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focus
used in The House of Hades

4 meanings, 23 uses
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1  —18 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)
  • She had to make the maze more dangerous, more spectacular—make Pasiphae focus on the traps rather than the direction the Labyrinth was leading.
    p. 546.8
focus = concentrate
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Hazel had been so focused on Anion, she hadn't noticed the disturbance.
    p. 12.8
  • focused = concentrating (on one thing and not paying attention to other things)
  • The stench of sulfur made it hard to concentrate, but she focused on the ground directly below them and saw a ribbon of glittering black liquid—a river.
    p. 35.8
  • focused = looked
  • Let's focus on the things we can deal with.
    p. 73.3
  • focus = concentrate
  • Keeping an open flame in his room terrified him, but it also helped him focus.
    p. 116.4
  • focus = concentrate
  • Not great odds, but Frank had to keep the bulk of herd focused on him.
    p. 130.8
  • focused = concentrating (on one thing and not paying attention to other things)
  • He'd been so focused on Hazel, he'd forgotten what Leo had told them about the guy they were looking for.
    p. 137.6
  • focused = concentrating (on one thing and not paying attention to other things)
  • It was so disturbing, Hazel almost lost her focus. She forced her mind to split into two parts—one intensely focused on her task, one playing the role Sciron needed to see.
    p. 221.2
  • focus = concentration
  • She forced her mind to split into two parts—one intensely focused on her task, one playing the role Sciron needed to see.
    p. 221.3
  • focused = concentrating
  • He had to keep these leathery old hags focused on him and protect Annabeth as long as he could.
    p. 236.8
  • focused = concentrating (on one thing and not paying attention to other things)
  • He focused on some steps in the far corner, leading down.
    p. 272.6
  • focused = looked
  • Jason had no idea what a quoit was, but he tried to stay focused.
    p. 277.9
  • focused = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • He radiated sorrow and bitterness, as if he were so wrapped up in his own misery that he resented Annabeth for trying to make him focus on anything else.
    p. 304.9
  • focus = concentrate
  • Piper decided she shouldn't focus on making people do what she wanted.
    p. 338.5
  • focus = concentrate
  • The deeper they traveled, the harder it became to stay focused.
    p. 347.1
  • focused = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • "Malta?" Jason tried to focus, but the heat from the horses was making him light-headed. He knew nothing about Malta, except for some vague story about a Maltese falcon.
    p. 437.3
  • focus = concentrate
  • Percy tried to focus on something else, but there was no safe direction to look.
    p. 449.8
  • focus = concentrate
  • The pain made it too hard to focus.
    p. 505.6
focus = concentrate
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2  —1 use as in:
The focus of our study is...
Definition
where attention is concentrated or directed
  • His focus narrowed to the ground in front of him.
    p. 345.8
focus = place where attention is directed
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3  —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.)
  • His vision was out of focus and tinted pink, like the world had been submerged in strawberry jelly.
    p. 76.8
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • That distant memory came into focus.
    p. 43.7
  • focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
  • He was still shrouded in Death Mist, so he looked like an out-of-focus corpse—which broke Annabeth's heart every time she saw him.
    p. 406.3

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4  —1 use as in:
The camera focuses automatically
Definition
to adjust a lens to make an image clear
  • He tried to focus. He was back in human form, retching and stumbling.
    p. 131.4
focus = adjust vision to see clearly
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