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focus
used in Fearless

2 meanings, 19 uses
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1  —2 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)
  • With the new plan, only one task unit on Team FOUR would focus on South and Central America.
    p. 153.9
  • Focus on these guys.
    p. 192.3

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2  —1 use as in:
The focus of our study is...
Definition
where attention is concentrated or directed
  • Now the focus was land warfare.
    p. 118.5

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  • As with the rest of the team, Tom focused completely on the operation, mentally reviewing the enemy-occupied terrain they were infiltrating.
    p. 267.5
  • Although the mission of a lifetime that some had taken part in only days before was still on their minds, we weren't there to focus on bin Laden.
    p. 1.6
  • At the reception Janice was impressed by Adam's poise when he graciously deflected any focus that came his way from relatives and friends aware of his recovery and sobriety.
    p. 75.7
  • A focus.
    p. 99.1
  • All this information made Kelley's head spin, but it also gave her focus.
    p. 102.9
  • The men remaining had proven they weren't going to quit; now they had to remain focused and uninjured for one last phase.
    p. 118.9
  • A little old lady bumps her cart into Kelley and apologizes, but Kelley's focus is on Nathan's eyelids.
    p. 132.9
  • Paul, a buddy of Adam's from Class 226 who had sailed through BUD/S training without getting rolled, attributed much of his physical endurance and mental focus to being a high school and college wrestler, the same thing Adam said about football.
    p. 133.7
  • "They all wanted to go join the fight that they knew was being planned for Afghanistan," says Harley, "but their stated area of focus was South and Central America.
    p. 151.8
  • Adam had expected to be somewhere in South or Central America for Christmas 2001, but an initiative known as Force XXI—a massive reorganization of the United States military—had prompted the Navy's top brass to rethink the SEAL teams' areas of focus, organizational structure, and deployment schedules.
    p. 153.8
  • Currently, an entire team consisting of six task units each focused on a geographic region.
    p. 153.9
  • Instead, Adam was given a job working with intelligence as part of a reconnaissance-focused task unit.
    p. 172.2
  • Just as you hear more about American soldiers in Vietnam raping women and children and shooting unarmed men, today the media is focused about this detainee debacle for two weeks solid, in contrast to American Soldiers being dragged in the streets and dismembered, which was covered for less than 72 hours.
    p. 174.5
  • Captain Pete Van Hooser, who had pinned Adam with his Trident and was now the commander of Naval Special Warfare Group TWO, nodded toward Adam and the other uniformed SEALs in the crowd, but his focus in his moving remarks was on the photos of those who had given their lives, as well as on their family members—in particular, the wives and children of the fallen.
    p. 185.5
  • Adam's squadron was focused on eradicating the IED and suicide bombing networks prevalent across the country, a mission of "dire importance," according to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
    p. 229.1
  • The precariousness of the situation escalated by the minute, with some of the assault force pinned down by increasingly steady fire coming from virtually all directions, yet the primary SEAL assault team remained calm and focused on the shooter inside the residence.
    p. 277.6

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

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