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focus
used in No Easy Day

2 meanings, 31 uses
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1  —9 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)
  • Jay had been so focused on getting the helicopters in safely, he hadn't heard his name being called.
    p. 255.4
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I knew how to handle my rifle, but I'd gotten careless because I was more focused on getting warm.
    p. 30.8
  • Shouldering my weapon, I focused on my laser as it tracked from window to door to alley searching for any movement.
    p. 131.2
  • That wish quickly faded and I focused on what I was tasked with.
    p. 159.4
  • Now, hours before the biggest mission of my career, I was just focused on getting to breakfast.
    p. 199.3
  • Nothing he said really stuck with me, as my mind was focused on what was about to happen.
    p. 207.7
  • "Focus," I told myself.
    p. 234.7
  • I had to focus on the mission.
    p. 241.7
  • I really wanted to focus on the nose.
    p. 242.1

There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in No Easy Day.

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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.)
  • Pulling my NVGs down over my eyes, I made sure everything was in focus.
    p. 210.4

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exact meaning not specified
  • Weeks and months after the mission, details about the raid were appearing with a renewed focus on the unit.
    p. 288.6
  • Focused on the ground, I could see we were still over the guesthouse.
    p. 6.8
  • I needed to focus, but no matter what was in the room we were about to enter, it paled compared to the cadre of instructors watching on the catwalk.
    p. 12.2
  • In 1998, I'd made it through Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL, or BUD/S, by focusing on just making it to the next meal.
    p. 12.5
  • Only my bites were separated by meals: Make it to breakfast, train hard until lunch, and focus until dinner.
    p. 12.7
  • Forcing the poisonous thoughts from my mind, I focused on technique.
    p. 21.3
  • The mistake I'd made in the kill house was a result of losing focus, and I knew that was unacceptable.
    p. 25.5
  • I knew I wouldn't be in the course much longer if I couldn't block out the pressure and focus on the tasks at hand.
    p. 25.7
  • At the time, our unit was focused on Afghanistan, and the Army's Delta Force was in Iraq.
    p. 46.4
  • Our whole world was focused on our work.
    p. 103.6
  • We were primarily focused on Afghanistan.
    p. 107.5
  • Bravo team climbed down one tier to focus on the southern compounds farther down the hill.
    p. 130.5
  • Over the years, most of us learned to keep our heads down and focus on the task in front of us, and leave the speculation to others.
    p. 145.2
  • Most of the questions from the VIPs focused on the perimeter team.
    p. 177.1
  • We could focus on things, but not for long, and waiting was the worst.
    p. 188.8
  • I knew if you focused on the whole thing, you cracked.
    p. 199.2
  • Every check was a way to focus and make sure I didn't forget anything.
    p. 202.5
  • I next focused on my helmet.
    p. 203.6
  • His speech focused on the strategic level, something he was more comfortable talking about.
    p. 207.6
  • The SEALs focused on grabbing all the electronic media—recorders, memory cards, thumb drives, and computers.
    p. 247.4
  • Everybody was focused on who pulled the trigger but it was a lot harder to land a crashing helicopter than it was for any of us to pull the trigger.
    p. 268.6

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