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focus
used in The Bluest Eye

4 uses
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Definition
where attention is concentrated or directed
  • Money became the focus of all their discussions, hers for clothes, his for drink.
    4 — Spring (23% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in The Bluest Eye.

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  • While straining in this way, focusing every erg of energy on his eyes, his bowels suddenly opened up, and before he could realize what he knew, liquid stools were running down his legs.
    4 — Spring (67% in)
  • He searched the faces and saw only eyes, pleading eyes, cold eyes, eyes gone flat with malice, others laced with fear—all focused on the movement of a pair of dice that one man was throwing, snatching up, and throwing again.
    4 — Spring (65% in)
  • I focused, therefore, on how something as grotesque as the demonization of an entire race could take root inside the most delicate member of society: a child; the most vulnerable member: a female.
    6 — Afterword (18% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in The Bluest Eye.

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