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focus
used in The Chocolate War

3 meanings, 5 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)
  • And if there had been, I didn't have time to focus.
    Chapter 35 (91% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
The focus of our study is...
Definition
where attention is concentrated or directed
  • The hall had become the school's focal point.
    Chapter 29 (38% in)

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3  —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.)
  • Suddenly the pain verified his existence, brought him into focus.
    Chapter 38 (7% in)

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Goober watched helplessly as Jerry finally sank to the stage, bloody, opened mouth, sucking for air, eyes unfocused, flesh swollen.
    Chapter 37 (83% in)
  • Rising to his feet, he saw the field through drifting gauze but held on until everything settled into place, like a lens focusing, making the world sharp again, with edges.
    Chapter 1 (7% in)

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