imposed on children a major focus of our work.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
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  • The bike became the focus of a family squabble.   (source)
  • Our focus is food.   (source)
  • Our focus is Health, Education, Leadership, and Mentoring.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • With my focus narrowed, most of the panic was gone.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • And so when houses were finally fireproofed completely ... They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior;   (source)
    focus = center (where attention is concentrated)
  • And to be honest, the family wasn't really my focus.   (source)
    focus = place where attention was directed
  • His accent made him exotic and interesting; his broken arm made him a martyr; his sadism made him a natural focus for all those who loved pain in others.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • His focus is one instilled by mentors at the seminary: "Either we are with the poor, or we are not."   (source)
  • "Not yet," said Brom, "but your very existence is the focus of their battles."   (source)
    focus = center (where attention is concentrated)
  • The first group had to be eliminated because they would never give up; they would be our main focus in the coming campaign.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • He said he needed a focal point to get the church geared up.   (source)
    focal = area where attention is concentrated
  • In a space of a few short weeks, he had shrunk, literally collapsing around his lungs as they became the entire focus of his being.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • You have to understand that the police are severely limited by manpower, and their main focus was protection of those principals you mentioned.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated or directed
  • A magician can use these artifacts as focal points to work more powerful spells.   (source)
    focal = area where attention is concentrated
  • In fact, over time, my bedroom became the focal point of her house tour when anyone came to visit.   (source)
    focal = place where attention is concentrated
  • His primary focus was Josh.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • We each had to choose a research focus in Erudite initiation, and mine was the aptitude test simulation, so I know a lot about the way it's designed.   (source)
  • The focus of his paper involved putting a price on the variables of happiness.   (source)
  • LUMA MADE THE team the focus of her energies in those early days in Georgia.   (source)
    focus = center (where attention is concentrated)
  • For this broader team, Kamen's event was the main focus.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated or directed
  • Enclosed by a hedge lay a series of cobblestone paths that wove among several circular brick planters, each with its own dogwood tree; in the center of the yard, serving as a focal point, was a three-tiered fountain that fed a large koi pond.   (source)
    focal = where attention is drawn
  • He was looking straight at the policeman, but he felt as if the focus of his eyes had switched to his side vision, and what he saw most clearly was Danneskjold's face watching him with no expression, with no line's, no muscle's worth of feeling.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • Both widows became the focus of the attention of numerous bored husbands.   (source)
  • We were now the focus of the whole restaurant.†   (source)
  • It was a strange sensation, a clumsy stumbling falling being caught, the broad, sunlit world narrowing to the dark focus of his cushiony lips on mine.†   (source)
  • "You've lost your arm, Bethany," he said gently, "now the focus is on saving your life."†   (source)
  • I wasn't the main focus of the group or singled out in an odd way.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated or directed
  • Another fact: The boy was the focus of my travels —perhaps the cause of them.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • Inside, the room was round and lined with books, but the main focus was a hole in the middle of the floor, surrounded by a copper barrier; a pole extended down, through the floor and to unknown regions below.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated or directed
  • Question four: What is the significance of Jack London's choice in making Buck, the dog in The Call of the Wild, the focus of his novel?†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • She was so close to what she wanted — the focus of her whole existence for more than a year now was justso close.†   (source)
  • Money became the focus of all their discussions, hers for clothes, his for drink.†   (source)
  • I'm sorry, but I don't want to go out with a guy whose main focus in life has changed from trying to play college football to trying to chug a six-pack without puking.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated or directed
  • His father was a strict disciplinarian with a harsh temper, and Goetz was often the focus of his father's rage.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • Now the focus was land warfare.†   (source)
  • It was magical, and New York was the focus.†   (source)
  • Jaime was the focus of her obsession.†   (source)
  • While they were never officially dating, or each others' "boo" (as she sometimes joked with him over the phone), he was, clearly, a focus of her life.†   (source)
  • He enjoys his work and wants to be the focus of our attention.†   (source)
  • The main focus of the search began in the Kitchen, where April was last seen playing tea-the enormous architect's model of the grand house just out of reach.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated or directed
  • As far as he knew, Berger had not even known of his existence, let alone that he was the focus of intense speculation both at Säpo and at Millennium.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • Rolf mentioned something about "pride" and "they're only a year older," but Max's main focus was on trying to overcome his nerves.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated or directed
  • It was such a new experience, being a focus of interest; in the ordinary way no one ever paid much attention to me.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • She became the focus of his work and imaginings.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • La Rochelle, which had derived a new importance from the ruin of the other Calvinist cities, was, then, the focus of dissensions and ambition.   (source)
    focus = center
  • Now, as he was cast into extremity, despair and death became the focus of his defiance.   (source)
    focus = center (where attention is concentrated)
  • From now on, your only focus is examining imagery of Ares 3.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • The first focus of our investigation is the Frontiers of Science.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • Of all the combat zones around the globe, this one has become the focal point.   (source)
    focal = relating to where attention is concentrated
  • In the past, Max's opponents were already waiting and had provided him with an initial focal point.   (source)
  • His focus narrowed to the ground in front of him.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • She wasn't looking straight ahead, but sideways, as if the focus of her attention was not in the picture at all.   (source)
    focus = center
  • Despite the notoriety Tobias now has among the Dauntless, and my new title as That Girl Who Stabbed Eric, we are not the real focus of everyone's attention.   (source)
  • The flying fish were still coming, but he was no longer interested in them; it was the fish in my hands that was now the focus of his attention.   (source)
  • There stood my own little sister in the center of our yard, the focal point of a gleaming black arc of children strung from here to there, silently sucking their sugarcane sticks, not even daring to blink.   (source)
    focal = center of attention
  • The days of the week were written across the top of each page. Underneath were the focus muscle groups. And underneath that he'd listed the specific lifts I was to do along with the reps.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • Because my sources are too extensive to list in their entirety, these notes feature a selection of some of the most valuable, with a focus on those that are publicly available.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • Although the pilot denied knowing what was in the box, he admitted it had been the focus of Langdon's full attention during the flight to London.   (source)
    focus = center
  • The focal point was a pair of statues of angels, flying above a cenotaph in which rested Hole's plaque.   (source)
    focal = where attention is drawn
  • Finding nothing, no bait and no new idea, I sat up—only to discover that I was dead centre in the focus of his stare.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • I can't promise we'll succeed in rescuing him, but I can promise this: The entire focus of NASA will be to bring Mark Watney home.   (source)
  • Students with children of their own appeared on college campuses; bookstores sold out of famous literary works; technological innovation became the focus in factories; and scientific research now enjoyed a sacred halo.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • And there was the same postcard rack too, although it seemed to have changed its focus, placing more emphasis on scenic lakes and less on Oral Roberts University.   (source)
    focus = place where attention is directed
  • Josie felt her cheeks flame as the entire locker room burst into laughter at her expense, and the rude comments shifted focus from Matt to her.   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • This last subject was the focus of his attention, but Max was disappointed to learn that Nix and Valya's knowledge was hemmed by the Alps and the Apennines.   (source)
  • Often, with fragile witnesses or young children, they'd plant a person as a focal point to make testifying less scary.   (source)
    focal = place to concentrate attention
  • He would be, she decided, like the pictures of white beaches that birthing mothers sometimes brought in as a focal point.   (source)
  • Philosophers may well say, and practical men will always support the opinion, that money mitigates many trials; and if you admit the efficacy of this sovereign balm, you ought to be very easily consoled—you, the king of finance, the focus of immeasurable power.   (source)
    focus = center
  • They were a big focus of our lives and they were family.†   (source)
    focus = where attention is concentrated
  • En route from Bermuda, he was the focus of intense pressure.†   (source)
  • This is the longest Barbara has ever been away from Cedric, and, with the central focus of her life absent, there's been some dangerous drift over the past two months.†   (source)
  • … [She turns to the audience, and intermittently changes the focus of her attention.†   (source)
  • Mark my words, Mr. Hovstad—the Baths will become the focus of our municipal life!†   (source)
  • This renovated aspect of what was the focus indeed of the room on a full winter morning threw a smiling demeanour over the whole apartment.†   (source)
  • Suddenly she came toward him, her youth vanishing as she passed inside the focus of his eyes and he had kissed her breathlessly as if she were any age at all.†   (source)
  • Whilst all the landscape was in neutral shade his companion's face, which was the focus of his eyes, rising above the mist stratum, seemed to have a sort of phosphorescence upon it.†   (source)
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  • The blog is called Family-In Focus. Each entry discusses a common family challenge.
    in focus = in a state where something is in view and/or clear
  • Is the picture in focus.
    in focus = clear (sharp)
  • The telescope is focused on the moon. Would you like to look?
    focused = adjusted [the lens] to make an image clear
  • Focus [the camera] on the trees behind the lake.
    focus = adjust its lens to get a clear picture
  • The picture is out of focus, but I think I recognize her.
    focus = in a state where something cannot be seen clearly
  • To rest your eyes while reading, look up and focus on something in the distance.
    focus = look (when you look at something, you eye's lens automatically adjusts to put it in focus)
  • The discussion brought into focus an important difference of opinion.
    focus = view (as an area of attention)
  • It is difficult for me to believe that the untroubled young man in that photograph is my father. Fearful and anxious, he comes into focus for me as a weary middle-aged man stockpiling food and ammunition.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • He touched a drop of marsh water onto the slide, covered it with another, and focused the eyepiece.   (source)
    focused = adjusted a lens to make an image clear
  • His eyes open sleepily and when they focus on me, he pulls me down for a long kiss.   (source)
    focus = adjust vision to see something clearly
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  • He felt his feet hit solid ground, and stood, shaking, as the blurred shapes around him came suddenly into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • I stared back, trying to make her face come into focus.   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • Things were sliding in and out of focus, and it seemed funny to me that I couldn't run in a straight line.   (source)
    out of focus = a state where something can be seen clearly
  • I can't truly describe him, I can't get a precise focus: he's blurred, like the face in some wet, discarded newspaper.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • But the fresh night air was bringing him back from the ether and he could keep his eyes focused.   (source)
    focused = adjusted (to see clearly)
  • Our destiny is coming into focus.   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • The Count leaned back in order to smile at his companion—as the entire picture came into focus.   (source)
  • It was as though everything in her past snapped into focus.   (source)
  • He squinted, trying to make out what was on the other side, then gasped when it came into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • Marriage brought the sobering realities of life into focus.   (source)
  • For a moment, Eddie stared, his mouth slightly open, his eyes bringing the scene into tighter focus.   (source)
  • Slowly, the greenish shapes came into focus.   (source)
  • But then, suddenly; everything came into focus.   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • And the advert said "DREAM HOLIDAY, THINK KUONI IN MALAYSIA" and behind the writing there was a big photograph of 2 orangutans and they were swinging on branches and there were trees behind them but the leaves were blurred because the camera was focusing on the orangutans and not the leaves and the orangutans were moving.   (source)
    focusing = with lens adjusted for a clear image
  • Then she grabbed her own glasses out of her pocket and put them on, and her myopic eyes were able to focus.   (source)
    focus = adjust (to see clearly)
  • Hour after hour, in Aibileen's kitchen, she reads her writing and I type, the details thickening, the babies' faces sliding into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • It takes all his concentration to bring the texts into focus.   (source)
  • Her eyes focused.   (source)
    focused = adjusted (to see clearly)
  • Smiling hard as our mother tried to focus her camera.   (source)
    focus = adjust a lens for a sharp image
  • I strained to focus my eyes on Mother.   (source)
    focus = adjust (to see clearly)
  • I squint at the name until it comes into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • He was two years older than she was, and as she drove along this roadway-in-time, he slowly came into focus once again.   (source)
  • Drawing a deep breath, she forced herself to bring the camp back into focus; it was like turning a camera lens.   (source)
  • They didn't show the man's face in focus.   (source)
    in focus = so it could be clearly seen
  • Christoph taught Deborah and Zakariyya how to use the microscope, saying, "Look through like this … take your glasses off… now turn this knob to focus."   (source)
    focus = adjust a lens for a sharp image
  • A quick change of magnification brought them into close focus—two massively real rockets thundering through the sky.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • Ender had trouble focusing on Colonel Graff. The man looked far away and very small, as if Ender could pick him up with tweezers and drop him in a pocket.   (source)
    focusing = adjusting vision (to see something clearly)
  • Then Hephaestus came back into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • At her tone, at once intimate and formal, a terrible sadness came over me, and when we looked at each other it seemed that the whole past was redefined and brought into focus by this moment, clear as glass, a complexity of stillness that was rainy afternoons in spring, a dark chair in the hallway, the light-as-air touch of her hand on the back of my head.   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • Everything was coming into sharp and terrifying focus; the story was starting to make sense: Ulysses was a superhero (probably), and Phyllis Buckman was his arch-nemesis (definitely).   (source)
  • The woman beside him was looking at him closely, as if trying to focus.   (source)
    focus = adjust vision to see something clearly
  • And slowly the world around him came into focus.   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • But the picture is so small I have to hold it practically at the end of my nose to make out who is who. It hurts my eyes to focus on it, so mostly it stays in the drawer.   (source)
    focus = adjust vision to see something clearly
  • When I pull my gaze back and focus my eyes, I can see my own reflection in the glass.   (source)
    focus = adjust (to see clearly)
  • I took off my glasses and Jake showed me how to rotate the focus knob.   (source)
    focus = lens adjustment
  • He'd try to bring the night into focus, willing coherence, but the effort would only cause distortions.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • But strangely, he still had a difficult time focusing on her; she seemed almost to shimmer in the light and her hair blew in all directions even though there was hardly a breeze.   (source)
    focusing = adjusting vision (to see something clearly)
  • Somewhere between the various thoughts about my mother—somewhere past the discomfort in my lip—there nestled a pleasant thought I tried again and again to bring into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • Burned out, adrift on a sea of uncertain synapses, a place where your eyes refuse to focus and your brain refuses to function.   (source)
    focus = adjust (to see clearly)
  • My next is of blunt, consuming rage as Keenan's face swims into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • As his eyes adjusted, a few cars came into focus.   (source)
  • David must have been testing the range of his camera, keeping the subject the same and varying the focus, the aperture, the available light.   (source)
    focus = lens adjustment
  • Then they could see Uncle Andrew, very vague and shadowy, but getting clearer and more solid-looking all the time, just as if he were coming into focus.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • As I neared the Powstancow Bridge and the soldiers came into focus, I slowed my pace.†   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • Then slowly people came into focus.†   (source)
  • Everything is blurry but slowly the world comes into focus.†   (source)
  • "Kris, what on earth — " The scene was coming into focus now.†   (source)
  • Then they slowly came into focus.†   (source)
  • He blinked as his vision came into focus and he saw Oromis sitting on a stool next to him.†   (source)
  • The picture comes into focus.†   (source)
  • One moment comes into focus.†   (source)
  • I opened my eyes, squinting down at my watch until it came into focus.†   (source)
  • Shiva's eyes, coming into focus, asked the question.†   (source)
  • In a moment, the image came into focus, green and black on the screen.†   (source)
  • Her plain, pasty features came into focus through my tears, and I saw that her expression was one of exasperation.†   (source)
  • His face came into focus; it was set like statuary.†   (source)
  • When the fog cleared, an image came into focus.†   (source)
  • The world came into focus.†   (source)
  • My vision coming into focus, I cast my eyes about.†   (source)
  • Background turned gray, then came into focus and color.†   (source)
  • The face came into focus just in time.†   (source)
  • Automatically the fortifications of the port area of Latakia came into focus in Mark's mind.†   (source)
  • His eyes re-focused on the page.   (source)
    focused = adjusted (to see clearly)
  • His eyes came into focus on Hodge's jaw and seemed to lock there.†   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • Grampa focused his eyes fiercely until he recognized Casy.   (source)
    focused = adjusted (to see clearly)
  • It was as though a reflex lens camera had been suddenly brought into focus.   (source)
    focus = a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly
  • Then I did the same for Herbert (who modestly said he had not my administrative genius), and felt that I had brought his affairs into a focus for him.   (source)
    focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • Unfortunately, it's black and white again and a little out of focus.†   (source)
  • Three figures, two large, one smaller, but only one of them was in focus, was more than an outline or a shimmer.†   (source)
  • The agony blinded her; the world went in and out of focus.†   (source)
  • I stumble along in the sewers, my vision going in and out of focus, one of my hands pressed hard against my side.†   (source)
  • Far below, Evangeline directs with a hand, her brow furrowed in focus.†   (source)
  • By looking across the lake and letting his eyes go out of focus he could visualize her face, hear her laugh, and he sat chatting in his mind with her, asking how she was doing, telling her of his life now, and before long he was surprised to see that the meat had cooked.†   (source)
  • They were a bit out of focus in this little photo.†   (source)
  • Root's eyes narrowed to slits, bringing his prey into sharp focus.†   (source)
  • I was disoriented, as though my world were blurred and leaning to the left, like a photograph snapped from a twisted angle and out of focus.†   (source)
  • I only knew, as I lay in my bed at the top of the house, that certain moments from long ago stood out in focus against the blur of years.†   (source)
  • Then his eyes go out of focus and he shuts up for a minute.†   (source)
  • There was no color to her everything was in black-and-white and her image kept flickering in and out of focus.†   (source)
  • Clary amused herself by letting her eyes fade in and out of focus, watching the glamour appear and disappear.†   (source)
  • The mercenary drew a deep breath through his nose, and his glassy sunken eyes came into sudden, sharp focus.†   (source)
  • There were a figure and a face, albeit out of focus.†   (source)
  • This path leads toward one edge of camp, but the wire is out of sight, or out of focus.†   (source)
  • My head was sort of out of focus.†   (source)
  • I remember pulling my hands back to my sides, just keeping my eyes on the stars, concentrating on bringing them in and out of focus.†   (source)
  • My eyes moved out of focus.†   (source)
  • She leaned toward him slowly, until her face was too close to be in focus.†   (source)
  • In a sense, Mqhayi's shift in focus was a mirror of my own mind because I went back and forth between pride in myself as a Xhosa and a feeling of kinship with other Africans.†   (source)
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  • The satellite focuses the signal into a narrow beam.
  • One of the pilots had used a watch crystal as a magnifying glass to focus the sun and start a fire so they didn't have to eat the lizards raw.   (source)
    focus = concentrate at one spot
  • I decided that my best plan would be to wait for a really sunny day and then use my glasses to focus the sunlight on a piece of my clothing and start a fire.   (source)
  • For the first time on the island, Piggy himself removed his one glass, knelt down and focused the sun on tinder.   (source)
    focused = concentrated sunlight rays by pointing them at the same spot
  • But it has a tight enough beam. Well-focused. You can aim it and make a three-inch circle of light on a wall a hundred meters off.   (source)
    focused = concentrated at a single point
  • He'd never tried to do anything so focused and intense —but he shot a bolt of white-hot flames at the chain suspending the engine block above the Cyclops's head—aiming for the link that looked weaker than rest.   (source)
  • Eragon drew upon their combined power and focused it on the words.   (source)
  • The powers on a scope refer to the magnification of the focal length.   (source)
    focal = the distance between the center of the lens and where it is looking
  • I summon all my own strength, focus it like a laser beam into the fingers and palm of my right hand.   (source)
    focus = concentrate at one spot
  • Perenelle quickly became familiar with the ancient systems of magic and began to practice in small ways, developing her skills, concentrating on how to channel and focus the energy of her aura.   (source)
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  • I told Dick to hold the flashlight, focus it.   (source)
  • …others explore even remoter possibilities such as focusing the sun's rays through lenses suspended thousands of kilometres away in space, or producing artificial earthquakes and tidal waves by tapping the heat at the earth's centre.   (source)
    focusing = concentrating to a single point
  • Making straight for the steep cliff, where the churchyard hangs over the laneway to the East Pier so steeply that some of the flat tombstones, thruffsteans or through-stones, as they call them in Whitby vernacular, actually project over where the sustaining cliff has fallen away, it disappeared in the darkness, which seemed intensified just beyond the focus of the searchlight.   (source)
    focus = where light is concentrated
  • That unblinkingly vivid Japanese sun seems the blazing focus of the glassy ocean's immeasurable burning-glass.   (source)
  • Galileo's Illuminati, however, saw perfection in the ellipse as well, revering the mathematical duality of its twin foci.†   (source)
  • At the focal point of two beams, it sets up a field in which molecules can't hold together anymore.   (source)
    focal = where things come together
  • The pyramid had been ripped from its source of power, the desert, and in front us loomed the default gateway for North America, the tall white obelisk that was the most powerful focal point of Ma'at on the continent: the Washington Monument.   (source)
    focal = area where power is concentrated
  • Piggy stood behind him, islanded in a sea of meaningless color, while Ralph knelt and focused the glossy spot. Instantly the fire was alight, Piggy held out his hands and grabbed the glasses back.   (source)
    focused = concentrated sunlight rays by pointing them at the same spot
  • A true master could just say water and create something totally unrelated, like a gemstone. You wouldn't be able to understand how he had done it, but the master would have seen the connection between water and the gem and would have used that as the focal point for his power.   (source)
    focal = center of concentration
  • You can't see through the shield to aim and focus the beams, but since the generator of the Ecstatic Shield is always in the exact center, it isn't hard to figure it out.   (source)
    focus = concentrate at one spot
  • One, two, four, seven of his fighters were blown away. It was all a gamble now, whether any of his ships would survive long enough to get in range. It would not take long, once they could focus on the planet's surface.   (source)
    focus = concentrate force at one spot
  • Maybe tear big chunks out of them by reflecting the planet's own gravity back on itself, only from another direction, and focused down to a smaller point.   (source)
    focused = concentrated at a single point
  • The foci of infection are steadily extending.†   (source)
  • A few foci have been fully reabsorbed, the pocket has grown smaller and is more sharply defined, which, being a well-informed patient, you know indicates healing.†   (source)
  • …about how the bacillus irritated the cells of the tissue in the bronchi and air sacs of the lungs, about the formation of tubercles and the production of soluble intoxicating toxins, the deterioration of the cells and the process of caseation, which if it continued to petrify into chalky scar tissue meant a beneficial arrest of the disease, but if it went on to build ever-larger soft foci, created cavities that ate away at everything around them and finally destroyed the entire organ.†   (source)
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  • "You understand you're not the focus of any criminal charges, correct?"†   (source)
  • But what fascinates me most, and is the focus of my research, is their molecular evolution rate.†   (source)
  • The parabolic mirror focused the sun's beams onto the surface of Trisolaris.†   (source)
  • I took a deep breath and focused.†   (source)
  • Setting his fables in the palaces of yesteryear, Rosotsky lit them in the hazy aura of dreams, shot them in the soft focus of memories, and capped the first, second, and third acts with close-ups of his starlet: Anna aspiring; Anna distraught; Anna at long last in love.†   (source)
  • Marine Corps boot camp lasts thirteen weeks, each with a new training focus.†   (source)
  • Lale pushes his way through a crowd to reach its focus.†   (source)
  • His eyes were rimmed with black shadows and seemed to have difficulty focusing.†   (source)
  • Naturally, my thoughts were focused on our kids, on Cassie and Chris, but at the same time, in the back of my mind, I was sure they were both okay.†   (source)
  • Every time I revisited the Quatrain, my ongoing infatuation with Art3mis would undermine my ability to focus, and before long I would close my grail diary and call her up to see if she wanted to hang out.†   (source)
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  • The whole article seems to be focused on you.†   (source)
  • I breathed heavily and focused on moving one foot at a time.†   (source)
  • We also focused on the children who, like Joe Sullivan, Ian Manuel, and Antonio Nunez, had been convicted of non-homicide offenses.†   (source)
  • He looked around, seemed to have trouble focusing.†   (source)
  • VO (as camera focuses on STEVE's face†   (source)
  • This is why it's an especially important time for vigilance and focus.†   (source)
  • If Will couldn't relax and focus on the music, the outing would be wasted.†   (source)
  • He had only to focus on them!†   (source)
  • I forced myself to focus on the conversation.†   (source)
  • Dr. Buzzard would focus his energies on the jury and the judge too.†   (source)
  • My eyes had trouble focusing.†   (source)
  • I'm going to ignore the incredibly lame statement Francis just made and focus on what he said right BEFORE that.†   (source)
  • The only difference was now the Nazis' focus had shifted.†   (source)
  • He was incredibly focused on Daddy.†   (source)
  • She'd focus on becoming King's Champion.†   (source)
  • And Christmas is the focal point for the children in our church.†   (source)
  • Apparently, without the target below to focus on, Russell had suddenly discovered how high he was.†   (source)
  • Art historians knew the fountains marked the exact geometric focal points of Bernini's elliptical piazza, but it was an architectural oddity Langdon had never really considered until today.†   (source)
  • I could see that the low riser was going to be the focal point of the ceremonies.†   (source)
  • Then he moved his gaze, focusing on each person in turn.†   (source)
  • Focus every ounce of my energy on that single spot.†   (source)
  • I try to focus everything on this sound.†   (source)
  • All eyes were focused on them.†   (source)
  • He is very determined and focused.†   (source)
  • It was only now that Emily Tallis became aware of the focus of their interest.†   (source)
  • It was a focused glass, to be used for emergencies by the royal family and their intimates.†   (source)
  • I can't focus on anything but what's coming.†   (source)
  • For another, she's so focused on the next part of the story that she can barely think of anything else.†   (source)
  • He says the crank allows him to focus on one thing for a long time.†   (source)
  • I tried to empty my mind and focus on steadying my arm, creating an imaginary line that extended from my shoulder through the sight to my target—a man's head.†   (source)
  • His face was pinched with the effort of focusing on their predicament rather than going to pieces.†   (source)
  • He focused his senses, scanning all around him the way Aunt Hannah and Lev and Martin did, checking over his shoulder to make sure he wasn't being followed.†   (source)
  • He takes out his camera, focusing it on her face.†   (source)
  • Her mother's eyes slowly focused on her.†   (source)
  • Focus, he thought, bring it back.†   (source)
  • He paused again, straightened, and focused his eyes on some distant, invisible point.†   (source)
  • I focused on him clearly.†   (source)
  • My eyes were focused on Alan.†   (source)
  • It must be torture for her to try and focus like this.†   (source)
  • Things are starting to come back into focus now, but …. why am I crying?†   (source)
  • "Where —" struggling to focus — "is it all right?†   (source)
  • It's not surprising that food has become the focus of an international movement.†   (source)
  • I dreamed of ascending Everest myself one day; By the time I was in my early twenties, climbing had become the focus of my existence to the exclusion of almost everything else.†   (source)
  • I blink at Jenny as she swims into focus.†   (source)
  • The glass was studded with tiny beads of ice, and it took his eyes a couple of seconds to focus.†   (source)
  • I mean, he also almost destroyed the world, but probably best not to focus on that bit.†   (source)
  • Focus, Foaly.†   (source)
  • SYMPTOMS: Nausea, Stomach "flipping", Elevated heart rate, Light-headedness, Inability to focus   (source)
  • You just need to focus on being like you used to be.†   (source)
  • The light from the window at the back of the room was my focus.†   (source)
  • Eyepiece pressed tight, I adjusted the focus.†   (source)
  • She especially liked the practice of staying focused, of eliminating everything from her mind except breath.†   (source)
  • Hana found it harder to pay attention or stay focused on her lessons.†   (source)
  • I focus on the counting.†   (source)
  • Only the sight of distant tesla trees as the unerring focus of the aerial discharge was a bit unnerving.†   (source)
  • The focus of the room from this perspective, the TV and VCR, balanced on a too-small wooden stand, were in the southwest corner of the room.†   (source)
  • Another was to focus NFL front office minds on how to allocate their dollars.†   (source)
  • I drew the baby time and again, sometimes focusing on her wide, bold eyes, sometimes on her tiny hands, sometimes on the way her whole body arched when she rested on your knee.†   (source)
  • Until now, most of the investigation and manhunt were focused on southern Maryland.†   (source)
  • I couldn't focus on the film, something about the apocalypse and only one man who could save all humanity.†   (source)
  • The city convened a coroner's inquest, which focused its attention on the building's design.†   (source)
  • Now if we read the story through the filter of daytime talk shows and social work classes, we not only miss the focus of the story, we misunderstand it at its most basic level.†   (source)
  • "Let's focus now on the UK."†   (source)
  • Faces passed by as if on a whirling merry-go-round but they vanished before he could focus on them, pin them down, bring them into sharp portrayal.†   (source)
  • Beloved focuses her eyes.†   (source)
  • But when her eyes focus on it, she sees nothing except the oscillating door, same as before.†   (source)
  • While Hollywood garnered most of the headlines, defense spending remained the focus of the local economy for the next two decades, providing about one-third of its jobs.†   (source)
  • Even still, there are those who have made Ramiro's ordeal a focal point to attack me and my book.†   (source)
  • When my eyes open again, a shadowy figure fills the doorway, but I can't focus.†   (source)
  • Her face flamed, and she focused on praying.†   (source)
  • If our complaints have a focal point, it would have to be the TV set, where the outer torment lurks, causing fears and secret desires.†   (source)
  • Judy's eyes focused slightly.†   (source)
  • It took her a while to focus.†   (source)
  • Then focused through a film of blood on a beloved child.†   (source)
  • This view was contradicted with such energy that Mr Charles, quite aside from worrying he would become the next focus of the gentlemen's attention, actually thought himself in danger of physical assault.†   (source)
  • I have to focus when I'm with Kamal.†   (source)
  • The sudden threat of the draccus brought me back into focus.†   (source)
  • I focus on Mom and try to help her concentrate.†   (source)
  • So you see, Anita, what intrigues me about this new concept of teaching English—Whole Language—is that it has its focus on literature, and in a way that I think young people will find very interesting.†   (source)
  • A "warm and fuzzy" embrace won't get the job done, she argues when I call, pooh-poohing the notion that doctors should focus on patients' lives rather than just treating their symptoms.†   (source)
  • Jeff clicks on the TV, and Ellen Abbott—and Amy—buzz into focus.†   (source)
  • She didn't dare venture any closer to the edge for a better look, but as her eyes adjusted to the darkness, more shapes sharpened into focus.†   (source)
  • He found himself losing focus, tried to shake his head, stumbled.†   (source)
  • She didn't lose consciousness; the seizures were focal (half a grand mal), originating in the left side of her brain and disrupting only the right side of her body.†   (source)
  • Quality is just the focal point around which a lot of intellectual furniture is getting rearranged.†   (source)
  • Focus, man.†   (source)
  • It wasn't that War and Peace bored him exactly, but rather that his mind couldn't focus on it.†   (source)
  • She did not focus on her properly; it was as if she was looking right through her.†   (source)
  • Then I realized that none of the people were moving, i focused more closely, trying to pry some clue from their stiff postures.†   (source)
  • Saeed's mother thought she saw a former student of hers firing with much determination and focus a machine gun mounted on the back of a pickup truck.†   (source)
  • She'd met two of the three focal players, had an appointment to hike to the Pagan Stone.†   (source)
  • Dan forced himself to focus, to look again.†   (source)
  • The audience would laugh, and Farmer would say, speaking of the Gates grant, "It's a wonderful thing for us, but it's very focused on our project in Peru.†   (source)
  • She blinked several times, and her uncle snapped into focus.†   (source)
  • He kept his focus on the floor.†   (source)
  • To ascertain the truth, we focus more intently on the screen.†   (source)
  • Once he was determined, once he had focused on an object, the Prince was relentless.†   (source)
  • The red numbers on the clock swam into focus.†   (source)
  • By having Arya serve as the focal point for the elves, Eragon was able to concentrate on the thoughts of Arya and Saphira; he knew them so well that their reactions would not distract him in the middle of a fight.†   (source)
  • They were so focused on making the world a better place.†   (source)
  • So instead, Josie found herself veering drunkenly from the soft-focus moments with Matt to the macabre.†   (source)
  • After dating him for two years, he was becoming the focal point of my thoughts.†   (source)
  • I'm doing my best not to focus on those chichis as I take a step forward.†   (source)
  • And he also realized that he had become the focus of two very different kinds of attention.†   (source)
  • He had Jim flexed, focused, shot, developed, dried, filed away in the dark.†   (source)
  • After these preliminaries, we focused on the critical issues: the armed struggle, the ANC's alliance with the Communist Party, the goal of majority rule, and the idea of racial reconciliation.†   (source)
  • He had no idea how to steal a sound, even the smallest one, for the Soundkeeper always had at least one eye carefully focused on him.†   (source)
  • By stepping back, everybody's eyes focused on us.†   (source)
  • I blink, unable to focus.†   (source)
  • The features of her face snapped into brilliant focus; I saw she was terrified of something.†   (source)
  • When he arrived, Bill Volt took him to Room F, the focus of the deaths, so that Dalgard could inspect the monkeys.†   (source)
  • She caught the woman's gaze and focused on her wide-set eyes, so blue, and then she knew.†   (source)
  • Focus on the prayer.†   (source)
  • The kids don't focus on the letters at all because Oscar is so interesting.†   (source)
  • Greg's eyes came back into full focus and continued up my legs, past where his hand had been allowed.†   (source)
  • It was a two-year school with a focus on communication arts.†   (source)
  • I want you to notice how anxiety caused by a lack of money is affecting them in real ways, and how once you give them the money, they can focus on real and important issues in their world.†   (source)
  • It does so by artificially holding constant every variable except the two he wishes to focus on, and then showing how those two co-vary.†   (source)
  • But the feeling of the general public — bolstered by the press's focus on the "poverty-stricken" Catherine O'Leary and the "drunken" firefighters — wasn't sympathetic at all.†   (source)
  • Every visit now focused on a single topic: me coming home.†   (source)
  • What it meant to be the focus of the gods' attention, to be their instrument, used to change the shape of the world.†   (source)
  • Tyler was standing beside the CNO as it focused.†   (source)
  • I wanted to tell her everything, and I wanted to keep it all to myself, inside, a perfect point of light to focus on when everything fell dark.†   (source)
  • He kept his eyes focused on the tops of the underbrush.†   (source)
  • " Sakena shakes her head in exasperation, and adds: "The international community should focus on education.†   (source)
  • Without warning, horse and rider lost focus.†   (source)
  • Now we focused on hydrographic reconnaissance.†   (source)
  • When she reaches the left side of the grand room, she opens her eyes and focuses on a heavyset man in the second row.†   (source)
  • It's so important, instead, to find people who support you and focus on them.†   (source)
  • But we need to focus on you, Dickie.†   (source)
  • With the new plan, only one task unit on Team FOUR would focus on South and Central America.†   (source)
  • We were taught to focus on the meaning of each word.†   (source)
  • He couldn't focus on anything they were saying until he heard "so I reserved you a motel room.†   (source)
  • It would allow the rest of the team to focus on the more easily accomplished goals.†   (source)
  • He looked left, then right, his eyes focusing on me like they never had before.†   (source)
  • But at least, the hero could understand the focus of the emotion.†   (source)
  • My eyes blurred, I had trouble focusing.†   (source)
  • Besides, I have to focus, and looking at you shirtless might cause me to hyperventilate.†   (source)
  • Until then, my mother, father, and I agreed, Mary's day would be our focus.†   (source)
  • The monster had turned its head to focus on Charles, who was the closest.†   (source)
  • The last of the sun's rays are focused on an overhang of frayed clouds.†   (source)
  • She stared at it, her eyes focusing intensely.†   (source)
  • If I knew a mortal of that sensitivity, that pain, that focus, I would make him a vampire in an instant.†   (source)
  • The only time Jaime ever bothered to focus on the reality of his house was when he saw Amanda walking hand in hand with Nicolas.†   (source)
  • After so much noise, and after all the attention that had been paid in recent weeks to Third Sister, all focus now shifted to Grandmother.†   (source)
  • Cedric's ardor and ability to focus helped him accumulate a loose-leaf notebook full of A papers.†   (source)
  • Mostly he focused on how he was going to give D'Ablo the journal.†   (source)
  • He only wanted him to focus his eyes on his life.†   (source)
  • In an effort to distract myself, I focus on the reflection in the mirror.†   (source)
  • At times it seemed to her they were so focused on disease that patients and suffering were incidental to their work.†   (source)
  • I roll my eyes slightly, but Vanessa's focused on her notes.†   (source)
  • I can keep you focused.†   (source)
  • I found myself growing more and more angry, and I felt the anger begin to focus itself upon Danny Saunders, and suddenly it was not at all difficult for me to hate him.†   (source)
  • It kept him out of trouble, kept him focused on other things.†   (source)
  • He'll be very focused," and with that, Cesar backed into a pile of avocados that had been stacked in a tall pyramid.†   (source)
  • She said that it's like having blinders on, and that I can only see one thing at a time, and that it's hard to focus on other things.†   (source)
  • Yet my senses seemed to focus sharply.†   (source)
  • Electrons are focused by magnetic fields.†   (source)
  • There had been just one point when his streaming eyes had tried to focus on her, and then he had stepped around her and gotten on with his work.†   (source)
  • But close, damn it, Eve thought, closing her eyes to bring the woman she was coming to know so well into full focus.†   (source)
  • The long dark vehicle swung around the circular drive and stopped in front of the stone steps of the pillared Georgian mansion that was the focal point of the estate.†   (source)
  • With independence proclaimed, confederation—a working union of the colonies—had become the focus of "spirit" animating the delegates.†   (source)
  • She took Jamie with her to her mother's house, so that I could focus all my thoughts and care on Tom.†   (source)
  • I focus every fiber of my being on piercing through her silver-framed glasses and reddened eyes.†   (source)
  • It was more a kind of focused stillness.†   (source)
  • They scan the beach, illuminating shells and sleeping gulls, then focus on her.†   (source)
  • The tendency was to focus on those victims who were Southern Californians returning home rather than on Easterners who had been coming to visit.†   (source)
  • I had to focus on the mission.†   (source)
  • I was suddenly her focus of the general meaninglessness--not for myself, not for any quality of my large, shaggy body or my sly, unnatural mind.†   (source)
  • Ben slowly started to focus her through his burgundy fog, and just as he opened his lips to voice the words that had formed in his brain—"My God, child, what happened to you?†   (source)
  • This type of censorship was focused against the National Endowment for the Arts in the halls of Congress in 1990.†   (source)
  • Max shuddered and focused his eyes on the dark hedges and lawns all around them.†   (source)
  • He told my family what a class act I was and how my determination last year had become the focal point for Alabama this season.†   (source)
  • One of them singled out Billy's face for a moment, then focused at infinity again.†   (source)
  • His typewritten speech lies before him on the lectern, but he is not focused on the words.†   (source)
  • I keep my eyes focused on the spot.†   (source)
  • I need to focus on finding Paige.†   (source)
  • Taggart's eyes seemed to focus, and he said, his voice louder, "Yes, of course.†   (source)
  • The two spoke quietly, so focused on each other that a darkling could have easily flown down and taken them both.†   (source)
  • The world swims into focus.†   (source)
  • Like, as I said, his mouse, she tooted brandy immodestly and spent half of her time in the upchuck…… HONEY (Focusing) I know these people…… GEORGE: Do you!†   (source)
  • Baugh thinks commercial ventures will focus primarily on marketability, and so are likely to adopt the technology to home in on markets they seek to target: "We see this a little bit on radio right now, so that various radio stations are tailored to particular markets.†   (source)
  • Then her eyes focused and tears ran down her cheeks.†   (source)
  • Focus …. focus …. think about Steve, who'd be there when she landed.†   (source)
  • As he passed the R Company table, I saw his eyes focus on me, he smiled, and called out, "Congratulations, Will.†   (source)
  • "Can we f-focus on the important problem, please?" he said curtly.†   (source)
  • Unlike Cox, Vere had no profession to focus whatever talents he had.†   (source)
  • The attorney also focused on Pickney's Treaty, the Treaty of 1819, and the fact that according to the documentation taken, the slaves are Spanish subjects.†   (source)
  • So focused on his own life.†   (source)
  • Somehow, during the intermission, the seating got switched around (and in Josh's defense I think it was Beanie who did the switching) so I just decided to totally ignore Josh and focus all my attention on the band performing on the stage (which as it turned out were pretty good).†   (source)
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