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Turn your focus to question #2.
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)
  • From age 14, I began to focus on the future.
    p. 57.9
  • I couldn't have heard anything because my immature mind focused on being like everybody else.
    p. 47.1

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  • I also talk to parents, teachers, and anybody else associated with the community, asking them to focus on the needs of these teens.
    p. 220.8
  • The worship services and our Bible lessons frequently focused on stories about missionary doctors.
    p. 24.9
  • I squinted, tried to focus, and read the first line — barely.
    p. 29.4
  • For instance, when I was 13 my focus changed from being a general practitioner to becoming a psychiatrist.
    p. 58.3
  • Not until my days in medical school would that focus shift once more.
    p. 59.2
  • In my mind, I had already focused on another secret goal—to be a contestant on the program.
    p. 66.1
  • I've worked hard and focused my life that way, assuming that's what I was going to do.
    p. 72.2
  • * Commonly called Cat Scans for Computerized Tomography, a highly technical, sophisticated computer that allows the X-ray beams to focus at different levels.
    p. 120.7
  • She didn't lose consciousness; the seizures were focal (half a grand mal), originating in the left side of her brain and disrupting only the right side of her body.
    p. 137.2
  • All experts concluded that her primary seizure focus was from the speech area (Brocha's area) and from the motor cortex, the two most important sections of her dominant hemisphere.
    p. 163.4

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