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used in Betrayed: A House of Night Novel

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1  —8 uses as in:
Turn your focus to question #2.
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)
  • The words were spoken so softly and I was so focused on the TV that it took a second for Aphrodite's voice to register with me.
    Chapter 14 (9% in)
  • Okay, I know it's bordering on weird (or maybe queer is the better word choice) to continually notice how gorgeous a woman is when you're a woman, too, but Neferet is so damn beautiful that it's like she has the ability to focus all the light in the room on herself.
    Chapter 3 (13% in)
  • Focus and stop messing around.
    Chapter 3 (49% in)
  • I know I sounded like a moron, but the way Heath's eyes were focused on me was almost a physical thing.
    Chapter 12 (16% in)
  • Now I'm focusing on football and my grades so that I can get into OSU.
    Chapter 12 (27% in)
  • I just needed to stay focused on the ritual itself, and remember the amazing feelings that filled me whenever I invoked the five elements.
    Chapter 16 (7% in)
  • I swallowed hard and forced my thoughts to focus on my friends and the miracles that had just happened to them.
    Chapter 20 (72% in)
  • I focused on the words to the beautiful old poem, and sincerely hoped that tonight actually would be the beginning of something special.
    Chapter 22 (10% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Betrayed: A House of Night Novel.

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  • My friends were murmuring soft words of agreement, but I kept my attention focused on Neferet as I slowly and deliberately walked over to her.
    Chapter 32 (85% in)
  • The attention that the four of them had been focusing on trying to figure out if there was a hair in Erin's salad or if it was just one of those weird string things from a piece of celery shifted instantly to me.
    Chapter 4 (7% in)
  • The Twins raised one eyebrow each at me, and then went back to focusing on using chopsticks correctly.
    Chapter 6 (63% in)
  • Sure, Neferet had excused me from most of the third former work in that class so I could focus on reading ahead in the higher level Soc text, but I'd been trying really hard to be "normal" (Whatever that was—hello—I'm a teenager and a fledgling vampyre.
    Chapter 8 (6% in)
  • I could feel that the Twins and Stevie Rae were staring at me like I'd just announced I was going to be on Girls Gone Wild: Vamp Edition, but I ignored them and kept focused on Damien.
    Chapter 17 (23% in)
  • I focused on them and the wonderful gifts they had been given, and got ready to nod at Jack.
    Chapter 21 (10% in)
  • That is mysterious and wonderful, but tonight I want to focus on another aspect of the full moon—that it is an excellent time to complete, or end, things.
    Chapter 21 (85% in)
  • I blinked hard to focus on her face.
    Chapter 23 (56% in)
  • I wanted to focus in on him, like I had that one other time when somehow I'd seen him in his bedroom, but this connection between us was different.
    Chapter 27 (58% in)
  • Okay, Heath, focus.
    Chapter 27 (75% in)
  • I stopped to focus myself.
    Chapter 28 (80% in)
  • I was still trying to "focus" (aka, talk myself into being brave) when Heath screamed.
    Chapter 28 (81% in)
  • Then there was no more time for focusing or internal pep talks.
    Chapter 28 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in Betrayed: A House of Night Novel.

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