CONCENTRATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONCENTRATION
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concentration
 n.  complete attention; intense mental effort
 n.  strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing diluting material
Classic Sentence: (90 in 7 pages)
1  I had expected to see Sherlock Holmes impatient under this rambling and inconsequential narrative, but, on the contrary, he had listened with the greatest concentration of attention.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
2  It is a singular thing, but I find that a concentrated atmosphere helps a concentration of thought.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3. The Problem
3  Intense mental concentration has a curious way of blotting out what has passed.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
4  My friend, who loved above all things precision and concentration of thought, resented anything which distracted his attention from the matter in hand.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
5  For two hours, with most intense concentration, Holmes examined every object in turn, but his face showed that his quest was not a successful one.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
6  There was something pathetic in his concentration as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
7  A stout, middle-aged man with enormous owl-eyed spectacles was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table, staring with unsteady concentration at the shelves of books.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
8  I know how he has narrowed the circle of his sympathies and duties, in the concentration of his whole mind upon me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
9  Such a concentration of rage and scorn as darkened her face, and flashed in her jet-black eyes, I could not have thought compressible even into that face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
10  Lucy has not walked much in her sleep the last week, but there is an odd concentration about her which I do not understand; even in her sleep she seems to be watching me.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
11  Van Helsing was gazing at him with a look of utmost intensity, his bushy eyebrows almost meeting with the fixed concentration of his look.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
12  Poor fellow, maybe he is thinking, and I can see his face all wrinkled up with the concentration of his thoughts.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  Again the tutor's attitude became wholly one of concentration.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
14  And his fancy pictured the battle, its loss, the concentration of fighting at one point, and the hesitation of all the commanders.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII
15  If they noticed anything remarkable about Pierre, it was only his unabashed, meditative concentration and thoughtfulness, and the way he spoke French, which struck them as surprisingly good.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
16  This book requires a great deal of concentration.
17  She was concentrating on her book and his voice startled her.
18  The Tories are concentrating their campaign in the key marginal constituencies.
19  She has been concentrating on her career.
20  At the end of the day, the only way out of this funk is to force myself into the habit of concentrating on the jobs at hand.
21  The standards finesse the argument about use of calculators in school mathematics by concentrating on what is to be learned, without worrying about how it is learned.
22  They need no persuading of the dangers of adventurism, which has been concentrating minds in the alliance since 2014 when President Putin annexed Crimea and fomented war in eastern Ukraine.
23  Kate sat up fully, her attention now totally concentrated.
24  The immigrant community is strongly concentrated geographically.
25  Instead, in the main, it has concentrated on access, second chance, and a limited concept of training for community activists.
26  The liquid is found in a highly concentrated form.
27  New heavy industries were concentrated in narrowly restricted areas.
28  Heavy industry was concentrated in the north of the country.
29  He concentrated his pupils and declared the exciting news.
30  Most of the country's population is concentrated in the north.