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 Meanings and Examples of FOCUS
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 n.  most important thing; a fixed reference point; center of interest or activity
Classic Sentence:
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 Hardy
Context  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 Hardy
Context  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.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
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 Doyle
5  It was impossible to believe that she had herself ever been a focus of activities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  That unblinkingly vivid Japanese sun seems the blazing focus of the glassy ocean's immeasurable burning-glass.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 118. The Quadrant.
8  Man is not a circle with a single centre; he is an ellipse with a double focus.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—ORIGIN
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 Dumas
Context  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.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
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.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IX
14  It seemed as if the very light of the candles was focused on those two happy faces alone.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
15  Cochepaille pushed up his sleeve; all eyes were focused on him and on his bare arm.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence: (128 in 9 pages)
16  Try and focus your mind on your lessons.
17  The key focus of the marketing mix will be on price and distribution.
18  The company needs to focus on its biggest clients.
19  We really need to focus on this one issue and not get sidetracked.
20  This season's fashions focus on warm tones and soft lines.
21  We're going to focus on the relationship between freedom and necessity.
22  Pictures should be in focus, with realistic colours and well composed groups.
23  Magnetic coils focus the electron beams into fine spots.
24  Our primary focus this term will be on group work.
25  The final status negotiations would focus on the core issues of the peace process.
26  She made a few minor adjustments to the focus of her camera.
27  The focus of interest in the series is what goes on in everyday life.
28  The company's restructuring is designed to give a sharper focus on key growth markets.
29  He has to hold newspapers at arm's length to focus on the print.
30  What I'm going to do in this lecture is focus on something very specific.