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focus
used in The Hunger Games

2 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —11 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)
  • We all exchange terse nods then focus our attention on the temporary stage that is set up before the Justice Building.
    p. 17.7
focus = concentrate
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "So rather than focus on the coal mining itself, we're going to focus on the coal," says Cinna.
    p. 66.9
  • focus = concentrate
  • "So rather than focus on the coal mining itself, we're going to focus on the coal," says Cinna.
    p. 66.9
  • focus = concentrate
  • Every head is turned our way, pulling the focus from the three chariots ahead of us.
    p. 70.1
  • focus = attention
  • I try to focus on the talk, which has turned to our interview costumes, when a girl sets a gorgeous-looking cake on the table and deftly lights it.
    p. 77.2
  • focus = concentrate
  • I'm still in a daze for the first part of Peeta's interview. ... I'm coming back into focus when Caesar asks him if he has a girlfriend back home.
    p. 130.4
  • focus = ability to concentrate
  • So I focus on the one really good thing that's happened since I landed in the arena.
    p. 197.4
  • focus = concentrate
  • There is a solution to this, I know there is, if I can only focus hard enough.
    p. 220.4
  • focus = concentrate
  • I pause, my eyes focused on what's ahead, not what's happening behind me.
    p. 237.8
  • focused = looking
  • "He said, 'Can they climb it?' " answers Peeta, drawing my focus back to the base of the horn.
    p. 332.8
  • focus = attention
  • The first half hour or so focuses on the pre-arena events, the reaping, the chariot ride through the Capitol, our training scores, and our interviews.
    p. 363.0
focuses = concentrates
There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

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2  —1 use as in:
The camera focuses automatically
Definition
to adjust a lens to make an image clear
  • His eyes open sleepily and when they focus on me, he pulls me down for a long kiss.
    p. 311.9
focus = adjust vision to see something clearly
There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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