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focus
used in BoneMan's Daughters

3 meanings, 16 uses
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1  —7 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)
  • Focus on the other murders.
    Chapter 4 (93% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Focus, please.
    Chapter 3 (56% in)
  • He was too distracted by his own loss to focus on his ordeal in the desert, Ricki thought, swiveling the leg that hung over her knee.
    Chapter 13 (50% in)
  • Perhaps I could... help you focus.
    Chapter 26 (51% in)
  • I'm focused."
    Chapter 26 (51% in)
  • You focus on the big ones and let the rest go.
    Chapter 26 (67% in)
  • The pain was there, all around, pressing in on his flesh, but he could tread these brackish waters with relative ease so long as he kept his mind focused and strong.
    Chapter 35 (3% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
The focus of our study is...
Definition
where attention is concentrated or directed
  • Then he had to stop wasting time considering options that were impossibilities for him and focus on those that might be viable solutions, however unlikely.
    Chapter 7 (46% 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.)
  • His abduction was coming back into focus, Ryan thought.
    Chapter 24 (49% in)

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?  —7 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Instead, he focused on the wrists.
    Chapter 26 (17% in)
  • And he knew that the only hope he had of beating this game was to shut down his emotions entirely so that he could focus on the challenge at hand.
    Chapter 7 (15% in)
  • Satisfied that he was safe for some hours, Ryan sunk low in his seat, eyed the radio tower at the lot's south end, and focused his mind on the problem at hand.
    Chapter 20 (41% in)
  • Ricki had brushed the thoughts aside and focused on the one overriding objective they all had, regardless of Ryan's guilt or innocence in the abduction of his daughter.
    Chapter 21 (47% in)
  • Are you losing focus?
    Chapter 26 (50% in)
  • No one took him up on the challenge and he pressed while he had them listening, focusing in on Ricki, who seemed to be the closest thing to an advocate in the room.
    Chapter 28 (28% in)
  • However small the possibility, as long as he could wrap his mind around it he would keep his mind, his body, everything that was within him singularly focused on giving that possibility room to grow.
    Chapter 30 (3% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in BoneMan's Daughters.

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