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focus
used in Howards End

5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
bring into focus; or out of focus
Definition
a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly

(Typically this is said of the appearance of an image or picture, but it can also be said of something that get's attention, or of an understanding that become clear.)
  • Yet she and daily life were out of focus; one or the other must show blurred.
    Chapter 9 (60% in)
  • And at lunch she seemed more out of focus than usual, and nearer the line that divides daily life from a life that may be of greater importance.
    Chapter 9 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Howards End.

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  • She alters her focus until trivial things are blurred.
    Chapter 43 (52% in)
  • The account was interesting, and she had often pressed him for it before, but she could not attend now, for her mind was focussed on the invisible.
    Chapter 10 (78% in)
  • Helen, agreeing here, disagreeing there, would have talked till midnight, but Margaret, with her packing to do, focussed the conversation on Henry.
    Chapter 23 (21% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in Howards End.

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