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focus
used in Immortal in Death

2 meanings, 23 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
Turn your focus to question #2.
Definition
verb: to concentrate, look at, or pay attention to

noun: the act of concentration, or the ability to concentrate

(to concentrate is to direct attention or effort towards a single thing)
  • Anything else you'd like before I focus on your unit?
    Chapter 3 (76% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I'm not much of a judge, but when he settled down to sketch, he seemed very focused and talented.
    Chapter 2 (39% in)
  • The droid had a tick in her right eye from a faulty chip, but she focused her good one on Eve's badge.
    Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • With his fussy spider fingers he adjusted the focus on his micro-goggles.
    Chapter 9 (2% in)
  • She leaned forward, made sure his eyes focused on hers.
    Chapter 18 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Immortal in Death.

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2  —4 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.)
  • She lifted her hands, cupped his face to keep it in focus.
    Chapter 20 (91% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • They fiddled around with some other stuff, kind of snapped me back into focus.
    Chapter 4 (43% in)
  • He paused a moment, as if thinking back, bringing a scene into focus.
    Chapter 8 (74% in)
  • Eyes half closed, Eve tried to bring the shadowy figure into focus.
    Chapter 8 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Immortal in Death.

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exact meaning not specified
  • She tried to focus on keeping the heavy, greasy food she'd celebrated with instead of liquor from spewing back up.
    Chapter 20 (59% in)
  • Throughout her ten years on the force, she'd firmly believed cops should stay single, unencumbered, and focused utterly on the job.
    Chapter 1 (1% in)
  • His eyes focused again, and desperation shone in them.
    Chapter 5 (50% in)
  • Obligingly, he focused on the sound coming from her control panel.
    Chapter 5 (87% in)
  • She smiled as Eve's glance focused on her glass.
    Chapter 6 (59% in)
  • For an instant it dazzled the eye, then Eve focused.
    Chapter 6 (84% in)
  • It was almost a painful effort to keep her mind from leapfrogging back to Mavis, but she tried to focus.
    Chapter 8 (36% in)
  • She focused on the chronometer.
    Chapter 8 (99% in)
  • He looked back at Eve, focused.
    Chapter 11 (27% in)
  • She forced her mind to focus on work, ran through questions she would ask Redford in the morning, considered his possible answers.
    Chapter 12 (23% in)
  • She strapped them on, adjusting the power as she focused on Justin Young's windows.
    Chapter 17 (56% in)
  • Showing signs of withdrawal—dry mouth, trembling, occasional lack of focus—but she's sticking.
    Chapter 18 (40% in)
  • Eve struggled to focus, to roll through her memory discs.
    Chapter 19 (26% in)
  • You know, focused on one thing till the thing's done.
    Chapter 20 (47% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in Immortal in Death.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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