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focus
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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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)
  • Only when he had wrung the last dregs of light from the sunset, and the shadows reached across the water and fell upon his book, would he reluctantly raise his head and become aware of the ship again. When that moment came, Kit made sure that his eyes, blinking half blindly from his book, would focus on her gay, silk-clad figure nearby.
    p. 18.2
focus = look
  • Rachel Wood's eyes focused for the first time on the three trunk bearers.
    p. 31.2
focused = looked and concentrated
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