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focus
used in Throne of Glass

2 meanings, 29 uses
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1  —14 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)
  • But she kept her focus on his brown eyes, on his tightly pressed lips as they parted and whispered, "Get up."
    p. 360.5
focus = concentrate, or look
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She glanced up, but quickly lowered her focus to the ground.
    p. 42.4
  • focus = look, or concentration
  • She might have returned it, had she not been focusing so much on keeping her hands from shaking.
    p. 67.3
  • focusing = concentrating (on one thing and not paying attention to other things)
  • You're going to stay solidly in the middle, where no one will look your way, because you're not a threat, because they'll think that you'll be eliminated sooner or later, and they should focus their attention on getting rid of bigger, stronger, faster Champions like Cain.
    p. 89.4
  • focus = concentrate
  • Wind tore at her, but Celaena kept her focus on Nox, falling so fast, so far from her outstretched hands.
    p. 154.1
  • focus = concentration, or look
  • Celaena's limbs trembled so violently that she had to focus on gripping Nox, and her stomach turned over and over and over.
    p. 155.2
  • focus = concentrate
  • His head bent, he focused on something on the ground.
    p. 168.9
  • focused = concentrated, or looked
  • "You're not focusing."
    p. 222.0
  • focusing = concentrating
  • Of course, it wasn't polite for a prince to dance with only one lady, but he couldn't focus on anything beyond his partner and the music that carried them onward.
    p. 295.5
  • focus = concentrate
  • She focused on her feet, on keeping upright as she bounded down the stairs, making for the landing below, illuminated by moonlight leaking from the tomb.
    p. 315.4
  • focused = concentrated
  • She ignored the passing courtiers and servants, focusing instead on the fading day.
    p. 333.3
  • focusing = concentrating, or looking
  • She had to focus on Cain, on wearing him down.
    p. 341.2
  • focus = concentrate
  • She focused on her feet as she moved, and wouldn't look at the king's face.
    p. 345.6
  • focused = concentrated
  • Focus only on his blade, and that unprotected side of his.
    p. 347.4
focus = concentrate, or look
There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Throne of Glass.

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2  —1 use 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 agony blinded her; the world went in and out of focus.
    p. 356.7

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

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exact meaning not specified
  • She couldn't focus, and her body became hot and cold.
    p. 355.6
  • Midbite, Celaena tore her focus from the prince to study the trees.
    p. 29.3
  • She had difficulty focusing on his face as she breathed in and out, in and out.
    p. 64.7
  • But here, it was hard to focus when Cain was nearby, taunting and sneering, waiting for her to make one mistake.
    p. 105.4
  • Her focus narrowed to the small, black dot in the center of the target.
    p. 107.6
  • Nox focused on the target as he brought up his arm.
    p. 108.9
  • She shut out noise, shut out movement, shut out anything other than the sound of her breathing as her focus narrowed on the first target.
    p. 118.5
  • She held tight to him still, focusing on her arms, on her too-shallow breathing.
    p. 155.0
  • She'd focus on becoming King's Champion.
    p. 194.1
  • Chaol's eyes were unfocused.
    p. 224.3
  • She bent over, focusing on her breathing, and waited for the cramp to pass.
    p. 253.3
  • Chaol's eyes lost focus for a moment.
    p. 297.8
  • Right now, his focus was on solving the murders of the Champions, and on making sure Celaena won.
    p. 327.9
  • He focused on her face.
    p. 397.9

There are no more uses of "focus" in Throne of Glass.

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