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focus
used in Sycamore Row

6 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)
  • He sat in his car for a moment, thinking, trying to collect his thoughts and get his mind focused on a contested estate worth $20 million.
    p. 102.2

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Sycamore Row.

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  • Then she passed on, and the judge lost some focus and actually missed once or twice a year.
    p. 472.2
  • From the gravel road, they all strained to see the old sycamore, but after a few seconds of focusing it was apparent there was a man hanging from it.
    p. 5.4
  • During the Hailey trial, when Jake was losing sleep and weight and focus and dodging bullets and death threats and certain he was about to blow the biggest case of his career, Harry Rex quietly stepped into Jake's office.
    p. 55.3
  • It kept him out of trouble, kept him focused on other things.
    p. 265.9
  • Because it was his third viewing that morning, Jake didn't focus as hard.
    p. 605.9

There are no more uses of "focus" in Sycamore Row.

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