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focus
used in Cinder

25 uses
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1  —8 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)
  • Torin's gaze focused on Kai.
    p. 248.8
  • She was glad to have routine tasks for her hands and routine questions for her mouth—something to focus on so she wouldn't get flustered and lose control of her brain's net connection again.
    p. 9.2
  • Stuffing the pins back into her mouth, the woman returned her focus to Peony's neckline.
    p. 23.3
  • Cinder cast him a frosty glare, but he focused his attention on cleaning his spectacles again.
    p. 165.4
  • The doctor grunted, more focused on the screen than her.
    p. 169.4
  • Her gaze focused on the vial.
    p. 234.2
  • He paused again, straightened, and focused his eyes on some distant, invisible point.
    p. 312.6
  • Focus your thoughts, twist your subject's thoughts toward you, and clearly state your intent.
    p. 373.8

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

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  • It was not until an electric current seemed to shimmer in the air that Cinder snapped her focus away from the scribblings in her vision.
    p. 361.9
  • She shook her head, dumbly, as all three yellow sensors focused on her.
    p. 66.4
  • Her eyes focused the shapes into Dr. Erland's wool hat and sky blue eyes, and Prince Kai with strands of black hair hanging unkempt across his brow.
    p. 121.8
  • The visor flashed again, and the android returned its focus to Sacha's wrist.
    p. 153.6
  • For the first time that day, his focus was entirely on her.
    p. 173.3
  • His eyes were drawn to the ship, but he could have been staring at Mars for all the focus in his eyes.
    p. 186.6
  • The queen's gaze jerked toward them, focusing on Cinder.
    p. 205.6
  • Cinder reeled back, her gaze losing focus.
    p. 226.5
  • When she dared to look up at him again, he was staring unfocused at the paneled wall behind her, his shoulders heavy.
    p. 228.1
  • Dr. Erland's held her focus, unflinching.
    p. 245.1
  • He looked up at the grid of faces—although each of the world leaders was thousands of miles away, staring into their own wall of netscreens, it felt as if their eyes were focused on him, disapproving.
    p. 248.2
  • Cinder pulled her focus away from the retina display long enough to give the hover a quick inspection.
    p. 310.7
  • All her focus was busy being directed down her wiring into her lump of a foot.
    p. 329.9
  • She focused only on walking, one thudding step after another, as the crowd parted before her, then closed again in her wake.
    p. 338.6
  • Her gaze shifted over his shoulder, focusing on nothing.
    p. 344.8
  • She focused only on the queen, her jaw aching with hatred.
    p. 355.5
  • She focused on the queen just in time to see a cruel tilt of her lips.
    p. 357.8

There are no more uses of "focus" in Cinder.

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