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focus
used in Black: The Birth of Evil

2 meanings, 11 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)
  • Focus, remember?
    Chapter 15 (72% in)

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2  —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.)
  • This whole thing is definitely out of focus.
    Chapter 15 (35% in)
  • The creature before him shifted out of focus.
    Chapter 19 (54% in)

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  • But with Monique de Raison's final statement, everything came into simple focus.
    Chapter 17 (55% in)
  • Stocks are bound to react to the news, but the gains may be tempered by the announcement that the firm's Ohio plant will close in the interests of focusing on the Raison Vaccine, developed by the Bangkok facility.
    Chapter 8 (53% in)
  • It's the focus of each day.
    Chapter 9 (37% in)
  • I can keep you focused.
    Chapter 15 (21% in)
  • I am focused.
    Chapter 15 (21% in)
  • No, I mean really focused.
    Chapter 15 (21% in)
  • "This is where the plan loses focus for me," Kara said.
    Chapter 15 (33% in)
  • You should be focusing on other things now, not trivia from the distant past.
    Chapter 16 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in Black: The Birth of Evil.

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