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focus
used in Summer Pleasures

2 meanings, 20 uses
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1  —1 use 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)
  • He focused her in his view-finder, set the aperture, adjusted the angle no more than a fraction and waited.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (35% in)

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2  —1 use
technical usage
Definition
technical usage typically involves some sense of center or concentration such as:
  • physics — a point where things come together such as the point where light rays meet
  • geometry — a fixed reference point (as of a parabola)
  • geology — the point of origin of an earthquake
See a comprehensive dictionary for other less common meanings.
  • Bryan had taken her own scan and considered the bleachers the focal point for what she wanted.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (46% in)

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  • It was so rare that he focused in on one person and let the emotions flow.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (28% in)
  • It was infinitely easier to look at him, she discovered, when those eyes weren't focused on her.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (86% in)
  • A romance simply focuses on it, rather than using it as a sub-plot or a device.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (88% in)
  • Her gaze shifted to Hunter briefly before it focused on Lee again.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (96% in)
  • She's the focal point of his life.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (88% in)
  • She smiled for the first time, causing him to narrow his eyes and focus on her face.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (75% in)
  • He'd already taken three calculated shots of the parking lot, focusing on a line of cars with license plates from five different states.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (33% in)
  • Stripped to the waist as defense against the heat, Shade knelt at the bow and focused in on a tour boat.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (73% in)
  • Narrowing her eyes, Bryan focused on him...something she'd avoided for several days.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (87% in)
  • He focused and framed her.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (95% in)
  • Yet she'd also seen him focusing in on a young boy of eleven or twelve as he'd ridden in his first roundup with all the joy and innocence peculiar to a boy of that age.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (14% in)
  • She was as dusty as the cowboys she'd focused on all afternoon.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (24% in)
  • Astonished, she watched as he carefully focused and framed in the injured.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (43% in)
  • With brisk, professional movements, she changed her lens, adjusted for distance and depth and focused on a heron perched on top of a cypress knee.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (26% in)
  • The track was the focal point, a long oval of packed dirt.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • Now he waited until the results were posted and focused on it again.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (36% in)
  • Taking her camera, she angled down through the cars and wires to focus in on the attendant.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (53% in)
  • As she lifted her camera and focused, her one predominant emotion was envy, pure and simple.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in Summer Pleasures.

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