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focus
used in White: The Great Pursuit

2 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —3 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)
  • She focused on her skin.
    Chapter 1 (81% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She focused on the words and began to read.
    Chapter 18 (68% in)
  • Dozens of well-known politicians were involved in getting out the protest, but the world's eyes were focused on this one man.
    Chapter 20 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in White: The Great Pursuit.

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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.)
  • What was much less in focus was his own reaction to her.
    Chapter 18 (2% in)

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Carlos grabbed his binoculars, adjusted the focus, and studied the flames.
    Chapter 44 (83% in)
  • Thomas shivered and tried to focus on the next task at hand.
    Chapter 24 (19% in)
  • He forced his mind to focus on this world.
    Chapter 33 (6% in)
  • His whole purpose for living had focused on this day, he realized.
    Chapter 38 (20% in)
  • Thomas was having a hard time focusing.
    Chapter 41 (88% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in White: The Great Pursuit.

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