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focus
used in The Sea of Monsters

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 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)
  • I forced myself to focus at his big lumpy nose, then a little higher at his eyes.
    Chapter 4 (77% in)
focus = look
  • He focused on me with a look of terror.
    Chapter 2 (98% in)
focused = looked
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2  —1 use 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.)
  • After a few more minutes, the dark splotches ahead of us came into focus.
    Chapter 11 (49% in)
focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
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