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focus
used in The Throne of Fire

2 meanings, 20 uses
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1  —5 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)
  • That alone brought up a host of new questions, but I tried to stay focused.
    Chapter 16 (46% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The moment she'd given me the name of Zia's village, I couldn't focus on anything else.
    Chapter 13 (8% in)
  • When she focused on me again, her eyes blazed with anger —just like old times.
    Chapter 14 (44% in)
  • I stayed focused on my task—moving the pebbles a little at a time, dispersing the pile into smaller mounds.
    Chapter 16 (69% in)
  • I don't know how she could tell, but I stayed focused on the scroll.
    Chapter 20 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in The Throne of Fire.

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2  —3 uses 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.)
  • The gravestones shimmered, and everything outside the fence went slightly out of focus.
    Chapter 7 (74% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It hovered in the air a few inches away, its fiery white features almost coming into focus.
    Chapter 2 (82% in)
  • It had been taken at point-blank range, showing only an out-of-focus nose and a hideous mouth, as if he'd been trying to eat the camera.
    Chapter 8 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in The Throne of Fire.

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exact meaning not specified
  • As he focused on Sadie, I skirted behind him, doing my best to sneak closer—which is not easy when you're a fifteenfoot-tall birdman.
    Chapter 22 (54% in)
  • Like any good predator, it focused on the moving target —Jaz—and lunged at her.
    Chapter 2 (21% in)
  • It's simply not fair that Carter can pull things out of thin air at a moment's notice, but I normally need five or ten minutes of absolute focus, and even then the effort makes me nauseous.
    Chapter 4 (4% in)
  • Amos's eyes became unfocused.
    Chapter 6 (11% in)
  • I focused all my willpower on finding her.
    Chapter 6 (95% in)
  • Sadly, most of the baboons were still focused on us.
    Chapter 8 (38% in)
  • I raised my staff and wand and tried to focus.
    Chapter 8 (66% in)
  • Gramps focused on Bes and scowled.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • Her eyes lost their focus.
    Chapter 14 (45% in)
  • The Chief Lector focused on an Asian man in blue robes.
    Chapter 17 (92% in)
  • Her eyes became unfocused.
    Chapter 20 (71% in)
  • He turned toward me, his eyes unfocused and milky with cataracts.
    Chapter 20 (89% in)

There are no more uses of "focus" in The Throne of Fire.

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