1 A whole village-full of sensuous emotion, scattered abroad all the year long, surged here in a focus for an hour.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
2 It was the pitiful sight of a man standing in the very focus of sorrow.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
3 Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime.
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4 At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my declining years to the composition of a textbook, which shall focus the whole art of detection into one volume.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
5 It was impossible to believe that she had herself ever been a focus of activities.
6 She did not wish to see him again, not because she feared his influence, but because his presence always had the effect of cheapening her aspirations, of throwing her whole world out of focus.
7 That unblinkingly vivid Japanese sun seems the blazing focus of the glassy ocean's immeasurable burning-glass.
8 Man is not a circle with a single centre; he is an ellipse with a double focus.
9 La Rochelle, which had derived a new importance from the ruin of the other Calvinist cities, was, then, the focus of dissensions and ambition.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
10 Stephen's mind halted by instinct, checked by the strange tone and the imagery and by the priest's face which seemed like an unlit lamp or a reflector hung in a false focus.
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11 Not only is Georgia thus the geographical focus of our Negro population, but in many other respects, both now and yesterday, the Negro problems have seemed to be centered in this State.
12 As the sergeant stepped into the room, his rifle at trail, Rhett, evidently trying to steady himself, put a hand on the captain's arm and, with difficulty, focused his eyes.
13 The sun's heat is rarely strong enough to burn, even when it is focused by dewdrops, as is sometimes the case in more tropical districts.
14 It seemed as if the very light of the candles was focused on those two happy faces alone.
15 Cochepaille pushed up his sleeve; all eyes were focused on him and on his bare arm.
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