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focus
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

19 uses
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1  —8 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 nodded, but my attention was focused on June.
  • I kept my eyes focused on the priest who was standing outside one of the cells.
  • I guess we were all so focused on his return that it took us several moments to realize that the quiet wasn't just a lack of conversation.
  • I focused my attention on the napkin on my lap.
  • By then, though, Shay was standing on the chair again, his attention focused on something else.
  • "Remember," I had said to Shay, "focus only on me.
  • Focus, I mouthed, and he nodded.
  • But right now, I have other things to focus on.

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  • I glanced at Shay and saw him looking at me with utter focus, his eyes clear and shrewd.
  • It was a crime of passion-the only discrepancy is that I focused on the passion part and the courts focused on the crime.
  • It was a crime of passion-the only discrepancy is that I focused on the passion part and the courts focused on the crime.
  • What's this?" an officer asked, focusing not on the bird that had been whipped across the cell but on the baby-blue tissues that fluttered down over his boots.
  • I ignored him and focused on Shay.
  • Then I shifted position, so that I blocked Lucius from my sight, focusing on Shay.
  • Maybe for Maggie, it was mending whatever kept her focused on her faults instead of her strengths.
  • I picked Focus on Abs, instead of the easier Upper Arm.
  • Seeing me, she did a double take, and I realized her eyes were focused on my clerical collar.
  • In Gnostic texts, the focus wasn't on sin and repentance, but instead on illusion and enlightenment.
  • He smiled at me, his eyes piercing and suddenly focused.

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